APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016
JUR 3613 Labour Legislation
Responsible for the course
Department of Accounting - Auditing and Law
According to study plan
Language of instruction
This course in labour legislation provides basic knowledge necessary for executive positions in private industry and in the public sector.
During the course the students shall
- Gain good knowledge of the main rules in labour law
- Gain an insight into external conditions for human resource management in the private, municipal and government sector.
After having completed the course the students shall be able to:
- Apply laws and regulations in labour law
- Appoint new employees
- Terminate an employment contract, which includes carrying out a workforce reduction process, as well as formulate, interpret and apply employment contracts as defined in labour law.
Students shall become aware of ethical issues involved in the interaction between human values and laws and regulations in labour law.
Nils H. Storeng, Tom H. Beck, Arve Due Lund. 2014. Arbeidslivets spilleregler. 3. utg. Universitetsforlaget. (Unntatt kap. 12, kap 35-39 og 45)
- The disctinctive qualities of labour law, history and sources of law
- Management prerogative
- Priorities and appointments
- Procedural rules
- The employment contract
- The work environment
- Working hours
- Job protection
- Workforce reductions
- Transfer of undertaking
- Loyalty and freedom of speech
- Wages and leave of absence
- Tariff law
Learning process and workload
The course duration is 45 hours, of which 35 hours are regular lectures and 10 hours are dedicated to exercises and seminars.
The students shall work on exercises for each topic which will later be discussed in class. This form of teaching requires that students prepare for class by reading the syllabus and the relevant rules of law. Students are expected to bring support materials especially the statute book to class so that they become familiar with using them when studying the various topics. On the whole, only central issues in the syllabus will be covered and discussed during the lectures. Parts of the syllabus mustl be acquired through self-tuition. The lecture plan will provide detailed information on the various topics both the general and specific parts.
|Exercise training led by lecturer||
|Preparations for class||
|Self-tuition, reading of literature||
|Work on case/exerciss||
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A five-hour individual written exam concludes the course.
JUR 36131 - written exam which accounts for 100% of the grade in JUR 3613, 7,5 ECTS.
Examination support materials
The Norwegian code of laws or another compilation of laws, reprints of laws, regulations and draft law.
Examination support materials at written examiniations are explained under examination information in the student portal @BI. Please note use of calculator and dictionary. https://at.bi.no/EN/Pages/Exa_Hjelpemidler-til-eksamen.aspx
A re-sit exam is held in connection with the next regular exam in the course.