Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

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Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATION
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Dott.ssa SENA Eufrasia
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Course description

knowledge of the main institutions relating to the regulation of labor relations in public administrations;
the ability to analyze the main dynamics relating to employment relationships in public administrations.
Expected learning results:
- Knowledge and understanding: the student must have the ability to understand the evolution and the normative aspects of labour law and Social Security system. Considering, in particular, the reforms in the field.
- Applying knowledge and understanding: the student, through the study of the case law, must have the ability to understand the work dynamics inside public employment.
- Making judgments: the student must have the ability to judge the Italian policies aimed at balance the rights of the workers and of the market efficiency, through the critical analyze of social and labour policies.
- Communication skills : the student must have able to communicate the main content of legal institute, through the use of technical-juridical language.
- Learning skills: he student must have able to refer the legal provisions.


Knowledge of the main institutions relating to civil and public law


Labor law: trade union, employment relations, social security law.
The course discusses: the labor market in Italy (the economic component and the legal framework). Historical-evolutionary of Labor Law. The legal and conventional sources of labor law (9 h). Freedom and pluralism of trade unions. Representation and representativeness of trade unions. Trade union rights. The collective contract in the private work (12 h). Objective and subjective effectiveness (6 h). Collective bargaining: structure and content. The law and the collective agreement. Relationships between collective agreements. Succession of collective bargaining over time. The competition-conflict between collective agreements of different levels (12 h). The right to strike (6 h). The establishment of the employment relationship. The contractual integrations: staff leasing, posting workers and the transfer of the undertaking (6 h). The flexible employment (6 h) and the employment relationship (3 h). The extinction of the employment relationship. Collective redundancies ( 6 h). The protection of workers' rights. Social security institutions: income support and unemployment (3 h).

Teaching Methods

Traditional: the course is divided into oral lectures and, possibly, seminars.


ESPOSITO M., GAETA L., SANTUCCI R., VISCOMI A., ZOPPOLI L., ZOPPOLI A., “Istituzioni di diritto del lavoro e sindacale”, 3 volumes, Giappichelli, the last edition (except Chapters 21,22,25,26 e 27)
For those who are going to take the exam after december 2018:
ESPOSITO M., GAETA, ZOPPOLI L., ZOPPOLI A., “Diritto del lavoro e sindacale”, Torino, Giappichelli, 2018 (except the chapter 22)

Learning assessment

The final assessment is based on an oral interview, in less than 30 minutes, in which the student - in answer to questions about three general themes discussed in the course - is called to illustrate critically the functioning of the legal institutes and their purpose. The student, through the interview, must show that he or she is properly orientated in the labour law system and seizes the distinctive background elements of tihis. During the course, exercises and written tests for checking the learning are provided; Generally the student answers a battery of questions, open and closed, that review the program that has been carried out. The final vote, minimum 18/30 maximum 30/30 cum laude, will take into account: a) the clarity and the order of the exhibition; B) the ownership of the language; C) the systematic reasoning capacity.

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