81971 - Labour Law and Industrial Relations

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Decent work and economic growth

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The course aims to address the issue of labor relations in the enterprise, with particular reference to collective bargaining and freedom of association and right of strike. The course also aims to provide the analytical tools to understand the legislation on employment, with particular reference to the regulation of flexible employment contracts and the discipline of transformation and crisis of undertakings

Course contents

General introduction: the principles of Italian and European labour legislation and the evolution of industrial relations in Italy.

The industrial relations in the undertaking: stakeholders (Trade Unions and Employers' Associations) and industrial conflict (strike and lockout)

Collective agreement and Collective bargaining

Employment relationship: The distinction between employment and self employment.

Labour market

Works agency

Employment contract (tasks, working time, pay, duties of employee, employer's powers)

The termination of the employment relationship: individual dismissal, collective dismissals

The safeguarding of employees's rights in the event of transfers of undertakings or business

Flexible employment contracts


Students who have attended the course can prepare the exam on the notes and on the materials presented during the lectures, available on the http://campus.unibo.it/.

For non-attending students the examination should be prepared on the following books, according to the limitation indicated as follow (the materials given in class will be still available):

F. Carinci, R. De Luca Tamajo, P. Tosi, T. Treu, Diritto del lavoro, 1, Il diritto sindacale, Utet, Torino, 2016. ONLY chapters: 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12

F. Carinci, R. De Luca Tamajo, P. Tosi, T. Treu, Diritto del lavoro, 2, Il rapporto di lavoro subordinato, Utet, Torino, 2016. EXCLUDED chapters: 1, 10, 13, 14

Teaching methods


Assessment methods

The exam consists in an oral examination designed to assess the knowledge acquired by the student and his ability to critical reconstruction of the matter also through the use of an appropriate legal language.

The student may choose to take the exam in two oral examination: the first examination will be scheduled at the end of the first cycle of lessons (early April); the second examination will be held at the end of the second cycle of lessons. In this case, the final grade will be an average of the marks achieved in the two partial tests

Teaching tools

Teaching material provided on the dedicated website

Office hours

See the website of Anna Montanari