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EU LABOUR LAW

CODE 84275
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019
CREDITS 6 credits during the 3nd year of 7995 LAW (LMG/01) GENOVA

6 credits during the 5th year of 7996 LAW (LMG/01) IMPERIA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR IUS/07
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (LAW)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course is designed to provide students with an essential and critical knowledge of EU labour law that is nowadays a fundamental part of every European Member State’s national law. The course is particularly focused on Freedom of movement; Non-discrimination and equality of treatment;  Flexible work;  Workers’ participation in firms’ restructuring and in the decision-making process; Conflict between economic freedoms and social rights. Comparative research will be always taken into account.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to provide participants with a knowledge of various aspects of EU labour law and with the ability to present and discuss some of the most important judgments in this field. Particular attention will be paid to directives and measures adopted by the European Union and to important judgments delivered by the European Court of Justice. Among the most relevant topics, we may mention: the free movement of workers; equality directives and prohibition of discrimination in employment and occupation; the contract of employment (Working Time Directive, Part-Time Work, Fixed-Term Agreements); employment protection (collective redundancies, transfers of undertakings, insolvency); workers participation in the decision-making process (information and consultation rights; European Work Councils; Societas Europaea); conflict and balance between economic freedoms and fundamental social rights.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1. Introduction. European Labour Law, EU Labour Law and the Development of the European Social Model; 2. Free Movement of Workers; 3. Equality Law – Development and Principles; Equal Pay; Equal Treatment; 4. EU Labour Law and the so-called Atypical Work (Fixed-term work and agency work); 5. The Non-Regression Clause and the Principle of Favor in EU Law; 6. Employment Rights in Firms’ Restructuring (Transfer of Undertakings and Collective Redundancies); 7. Workers Participation in the Decision-Making Process (European Work Councils and Societas Europaea –SE); 8. Regulatory Competition and Conflict between Economic Freedoms and Collective Social Rights.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

● A.C.L. Davies, EU Labour Law, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012, p. 1-269.

●  B. Bercusson, European Labour Law, 2nd Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2009, chapter 17, pp. 521-562; chapter 21, pp. 663-714.

-  Teaching materials and articles will be also uploaded in Aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ORSOLA RAZZOLINI (President)

ALBERTO ASTENGO

MARIA VITTORIA BALLESTRERO

STEFANO COSTANTINI

DANIELA DEL DUCA

GISELLA DESIMONE

MAURIZIO FALSONE

MARCO NOVELLA

FRANCESCA SAVINO

LESSONS

LESSONS START

I semestre dal 17 settembre al 7 dicembre 2018
II semestre dal 25 febbraio al 17 maggio 2019

Class schedule

EU LABOUR LAW

EXAMS

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
08/01/2019 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
29/01/2019 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
20/02/2019 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
04/06/2019 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
19/06/2019 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
02/07/2019 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
16/07/2019 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
10/09/2019 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale