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Historical formation and source of labor law. Collective agreement. Employment contract: delimitation, subjects, content, vicissitudes, and extinction. Dependent self-employment. Collective labor law. Labor administration. Social jurisdiction.
A future law graduate must acquire a legal education on labor and social security issues to complete a comprehensive and interdisciplinary in the legal and business fields that will enable you to hold positions of great responsibility in the public sector and the private view . Labour law should be understood from this point of view, not just a set of rules applicable to the contractual relationship that joins the company with each of its workers but as a valid and effective instrument to address the management of the company and thus contributing to improve productivity and competitiveness.
The thematic content of LABOUR LAW course aims to bring students to the theoretical and practical knowledge of the dynamics of labor relations not only in its individual aspect but also collective, conflictual and Social Security and the regulatory system that regulates them. All this taking as a reference the business dimension and pose major problems for the application of labor standards at the present stage of transformation of the economic and productive systems as a result of globalization and the rise of new is subjected technologies.
Thus, future graduates will have an overview of labor law and institutions will be provided with effective analysis tools to the challenge of dealing with the changes taking place in the labor market in a global setting to successfully meet the problems associated regulations workplace application.
Competencies and learning outcomes
- Capacity to identify, interpret, formulate, and resolve problems and situations.
- Ability to use the tools and instruments needed to properly observe the systems under study.
- Proper knowledge about government, businesses, institutions, public organisms and organizations in general, regulations, and procedures necessary for working and performing other activities.
- Capacity for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling systems and processes within a framework that guarantees respect for values, rights and basic principles of the legal system, business competitiveness, protection and conservation of the environment, and sustainable development.
- Skills for the efficient application of tools that lead to resolving problems.
- Critical and analytical skills
- Capacity to evaluate, optimize, and compare criteria in decision making.
- Ability to communicate in formal, graphic, and symbolic styles, as well as with oral and written forms of expression.
- Ability to work with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.
- Ability to update knowledge.
- Capacity to consolidate, expand, and integrate knowledge.
- Disposition of methodologies and efficient self-learning skills for adapting to and updating new skills and scientific advances, as well as to changing needs in order to adopt an aptitude for innovation and creativity in the profession.
- Awareness about the importance of law as a regulatory system of social relations.
- Obtain the perception of the unitary nature of the legal system and the necessary interdisciplinary vision of legal problems.
- Interpret constitutional principles and values as a working tool in the implementation of Spanish, EU, and international legislation.
- Manage legal sources (laws, jurisprudence, doctrinal).
- Read and interpret legal texts.
- Draft legal documents.
- Acquire a critical awareness in the analysis of the legal system.
- Use information technology to acquire legal information (databases on legislation, jurisprudence, bibliographies).
- Understand and know the function of various governmental agencies and know how to relate properly with them.
- Develop and structure regulations.
- Understand the legal position of citizens in their relations with government, and in general with public authorities.
- Know the main public legal institutions.
- Know the primary private legal institutions.
- Act upon various Spanish, EU, and international jurisdictional orders.
- Manage and advise businesses, associations, and other entities from a legal perspective.
- Know and understand how an enterprise operates as a system, its main functional areas, and the impact of commercial, labor, and tax regulations on its creation and development.
- Master the processes of mediation and negotiation.
Objectives (Learning outcomes)
- Knowing labor regulations and their application to particular problem or course.
- Correctly use categories and specialized legal language.
- Understand and acquire the practical skills needed to solve practical concretoss cases that might arise in the labor law department of the company.
- Critically evaluate the content of the studied standards and the solutions to specific problems in the Social Jurisprudence.
- Promoting the skills necessary for the interpretation and legal reasoning
- Resolving legal disputes raised against the competent administration.
Methodology and grading
- Case studies: Learning through the analysis of actual or simulated cases in order to interpret and resolve them by employing various alternative solution procedures.
- Lecture: Pass on knowledge and activate cognitive processes in students, encouraging their participation.
- Problem-based learning: Develop active learning strategies through problem solving that promote thinking, experimentation, and decision making in the student.
- Solving exercises and problems: Exercise, test, and apply previous knowledge through routine repetition.
- According to the evaluation regulations, the students can choose either continuous evaluation of the subject or the completion of a final test to evaluate 100% of the competences.
The student who opts for continuous assessment will:
Two written exams that will consist of a theoretical part with four questions (3.5) and one practice / seminars with questions (1.5). The sum of both partial will represent 100% of the final grade.
To overcome the first partial (eliminatory) will be necessary to obtain a minimum of 2.5. If once the first part is passed the second is suspended, the next call (September or December) will go with the entire subject.
It will be understood that continuous evaluation with the presentation to the first partial exam has been chosen.
The student who opts for the final test to evaluate 100% of the subject will perform:
A theoretical content exam consisting of seven questions of average length that will represent 70% of the final grade. And practical exam that will be composed of practical questions / seminars and that will compute 30% of the final grade.
To pass the subject will be necessary to obtain a minimum of 5.
In the call of September and December the exam will be the final test option indicated in the previous point.