Comparative and European Labour Law

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
IUS/07
Language
English
Learning objectives
The course provides students with an good knowledge of the regulation of the most relevant and problematic aspects of employment relationship as stated by European Law and by national law of European Member States by comparison with USA law
Expected learning outcomes
Students who attend the course will acquire competence to:
- identify legal sources of employment relationship at international, European and national level and understand how they interact among them;
- identify what and how individual and collective contracts regulate employment relationship and waive the law;
- acknowledge possibilities and rigidities labour law provides in organizing, managing and downsizing personal in medium-large size companies;
- acknowledge how labour law determines directly or indirectly labour cost within a national system
- compare differences of national labour laws and assess regulative advantages and disadvantages.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First trimester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for the academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
1. the istitutional framework
2. EU Competences regarding labour law
3. Collective bargaining
4. EU internal market regulation
5. EU Free movement of workers
6. EU international employment contract
7. posted workers
8. EU no gender discriminations
9. EU no discrimination based on other factors (race, sexual orientation, religion, personal opinions, age, handicap)
10. EU Working Time and Parental Leaves
11. Part time work contract
12. Fixed term contract
13. Temporary Agency work
14. Self employed work and parasubordinate work
15. Platform workers and GIG Economy
16. EU collective redundancies
17. employer insolvency
18. EU transfer of undertakings
19. EU Information and consultation directives
20. EU Health and safety at work
21. ECFR social rights
22. Economic crisis and austerity reforms
23. ECHR social rights
24. The relationship between EU and Council of Europe and the respective systems of law
25. ILO fundamental conventions
26. WTO regulation
27. Global trade and social dumping
28. Social clauses in free trade agreements
29. Corporate social responsibility
30. simulation of the exam and clarifications
Prerequisites for admission
No pre-requirements are required
Teaching methods
The course is entirely taught in English language with the support of power point presentations. Attending students are required to actively contribute to the discussion of judgments of the EU Court of Justice and other teaching materials. Attending students may also give a presentation discussing one or more judgments of the EU Court.
Teaching Resources
Teun Jaspers, Frans Pennings, Saskia Peters, European Labour Law, Intersentia, 2019; slides presented in class; further readings and teaching materials will be suggested in the lectures.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The course provides students with a good knowledge of the regulation of the most relevant and problematic aspects of employment relationship as stated by European Law and by national law of European Member States by comparison with USA law.
Students who attend the course will be able to:
- identify legal sources of employment relationship at international, European and national level and understand how they interact among them;
- identify what and how individual and collective contracts regulate employment relationship and waive the law;
- acknowledge possibilities and rigidities labour law provides in organizing, managing and downsizing personal in medium-large size companies;
- acknowledge how labour law determines directly or indirectly labour cost within a national system
- compare differences of national labour laws and assess regulative advantages and disadvantages.

The final exam will consist of a written examination based on multiple choice test.
IUS/07 - LABOUR LAW - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Professor: Pallini Massimo
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