Student guide Faculty of Law A.Y. 2007/08

Labour Law I and Labour Law II
Aim of the course
The course will teach students about labour law, trade union law and methods of regulating the labour market, by presenting legal subjects through everyday experience of the world of companies, illustrated by cases and problems.
The course is divided into two modules. 
The first module will illustrate the main subjects of trade union law, with particular reference to the protagonists of industrial relations and their actions, taking account of the overall historical development of forms of representation of collective interests and the probable development of the industrial relations system towards new forms of collective bargaining.
The second module will examine the fundamental institutions of labour law that regulate employment from hiring to termination.  The labour law aspects of compulsory and private pension schemes will also be examined. Issues relating to “contractors” will also be discussed, with special reference to the new contractual forms recently introduced. The course will also focus on the mechanisms of regulation of the labour market, the Job Centre system, employment services, active employment policies and the most important phenomena with a collective dimension, such as management of the welfare safety net and redundancy.

1.  Trade union law.
    1.1   Trade union legislation.
    1.2   Principles of industrial relations and the parties involved.
    1.3   Exercise of representation through trade union action. Representation and representativity in trade union legislation.
    1.4   Rights, protections and guarantees in the supporting legislation and collective bargaining.
    1.5   Collective bargaining: origins and prospects.
    1.6   The aspects of collective bargaining in Italy.
    1.7   Consultation and social dialogue.

    2.  Legislation governing employment.
     2.1   The contract of employment.
     2.2   Pre-requisites for contract, and basic elements.
     2.3   Forms of employment.
     2.4   Evolution towards new types of employment in companies.
     2.5   Performance of the contract of employment.
     2.6   The main cases of authorised suspension of the contract of employment.
     2.7   Duties, grading, working hours and remuneration.
     2.8   Termination of the contract of employment.
     2.9  Labour law aspects of compulsory and private pension schemes.
     2.10  The labour market and its regulation.
     2.11  Job Centre, employment services and active employment policies.
     2.12  Passive employment policies: redundancy schemes and solidarity agreements.
Supplementary work
Students intending to switch from the “3+2” to the five-year degree course will be required to take a supplementary oral exam due to the larger number of credits allocated to the five-year degree course. The exam will focus on Labour and competitivity of businesses. Students can obtain details of the subjects covered in the exam by consulting the 2007-2008 syllabus of the course on the part of the University’s website devoted to teaching aspects.
Students will be expected to be familiar with legislative sources and with the contents of the following articles:
·         Tiraboschi M., Esternalizzazioni del lavoro e valorizzazione del capitale umano: due modelli inconciliabili?, in Diritto delle Relazioni Industriali, n. 2/XV – 2005, Giuffrè, Milan.
·         Golzio L., L’evoluzione dei modelli organizzativi d’impresa, in Diritto delle Relazioni Industriali, n. 2/XV – 2005, Giuffrè, Milan.
·         De Luca Tamajo R., Ragioni e regole del decentramento produttivo, in Diritto delle Relazioni Industriali, n. 2/XV – 2005, Giuffrè, Milan.
·         Busacca B., Decentramento produttivo e processi di esternalizzazione: il mutamento della organizzazione produttiva, in Diritto delle Relazioni Industriali, n. 2/XV – 2005, Giuffrè, Milan.
Oral exams will be held at the end of the course.
Reading list
In addition to the reading recommended during the course, students are advised to use an employment and trade union law textbook to study for the exam. The following are suggested:
·         Vallebona A., Istituzioni di diritto del lavoro, Volume II, Il rapporto di lavoro, Cedam, Padova, 2005;
·         Vallebona A., Istituzioni di diritto del lavoro, Volume I, Il diritto sindacale, Cedam, Padova, 2005.
Alternatively, for the labour law part of the syllabus:
·         Biagi M., Tiraboschi M., Istituzioni di diritto del lavoro, Giuffrè, Milan, 2004, 3rd ed.;
·         Galantino L., Diritto del lavoro, Giappichelli, Turin, 2006;
·         Carinci F., De Luca Tamajo R., Tosi P., Treu T., Diritto del Lavoro, II, Il rapporto di lavoro subordinato, Utet, Turin, 2005, 6th ed.;
·         Roccella M., Manuale di diritto del lavoro, Giappichelli, Turin, 2005.
Alternatively, for the trade union law part of the syllabus:
·         Carinci F., De Luca Tamajo R., Tosi P., Treu T., Diritto del Lavoro, I, Diritto sindacale, Utet, Turin, 2006, 5th ed.;
·         Galantino L., Diritto sindacale, Giappichelli, Turin, 2006, 14th ed.;
·         Giugni G., Diritto sindacale, Cacucci, Bari, 2006.
Other textbooks may be used, subject to prior approval by the lecturer.
In addition to the textbooks, students should study the relevant legislation, and will be expected to demonstrate their familiarity with its latest version. They are consequently advised to consult an up-to-date Labour Code in addition to studying the textbooks. Specific recommendations will be given during the course.
Students who attend lectures regularly need only study the specific chapters of the above books indicated by the lecturers during lectures.