Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

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Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATION
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Second semester
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Course description

The course aims at providing the sudent with:
A sound knowledge of Labour Law;
The capacity to analyse the main labour dynamics;
The capacity to critically assess Labour Law issues;
The technical language of Labour Law.


Knowledge of Private and Public Law


Historical development of Labour Law.
Sources: Constitution, the law and the contract.
Fundamental Rights at work.
Labour in Italy: economic environment, people, and institutions.
Organization and legislative regulation of the labour market.
Employment contracts: subordination, organization and special relationships.
The Unions and the Constitution.
Union rights at workplace.
The collective agreement between abstention of law and effectiveness.
Collective action.
Worker duties and managerial prerogatives.
Worker skills and organizational dynamics.
Health and safety at work.
The right to pay and work productivity.
Place, duration and leaves in the employment relationship.
The termination of the employment relationship: by consensus, resignation, and dismissal.
Outsourcing, company fragmentation and co-employership.
Fixed-term work and training employment contracts.
In work and out of work income support; active labour market policies.
Antidiscrimination labour law.
Limitation and forfeiture periods, transaction and renounces to rights.
Court disputes prevention, labour trial, credit guarantee.

Historical development and actual stand of the regulation of labour market and relationships, in individual and collective perspective, with particular attention to the multilevel analysis of legislative sources and case law.

Teaching Methods

Lectures; analysis of legislative provisions and case law; student’s presentations.


Esposito M., Gaeta L., Zoppoli A., Zoppoli L., Diritto del Lavoro e Sindacale, Turin: Giappichelli Editore, October 2018.

Learning assessment

Oral examination. During the exam, students will be asked questions that touch the various aspects of the program, in order to verify the level of knowledge of the topics dealt with, the reasoning and critical analysis capacity, and the mastery of technical language. The score of the exam consists of a note expressed in thirtieths. In order to pass the exam, thus achieving a note not lower than 18/30, the student must show a sufficient knowledge of the topics dealt with within the program. To achieve a note of 30/30 cum laude, the student must show an excellent knowledge of all the topics dealt with during the course, to be able to analyze critically issues underlying the topics in question and to have full mastery of technical language.

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