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EnIESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Level Year Period Language of instruction 
Academic responsibilityM.MARZETTI


English language proficiency. At least one previous course in law.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:
Understand the main sources of labour and employment law, their institutions and key concepts in a global perspective.
Develop preventative and proactive approaches to labour law (risk management and labour law as a source of competitive advantage)
Identify the most important terms and clauses in an employment contract.
Manage dismissal situations and avoid discrimination claims.
Be familiar with methods to resolve labour-related disputes.

Course description

1. Sources of Labour Law: Fundamental Rights, International Labor Law (ILO Conventions) and national approaches (basic aspects of French and US labour laws). European Labour Law. Workers' Mobility and Transfer of Undertakings Directive.
2. Entering into an Employment Relationship. The employment contract: dos and don'ts.
3. Terminating the Employment Relationship. Dismissal and Redundancy: different types, how, under what circumstances, how much to pay?
4. Avoiding discrimination issues at work.
5. Confidentiality at Work (respecting employers and employee's privacy, GDPR basics for employers).
6. Solving labour disputes (traditional and alternative methods)

Class type

Class structure

Type of courseNumbers of hoursComments
Face to face
Interactive class16,00   Students are expected to answer questions and give opinions in class, based on previous lectures and justify them.
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings34,00  
Total student workload50,00  

Teaching methods

  • Case study
  • E-learning
  • Interactive class
  • Presentation


There are two components to the assessment of students, i.e. their participation throughout the course (20%) and a final exam (80%).

Type of controlDurationNumberPercentage break-down
Final Exam
Written exam2,00080,00
Continuous assessment
TOTAL     100,00

Recommended reading

  • All information regarding recommended readings will be made available through ieseg-online. -

* This information is non-binding and can be subject to change
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