Fundamentals of Labour Law

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course is aimed at providing with the fundamental rules regarding employment contract and human resources management as regulated by Italian and European Law.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course students are expected :
- to know the regulation - at national and European level - of the most relevant issues of employment contract: hiring, dismissal, fixed term contract, temporary work contracts, self or semi-self employment contract, pay, transfer of undertaking, no discrimination, health and hygiene protection;
- to be able to manage an employment relationships for aspects concerning the above said issues;
- to be able to understand, assess and foresee organizational effects, costs and possible legal risks because the management of the above said issues of employment contract
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second trimester
According to the evolution of the pandemic, there will be both asynchronous and synchronous classes. Asynchronous classes will be realized through power points with audio comments; synchronous classes will take place, according to the course's timetable, through Microsoft Teams. Both the power points and the records of the synchronous class sessions will be uploaded in the Platform Ariel.
Course syllabus
PROGRAM CONTENT: Purpose of labor law; sources of labor law; freedom of association and collective bargaining; union rights in the workplace and the Workers' Statute; the right to strike; the distinction between employment, self-employment and coordinated work in the "flat" and digital firm; smartworking and homeworking; the constitution of the employment relationship; the "flexible" employment contracts: part time contract, fixed-term contract, occasional work, intermittent work; training contracts: apprenticeships, internships; duties and powers of the employer; fundamental rights of workers; disciplinary, economic/organizational and collective dismissal; outsourcing and internalization (transfer of undertaking, contracting out, posting of workers); management of the employment relationship in companies in crisis: redundancy and solidarity contracts; protection of workers following the termination of the employment relationship; active and passive employment policies.
Prerequisites for admission
It is required to have passed the propedeutic exams and, namely, the exam in private law.
Teaching methods
The course is held entirely in Italian with the support of slides and other teaching materials. During the course guests, experts on particular topics or social parties may be invited to present their insights or experiences. Active student participation is recommended. At the end of the course, students may voluntarily choose to give short power point presentations on topics agreed upon with the teacher.
Teaching Resources
Slides used in class. One among the following handbooks in their most recent edition:
a) Maria Vittoria Ballestrero, Gisella De Simone, Diritto del lavoro, Giappichelli.
b) Riccardo Del Punta, Diritto del lavoro, Giuffrè.
c) Oronzo Mazzotta, Manuale di diritto del lavoro, Wolters Kluwer.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam is a written examination based on 6-7 questions. The evaluation, expressed as a fraction of 30/30, will take into account the accuracy, correctness and completeness character of the answer. The given time for the test is one hour and 30 minutes.
IUS/07 - LABOUR LAW - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Professor: Razzolini Orsola