Academic year
2023/2024 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
EM1314 (AF:466210 AR:254628)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
4th Term
Course year
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The course provides the tools of knowledge, understanding and application of the labor law institutes which the manager and the business consultant must approach in order to organize the company and the staff when the activity carried out assumes a European and international dimension and in in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The lectures offer strategic and transversal skills from the point of view of the professional figures interested in acquiring them. These skills, in fact, allow graduates to operate in public and private organizations that deal with international dynamics in the functions responsible for strategy, innovation, marketing, administration, corporate finance, management control and with particular regard the implementation of sustainable business models based on the protection of the interests of stakeholders and workers in particular.
1. Knowledge and understanding
1.1 Knowing the dynamics inducing companies to internationalize its businesses and the impact of labor regulations on the processes of mobility of the production
1.2 Knowing the structure and basic rules of the labor law profiles applied in the international context, the regulatory parties, the regulation tools and the related evolution.
1.3 Interpreting international labor legislation and its constitutive sources also in light of the dynamics of international division of labor and production.

2. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
2.1 Knowing how to identify the rules applicable to employment relationships with elements of internationality and the regulatory standards that companies must adhere to in terms of fundamental and social rights.
2.2 Knowing how to identify the operating rules of multilevel regulatory sources.
2.3 Knowing how to identify jurisdictional and doctrinal interpretations and trends relating to the legislative provisions considered.

3. Ability to judge
3.1 To interpret the legislative texts autonomously.
3.2 To elaborate critical analyzes of regulatory sources with particular reference to the relationships between national and supranational dimensions and to case-law.
3.3 To resolve recurring practical cases in labor law disputes.
3.4. Using the acquired skills in the context of the typical functions of the professional figures of reference (strategies of settlement in new markets, marketing etc.)

pre-requirement are not requested.
The paradigm of sustainability in the context of employment relationships: meaning, trends, sources, problematic questions.
Sustainability in the sources of international, regional and national institutions with particular reference to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Sustainability for companies: objectives, strategies, impact on consumers and investors, sustainability ratings and sustainable business models; shareholders value versus stakeholders value and impact on employment relationships.
Sustainable global value chains: identification of the phenomenon and analysis of sustainability and decent work policies. Corporate social responsibility and due diligence. Responsibilities of directors and impact on labor protection.
Free trade versus Fair trade: trade agreements and the use of sustainable social clauses.
A. Perulli; V. Brino, Handbook of International Labour Law, Giappichelli, 2018.
Additional materials posted on Moodle.
Oral examination.
It is also possible to carry out group work/individual work with presentation at the end of the course.
The students could study one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: content, implications for states and companies, trends and challenges.
Frontal lessons, seminars and practical cases.
To improve the knowledge about Italian Labour law it is advised the course "Labour law and social security"(EM4004).

Ca ’Foscari applies Italian law (Law 17/1999; Law 170/2010) for the support and accommodation services available to students with disabilities or specific learning disabilities. If you have a motor, visual, hearing or other disability (Law 17/1999) or a specific learning disorder (Law 170/2010) and you require support (classroom assistance, technological aids for carrying out exams or exams individualized, accessible format material, note retrieval, specialist tutoring to support the study, interpreters or other) contact the Disability and DSA office

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Circular economy, innovation, work" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 07/12/2023