00224 - Employment Law

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

Good health and well-being Gender equality Decent work and economic growth Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to analysedependent employment contracts and industrial relations in Italian labour law.

Course contents

The course will be focused on the following issues.

- Labour and labour market in the Italian Constitution, International Law and in EU Treaties.

- Administrative organisation and government intervention in the labour market; employment and temporary work agencies.

- Trade unions and trade unions' rights (trade unions' organization; trade unions' rights in the Constitution and in the workplace).

- Collective bargaining and collective agreements (collective bargaining rules and structure; the agreements of July 1993 and January 2014; models, levels and scope of application of collective agreements).

- Collective conflict and anti-trade union behaviour (strike and lock-out; strike in public services; Article 28 of the Statuto dei lavoratori).

- Dependent employment and quasi-salaried work.

- The law of dependent employment contracts. Labour law in public administrations; contract's  invalidity; discriminations prohibitions; the job performance: offices qualifications and categories; worker's duties of diligence, obedience and fidelity; employer's powers; place and working time; employer's duty of remuneration; worker's protection; cases of suspension and lay - off; unfair dismissal and collective redundancies; guarantee of worker's rights .

- Undertaking's changes and labour law: transfer of undertakings, groups of undertakings, protection against employer's insolvency.

The lessons of Professor Federico Martelloni will be focused on atypical forms of employment.


The students will prepare the examination,

- for the law of the employment relationship:

on one of the handbooks here recommended, with a free choice (latest ed.):

F. Carinci, R. De Luca Tamajo, P. Tosi, T. Treu, Diritto del lavoro, II, Il rapporto di lavoro subordinato, Utet;

O. Mazzotta, Diritto del lavoro, Giuffrè.

- for the collective relations:

on one of the handbooks here recommended, with a free choice (latest ed.):

M. V. Ballestrero, Diritto sindacale, Giappichelli;

F. Carinci, R. De Luca Tamajo, P. Tosi, T. Treu, Diritto del lavoro, I, Diritto sindacale, quinta edizione, Utet;

G. Giugni, Diritto sindacale, Cacucci.

- for the EU labour law:

on one of the handbooks here reccomended, with a free choice (latest ed.):

M. Roccella, T. Treu, Diritto del lavoro dell'Unione  europea, Cedam, chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 and other two chapters, with a free choice between 5, 7, 8, 9, 10;

F. Carinci, A. Pizzoferrato, Diritto del lavoro dell'Unione europea, Giappichelli, chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, and other two chapters, with a free choice between 5, 6, 7, 8.

The students have to consult a national collective agreement too: it is possible to find collective agreements in:



Reductions of the program are granted to students attending the lessons.

Teaching methods

The Professor will lead the course, but students' intervention or working papers will be appreciated.

The teachings of the first semester will be provided as described at the following Internet address: https://dsg.unibo.it/en/teaching/projects-and-teaching-methodologies/teaching-modes-at-dsg-on-i-semester-a-y-2020-2021 ).

Assessment methods

At the end of the course there will be an oral examination, not before the month of June. It is also possible to arrange a personalised programme with the teacher, in order to focus the examination on a specific working paper realised by the student.

The outcome of the final exam will mainly depend on:

- being familiar with the main concept within the subject matter of the industrial relations law;

- being familiar with the main situations of power, rights and obligations of the employment relationship;

- being familiar with the main atypical employment relationships;

- good communication skills.

It's possible to attend the examination only for the students that have passed Diritto privato and Diritto costituzionale examinations.

The valuation of the exam will be inspired, by way of example, at the following criteria:

scarcely sufficient preparation on the topics of the exam, poor critical ability and difficulty in using the technical-legal language → 18-21;

more than sufficient or discreet preparation on the topics of the exam with critical skills and use of technical-legal language → 22-25;

good or more than good preparation on the topics of the exam with adequate critical skills and ability in the use of the technical-legal language → 26-28;

substantially exhaustive preparation on the topics of the exam with high critical ability and full capacity in the use of the technical-legal language → 29-30-30L".

In view of the evolutions regarding the pandemic, it will be checked whether maintain the possibility of performing the oral test through a video interview on the Microsoft Teams Platform.

In this case the oral exam will take place through a video interview on the Microsoft Teams platform. On each occasion, a virtual classroom will be created for the exam and, if necessary, one or more virtual classrooms for the subcommittees, where students will have the opportunity to take the interview. Students who are registered in the exam will receive a specific communication on the institutional email, indicating the link or links to connect to on the day of the exam. To take the oral exam It is necessary to have a stable internet connection, a working webcam and microphone, as well as an identity document.

Teaching tools

Students with disabilities shall inform the teachers of their specific needs, so as to be properly addressed.

Erasmus students might agree upon special arrangement to facilitate their work with the teachers.

Office hours

See the website of Andrea Lassandari

See the website of Federico Martelloni