Labour law (2016/2017)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Laura Calafà
Laura Calafà
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. IB dal Nov 14, 2016 al Jan 21, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IB
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall H  
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall H  

Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing the necessary conceptual, normative and methodological bases for analysing and understanding the system of labour law and industrial relations in the context of human sciences. The purpose of the course is to make the student capable of assessing the issues arising in the implementation of the theoretical and regulatory framework, through correct reasoning and arguments.


The labour law course aims at analysing labour law in a broad sense, trade unions law included, comparing public sector and private sector rules. The system of regulatory sources: historical development, in the EU and domestic legal systems. Pre-Constitutional and Post-Constitutional phases, impact of the EU sources. Particular attention is paid to the legal regulation of the individual employment contract and to the relationships between labour law and the market as well as to the so called “administration” of the labour relationship. The historical overview of the whole discipline, strike-related rules included, is followed by the analysis of the articulated system of sources of labour law, with particular regard to statutory law, so called collective autonomy sources, collective agreements and concertation systems between social partners. Particular attention is paid to the trade unions topic in the public sector.

Sources of Labour Law – Collective agreements – Concertation – Employment contract – Labour Market - Public employer

Assessment methods and criteria

For students not attending the exam is oral; for attending students, the oral examination is anticipated by a written test.

ERASMUS students are asked to to contact the professor Calafà ( at the beginning of the course in order to agree with the teaching methods and assessment tests.