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  • Teacher Anna Montanari

  • Credits 6

  • SSD IUS/07

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Sociology and Social Work (cod. 8786)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale


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

No poverty Gender equality Decent work and economic growth Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course aims to explain the employment relationship regulation, also according to the constitutional principles and the recent and significant legislative reforms. At the end of this course the student will be able to: - understand the main forms of employees protection provided for by the law - be aware of the principal legal issues related to labour law - use instruments learned during the course, applying them to concrete and specific circumstances.

Course contents

The distinction between employment and self employment

Collective agreement and collective bargaining

The labour market regulation

Temporary Agency Work

The content of the employment contract: tasks and jus variandi

The working time limits

The employer's powers

The employee's duties: diligence, obedience, loyalty 

The termination of the employment relationship: the individual dismissal, collective redundancies.


For attending students, the examination can be prepared on the teaching material provided on the dedicated website and on the notes taken in class.

For Non-attending students, the examination should be prepared on the following book and material, according to the limitation indicated as follow:

A. Vallebona, Breviario di diritto del lavoro, Giappichelli editore, 2021.  ONLY: Introduzione generale; Parte prima, capitoli I e II; Parte seconda, capitoli V (nn. 35, 36, 37), VI (nn. da 41 a 50), VII (nn. da 51 a 62); VIII (nn. da 64 a 80), IX (nn. 81, 83, 84, 85). 

Before the start of lessons, students will be notified of the list of preparatory readings.

Teaching methods

The Course is organized in 15 lesson. The material used in class (slides, readings, etc.) will be available in advance.

Assessment methods

The exam consists of an oral examination aimed at assessing the knowledge acquired by the student during the course. In particular, the student's achievement of an overall vision of the Italian working system and the ability to present the specific issues in a concise and complete way will be evaluated, expecting from the student a critical analysis of the topics and through an adequate legal language.

The course of Labour Law is part of the Integrated Course in Labour And Social Security Law (curriculum Sociology and Social Research).

Each of the two Courses comprised in the Integrated Course has its own program, its own cycle of lessons and its own exam test with an evaluation expressed in thirtieths.

The enrolment to each single exam should be done through Almaesami: https://almaesami.unibo.it/almaesami/welcome.htm

The final mark of the Integrated Course is unique, recorded by the teacher of Social security law and is the result of the average of the marks obtained in the two courses (rounded down for fractions of voting ranging between 0.1 and 0.4 and rounded up for fractions of vote between 0.5 and 0.9).

The grades for the single courses of the Integrated course last for two academic years

Teaching tools

Teaching material provided on the dedicated website

Office hours

See the website of Anna Montanari