75758 - Labour Law

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Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide students with a general knowledge of the individual employment relationship regulation. At the end of the course students are able to: (a) understand the principal obligations of the employment relationship; (b) use the main legal instruments related to the management of employment relationships; (c) understand the main issues related to the management of “international” workers.

Course contents

The distinction between employment and self employment (Who is an employee?). Labour law sources. Trade Union Freedom, Organization and activities. Collective bargaining: content, procedures, subjects. The labour market regulation. The establishment of the employment relationship. The object of the employment contract: tasks and jus variandi. The employee's duties: diligence, obedience, loyalty. The employer's powers. Workplace health and safety. Working time regulation. Pay. The suspension of the employment relationship (leaves and short-time working scheme). The termination of the employment relationship: the individual dismissal, collective redundancies, the indemnities. Outsourcing and labour law. The employment of "international" workers. Flexible employment contracts.


Suggested bibliography for attending and non-attending students:

F. Carinci, E. Menegatti (edited by), Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Italy, IPSOA Wolters Kluwer, 2015, with the exclusion of chapters VIII, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XVI.

F. Carinci, E. Menegatti (edited by), Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Italy, IPSOA Wolters Kluwer, 2015, con l'esclusione dei capitoli VIII, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XVI.

Teaching methods

Lectures and class discussions on topical subjects

Assessment methods

Oral examination, aimed at verifying the assimilation of the course learning contents. Capacity for critical analysis will be taken into account.

Grading system (0-30 scale):

<18: fail.

18-19: fair.

20-23: more than enough.

24-26: good.

27-30: very good/excellent.

30 cum laude/with honor.

Solid command of legal English is considered a "plus".

Teaching tools

Power point presentations

Office hours

See the website of Emanuele Menegatti