APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013
BIK 2930 Labour Law I|
Responsible for the course
Sverre F Langfeldt
Department of Accounting - Auditing and Law
According to study plan
Language of instruction
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.
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.
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.
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.
No particular prerequisites, but working life experience is a clear advantage, general admission requirements.
Fougner, Jan ... [et al.]. 2012. Arbeidsmiljøloven : lov av 17. juni 2005 nr. 62 om arbeidsmiljø, arbeidstid og stillingsvern mv. : kommentarutgave. 2. utg. Universitetsforlaget. Pensumrelevante deler
Langfeldt, Sverre F., red. Næringslivets lovsamling 1687-2012 til Lov og rett for næringslivet. Siste utg. Universitetsforlaget / Focus forlag. Pensumrelevante lover. Obligatorisk oppslagsverk
Storeng, Nils H., Tom H. Beck og Arve Due-Lund. 2011. Arbeidslivets spilleregler. 2. utg. Universitetsforlaget. Kapittel 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 41, 42, 43, 44.
Arbeids- og Sosialdepartementet. 2005. Ot.prp.nr. 24 (2005-2006): Om lov om endringer i lov 17. juni 2005 nr. 62 om arbeidsmiljø, arbeidstid og stillingsvern m.v. (arbeidsmiljøloven). Kap. 1, 2, 4, 5 og 6.. Dokumentet ligger tilgjengelig på It`s learning
Arbeids- og Sosialdepartementet. 2005. Ot.prp.nr.49 (2004-2005): Om lov om arbeidsmiljø, arbeidstid og stillingsvern m.v. (arbeidsmiljøloven). Side 68-106, 122-150, 188-199, 222-240. Dokumentet ligger tilgjengelig på it's learning
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Langfeldt, Sverre F. 2012. Arbeidsrett (særtrykk av kapittel 9 i Lov og Rett for Næringslivet). Focus Forlag. Hele kapitlet
Utdelt materiale, herunder dommer og andre avgjørelser. Materialet ligger tilgjengelig på it`s learning
Fougner, Jan ... [et al.]. 2004. Kollektiv arbeidsrett. Universitetsforlaget
Fougner, Jan. 2007. Endring i arbeidsforhold : styringsrett og arbeidsplikt. Universitetsforlaget
Skarning, Nicolay. 2011. Sykefravær : nye arbeidsoppgaver, omplassering eller oppsigelse. Universitetsforlaget
1st session :
Sources of labour law. Recruitment process. Equal opportunity and
anti-discrimination. Employment conditions. The form and content of the employment contract.
2nd session :
Management prerogative and duty of loyalty. Wage terms. Collective labour law. Holiday and holiday allowance. Sick leave and sickness benefit. Leave of absence.
3rd. session :
Job protection regulation and termination of employment contracts. Dismissal,
suspension and discharge.
Learning process and workload
The course duration is 50 lecture hours, organized in three 2-day sessions.
There is a 72-hour home exam at the end of the course, which may be answered by groups of up to 3 persons.
BIK 29301; 72-hour home exam, counts 100% of the course BIK 2930, 7,5 ECTS credits.
Examination support materials
Re-sit at the next ordinary exam
1st session - Labour Law - foundations and forms of regulation. Recruitment and employment
This session aims to give an introduction to the foundations and basic concepts of labour law, the sources of law and the function of labour law regulation in society and enterprises. A detailed review is given of the rules of law that concern employment and the types of employment that may be utilized. After the session, the participants shall have acquired knowledge of the basic rules for working terms, and the importance of such rules when employment contracts are to be entered into and handled.
The foundations of labour law
The sources of law in labour law - national and international
Basic concepts and function
Recruitment and forms of employment
The employment contract's form and content
2nd session - Tariff agreements and employment agreements, working terms
The session discusses the employer's management prerogative in relation to laws and contracts that regulate the employment. An introduction is also given to the rules concerning tariff agreements and their importance for regulating wages and working terms, the conclusion of such agreements, and the impact of tariff agreements on employment agreements (collective labour law). Finally a review is given of the rules for holiday and holiday allowance, sick leave and sickness benefit and the rules for leaves of absence.
Management prerogative and duty of loyalty
Tariff agreements and their significance
Entering into tariff agreements and the effects of them
Wages and beneifts
Holiday, sick leave and leave of absence
3rd session Termination of the employment contract - changes and job protection
The session aims to give in-depth knowledge of the general rules concerning changes in and termination of the employment contract due to the employee, and how such cases can be handled in the enterprise and in the courts.
Changes in employment relationship
Termination forms and fundamental requirements
Dismissal and discharge due to employee
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