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Labour Law and Labour Economics


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

Course content

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

The management prerogatives.

System of labor 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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