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The course in Labour Law in the Digital Economy focuses on the changes in the regulation of employment relations resulting from the spread of the digital economy. The legal structures most affected by the use of digital technologies in the organisation of work and in the performance of labour activities will be examined in depth.
The course aims at providing knowledge and skills useful to understand labour law at the test of the digital economy. Through theoretical analysis and case studies, it will provide the tools to develop an autonomous ability to assess the legal issues generated by the spread of digital systems and artificial intelligence in the labour market, in the management of labour relations and in the organisation of trade union representation.
The course of Labour law in the Digital Economy aims at providing the interpretative tools needed to understand the changes caused by the digitalisation of productive processes.
During the course, practical cases will be analysed.
Individual study, attendance and participation in the proposed training activities will make it possible to
- understand and critically evaluate the implications of the so-called Fourth digital revolution on the management of labour relations.
- know the legal structures most affected by the digitalisation of production processes.
- know the responses of the legal system to the changes.
- identify, know and be able to apply the main legal provisions allowing the establishment and management of employment relationships in the era of digitalisation.
- use an appropriate legal language.
Some basic knowledge of labour law is recommended.
In order to facilitate students who did not take the labour law exam, some readings will be suggested on Aulaweb before the start of the course.
A good understanding of written English is also helpful.
Theoretical lessons are integrated by the analysis of case studies.
Please see Aulaweb for information on lessons and exam.
Fundamental concepts, preliminary to the understanding of the institutes under analysis
Entrepreneurial powers and employer powers
Digital platforms and work: phenomenon; issues; outcomes.
Limits and rules for algorithmic management: privacy; power of control; job assignments; technological dismissal
Workers' behaviour on social networks and the employment relationship
Workplace and digital technologies: the case of the metaverse
The digital labour market and social media
Safety at work and digital technologies
Digital unionism and the exercise of collective rights
These topics contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal No. 8 of the UN 2030 Agenda (Decent work and economic growth)
"Lavoro digitale", edited by M. Novella - P. Tullini, Giappichelli, 2022.
For attending students, the study of the book must be supported by the material and supplementary readings provided during the course and made available on Aulaweb.
For non-attending students, the study of other texts that will be communicated at the beginning of the course on Aulaweb must be added.
2° semester (February 2024)
The examination will be oral in order to ascertain the acquisition of basic knowledge and understanding of the specificities of labour law in the digital economy.
Any in-depth studies carried out during the course will be excluded from the final exam.
Please consult Aulaweb for any other indications regarding the exam.
The exam aims at verifying the actual knowledge of the main theoretical issues arising from the impact of the digitalisation of production processes on the regulation of labour relations, as well as the ability to apply labour law institutions to contexts strongly influenced by digital technologies. Through questions of a general theoretical nature, it will be checked whether the student is able to
- identify, distinguish, know and apply the main legal provisions regardng the individual labour relations in highly digitalised production contexts
- understand and interpret, with a critical spirit and autonomy of judgement, the relevant regulatory texts
- autonomously identify and apply the proper regulation to practical cases and examples
- identify and define the main concepts of labour law using appropriate technical language.