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EU Labour Law investigates the social dimension of the European Union from a legal perspective as well as the conflict between economic freedoms and social rights. It is taught in English language and it is particularly indicated for Erasmus students and for students in law or in economics who aspire to an international or European career. It is also suggested to students in legal services to business and public administration who aim to acquire specific skills in the labour law field.
OBIETTIVI E CONTENUTI
Lo scopo del corso è quello di fornire ai partecipanti una conoscenza dei vari aspetti del diritto del lavoro dell'UE e con la possibilità di presentare e discutere alcune delle sentenze più importanti in questo campo . Particolare attenzione sarà rivolta alle direttive e le misure adottate dall'Unione europea e ad importanti sentenze della Corte di giustizia europea . Tra gli argomenti più importanti , possiamo citare : la libera circolazione dei lavoratori ; direttive uguaglianza e divieto di discriminazione in materia di occupazione ; il contratto di lavoro ( direttiva sull'orario di lavoro , part-time lavoro, i contratti Fixed Term ) ; tutela del lavoro ( licenziamenti collettivi , trasferimenti di imprese , di insolvenza ) ; La partecipazione dei lavoratori nei processi decisionali (diritti di informazione e consultazione ; comitati aziendali europei ; Societas Europaea ); il conflitto e l'equilibrio tra libertà economiche e diritti sociali fondamentali .
OBIETTIVI FORMATIVI (DETTAGLIO) E RISULTATI DI APPRENDIMENTO
EU labour law is designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in all major fields of labour law at EU level. Notably, it aims to provide specific skills and knowledge in the following topics:
- The development of EU labour law from and historical perspective;
- The sources of EU labour law with particular regards to the EU Charter, the EU Social Pillar and the Treaties;
- The problematic conflictual relationship between economic freedoms and social rights (particularly, right to collective bargaining and right to strike);
- EU antidiscrimination law and its impact at national level;
- EU legal regulation of fixed-term work and its impact at national level;
- Collective redundancies, Transfer of undertakings and different forms of workers participation to the business decision making process.
At the end of the course, students will be expected to have:
- Acquired a general knowledge of the main principles and rationales underlying EU labour law and, broadly, the process and strategy of construction of the EU social dimension and integration;
- Acquired a more specific knowledge on some fundamental labour law issues such as anti-discrimination law;
- Acquired the sensibility and capacity to make an independent assessment of EU social policies and their impact at national level;
- Acquired knowledge and skills to understand the problematic conflict between economic freedoms and social rights and the different solution provided at EU and national level;
- Acquired the ability to read and interpret judgments of the EUCJ and the judicial dialogue between the EUCJ and domestic courts;
- Given a presentation of one or more judgments of the EUCJ;
- Become more confident with the problem of comparing different legal systems particularly when dealing with collective social rights, deeply rooted in the different cultural, economic, political and social contexts.
The course is entirely taught in English language with the support of power point presentations. Attending students are required to actively contribute to the discussion of judgments of the EU Court of Justice and other teaching materials. Attending students may also give a presentation discussing one or more judgments of the EU Court. In the light of the strong participation of Erasmus students, comparison between different legal systems is also developed; notably, students are invited to explain their different legal perspectives and interpretations of some common problems and issues.
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.
Readings for attending students (80% of presence during the course)
- A.C.L. Davies, EU Labour Law, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012 (Except Part I, § 1), pp. 238.
- B. Bercusson, European Labour Law, 2nd Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2009, chapter 21, pp. 663-714.
Readings for non-attending students
- 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.
DOCENTI E COMMISSIONI
Ricevimento: Ferma restando la disponibilità del docente a ricevere subito dopo la lezione, durante lo svolgimento del corso il ricevimento si terrà in via Balbi 22, sezione di Diritto commerciale, il venerdì dalle ore 11,00 alle ore 12,00.
ORSOLA RAZZOLINI (Presidente)
MARIA VITTORIA BALLESTRERO
DANIELA DEL DUCA
I semestre dal 16 settembre al 6 dicembre 2019 (12 settimane)
II semestre dal 17 febbraio al 9 maggio 2020 (12 settimane)
Orari delle lezioni
- For attending students, this subject is examined by a takehome paper on one topic to be chosen among three. The paper is of maximum 5.000 words and must be sent before the exam and discussed during the exam. Class participation is also strongly considered.
- For non-attending students (those who have attended less than 28 hours of lectures) the exam is an oral exam that will consist of at least three questions about all the programme.
MODALITA' DI ACCERTAMENTO
The exam for attending students aims to verify that the student has acquired the knowledge contained in the programme. In order to do this, attending student are required to write a short dissertation in which they discuss relevant EU labour law topics. The dissertation allows to ascertain whether they have become able to use, understand and interpret, also in a critical perspective, the different sources of EU law (Treaties, regulations, directives, judgments of the EUCJ). Also, the takehome paper allows student to carry out, individually, a scientific research in English language, learning how to use the library resources and the EU and international databases. The oral discussion of the paper is turned to confirm that they have effectively acquired these abilities and that they are able to discuss EU labour law topics.
The exam for non-attending student is turned to verify that the student has acquired the professional knowledge contained in the syllabus. It is not turned, however, to verify whether students have become able to individually carry out a scientific research or to critically interpret and discuss EUCJ judgments. It rather aims to ascertain, through a number of questions, mostly theoretical, whether the student has learnt and understood the basics and the main concepts of EU labour law.
Class Participation Depending on the number of participants, there will be the possibility for each participant (or group of participants), during the course, to give a short class presentation of one or more judgments of the ECJ.