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Labour Law and Labour Economics


This course gives a specialization in fundamental aspects of EU labour law and Norwegian labour law and an introduction to labour economics. The course is an elective course in the third semester, and is part of the specialization in labour law, labour economics, and legal tech. The course will provide insight into, and understanding of the legal regulation of employment and labour relations from a European-law perspective.

Course content

Labour Law – ideas and foundations; forms of regulation; fundamental principles.

The management prerogatives.

System of labour relations, collective rights, collective bargaining agreements, industrial disputes.

Readjustment and workforce reductions. Transfers of undertakings. Termination of employment contracts – changes and employment protection.

The determinant of wages: Demand, supply, human capital, compensating wage differentials.

The economics of trade unions.


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