International Labour Law (ILV)


Course lecturer:


 Birgitta Winkler , LL.M.
Specialization AreaInternational Human Resource Management
Course numberM4.05171.30.641
Course codeIntLL
Semester of degree program Semester 3
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,0
Language of instruction English

By the end of this course the students should:
understand the main legal issues that need to be considered when employing people in different countries
identify international employment standards and country-specific differences in labour law
gain knowledge about the institutions and instruments for setting and complying to international labour standards
relate the legal rules regarding international employment and labour law to practical challenges in international HR management

This course provides a basic overview of international labor and employment standards and the main labour-related legal issues to be considered in international HR management. Specifically, the course includes the following topics:

International labour and employment standards (including the role of the International Labor Organization)
Setting and enforcing international labour standards
International regulations for employment anti-discrimination (including the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities)
Individual employment rights
Identifying country-specific employment regulations
EU Labour Law
Collective labour law, labour relations, work councils and unions in an international context

Blanpain, R., Bisom-Rapp, S. & Corbett, W. R. (2007). The Global Workplace: International and Comparative Employment Law: Cases and Materials. New York: Wolters Kluwer.

Davies, A. C. L. (2012). EU Labour Law. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Finkin, M. W., Cutscher-Gerhenfeld, J., Araki, T., Fischinger, P., Fragale Filho, R., Stewart, A., & Waas, B. (2013). Multinational Human Resource Management and the Law: Common Workplace Problems in Different Legal Environments. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Lecture, discussion, case studies

Class participation: 20%
Exam: 80%