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

Gender equality Decent work and economic growth Reduced inequalities Responsible consumption and production

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide students with a general knowledge of 1) the individual employment relationship regulation in Italy and 2) principles of Italian social security law. At the end of the course students are able to: (a) understand the principal obligations of the employment relationship and use the main legal instruments related to the management of employment relationships; (b) understand the main issues related to the management of social security rights of the employee as well as to the main obligations of the employer as regards contributions to the welfare system.

Course contents

  1. Labour law sources. The establishment of the employment relationship. The distinction between employment and self-employment.
  2. The employer's powers and the object of the employment contract: tasks and jus variandi; controls by technological devices and controls for health reasons.
  3. Disciplinary procedures and sanctions in workplace; grievances. Dismissals and other reasons of termination of the employment relationship.
  4. Transfer of undertakings, outsourcing and labour law.
  5. Social security in Italian and European union law.
  6. Principles and rules on social security rights.
  7. Principles and rules on social security compulsory contributions.
  8. Age pensions in Italy
  9. Pay and pension funds.
  10. Workplace health and safety; accidents, injuries and diseases: responsibilities and rights in employment law and in the social security system.


F. Carinci, R. De Luca Tamajo, P. Tosi, T. Treu, Diritto del lavoro, 2, Il rapporto di lavoro subordinato, Utet, Torino, 2016, only chapters:
II (but excluding par. 7-10),
VIII (but excluding par. A.4-7 and par. D.5-6),
XI (but excluding sez. b);


M. Cinelli, S. Giubboni, Lineamenti di diritto della previdenza sociale, Cedam Wolters Kluwer, MIlano, 2018, but excluding:
- chapter IV. 7
- chapter VI
- chapter VII 2 and 6-9
- chapter IX B.

Teaching methods

The course will be developed through ten lectures (in Italian language).

Assessment methods

The final exam consists of an oral interview.

As part of the exam, a written dissertation can be submitted, if individually agreed with prof. Casale.

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Office hours

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