BIK 2930 Employment Law I

BIK 2930 Employment Law I

Course code: 
BIK 2930
Law and Governance
Course coordinator: 
Alexander N. Skjønberg
Course name in Norwegian: 
Arbeidsrett I
Product category: 
Executive - Special Course
2023 Spring
Active status: 
Level of study: 
Teaching language: 
Course type: 
One semester

Most personal work conflicts are due to inadequate routines for avoiding such conflicts, and for how conflicts that do arise can be handled and solved. The result is often that the extent of the conflict increases and becomes more complicated. This is largely due to poor employer understanding of the basic principles of labour law, and causes major economic and personal problems for the parties.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

Labour Law I gives the participants knowledge of legal regulation of employment, insights into legal methods, legislation and contracts in labour law, based on vital problems and theories of importance for the employer function. A thorough introduction is given to individual and collective labour law (tariff law), with an emphasis on the framework conditions for employment, wage and work conditions, the employer's management prerogative, and termination of employment due to the employee's conduct (dismissal, discharge, resignation on account of age, disability, etc. A crucial element in the course is an understanding of the connection between regulations, the employer's management prerogative and the practical organizing of important processes in labour law.


Learning outcomes - Skills

Course participants shall be able to organize routines for handling labour law conflicts and be able to carry them out, with the aim of limiting the conflict to a reasonable level.

General Competence

The course participants shall have a positive awareness of regulations and agreements that govern the relationship between the parties and respect these regulations and agreements.

Course content


  • Sources of labour law. Recruitment process. Equal opportunity and anti-discrimination. Employment conditions. The form and content of the employment contract.
  • Employment terms: permanent or temporary employment, probation. Substitutes. Wage terms. Holiday and holiday allowance. Sick leave. Leave of absence
  • Collective labour law
  • Job protection regulation and termination of employment contracts. Dismissal, suspension and discharge.
Teaching and learning activities

The course duration is 42 lecture hours, organized in three 2-day sessions.


In all BI Executive courses and programs, there is a mutual requirement for the student and the course responsible regarding the involvement of the student's experience in the planning and implementation of courses, modules and programmes. This means that the student has the right and duty to get involved with their own knowledge and practice relevance, through the active sharing of their relevant experience and knowledge.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Deviations in teaching and exams may occur if external conditions or unforeseen events call for this.

Required prerequisite knowledge

No particular prerequisites, but working life experience is a clear advantage, general admission requirements.

Exam category: 
Form of assessment: 
Written submission
Group/Individual (1 - 3)
72 Hour(s)
Exam code: 
BIK 29301
Grading scale: 
Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
Student workload
45 Hour(s)
24 Hour(s)
Student's own work with learning resources
131 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.