Checking date: 01/07/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Transnational labour relations
Study: Dual Bachelor in Law and Business Administration (229)

Coordinating teacher:

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Private Social and International Law

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Employment Law: individual employment relationships. Trade Union Law and labour proceedings. European Union Law.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Basic Competencies: Students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and possess the skills that are usually demonstrated through the elaboration and defence of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area of study. Students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study) in order to make judgments that include a reflection on relevant issues of a social, scientific, or ethical nature. General Competencies: Capacity for organization, analysis, and synthesis. Specific Competencies: Resolution of complex legal problems. Mastery of the concepts and fundamental principles of the different sectors of the legal system. Competence in the handling of legal sources (legal, jurisprudential and doctrinal). Drafting of documents and legal reports. Legal knowledge adapted to the areas of business and commercial relations. LEARNING RESULTS: Acquisition of advanced knowledge and demonstration of an understanding of theoretical and practical aspects, as well as the methodology of work in the field of Law, up to the forefront of current knowledge. Power to apply their knowledge through arguments or procedures developed and supported by them, the understanding of such arguments and their abilities to solve problems in complex or professional and specialized work environments that require the use of creative and innovative ideas. Ability to collect and interpret data and information on which to base their conclusions, using the system of sources of law and its interpretation methodology and including, when necessary and appropriate, reflection on issues of a social, scientific or ethical nature within the scope of the area of study.
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction: object and sources. International labour standards. The International Labour Organization. The European Union. Local law. Soft law. 2. Employee transnational mobility. Migration. Posting and expatriation. Applicable law. Forum. 3. Labour aspects of international trade. Transnational oursourcing. Multinational companies' employment practice. 4. Transnational rights and employment. Equality and non discrimination. Privacy. Freedom of religion and speech (Whistleblowing). 5. Transnational union activity. Transnational employee involvement. Transnational labour disputes. Transnational collective bargaining. 6. Comparative labour laws: approching the main features of the most representative national laws (Germany, France, UK, USA).
Learning activities and methodology
TRAINING ACTIVITIES: THEORETICAL-PRACTICAL CLASSES. These will present the knowledge that students should acquire. Students will receive class notes and will have basic reference texts to facilitate the follow-up of the classes and the development of the subsequent work. Students will solve exercises and practical problems, and workshops will be held to acquire necessary skills. TUTORING. Individual assistance (individual tutorials) or group assistance (collective tutorials) given to students by the teacher. INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP STUDENT WORK. TEACHING METHODOLOGY: THEORY CLASSES. Presentations in the teacher's class with support of computer and audio-visual media, in which the main concepts of the subject are developed, and materials and bibliography are provided to complement the students' learning. PRACTICE. Individual or group resolution of practical cases, problems, etc. raised by the teacher. TUTORING. Individual assistance (individual tutorials) or group assistance (collective tutorials) given to students by the teacher.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Basic Bibliography
  • Ana Matorras. la expatriación de trabajadores. aranzadi. 2012
  • Beatriz Rodriguez . Desplazamiento y traslado de trabajadores al extranjero. Aranzadi. 2018
  • Brown, A.J.. International handbook on whistleblowing research. Edward Elgar Publishing. 2014
  • Lousada Arochena. El contrato de trabajo internacional. Lex Nova. 2013
  • Mark Freedland and Jeremias Prassl. Viking, Laval and Beyond (EU Law in the Member States). Hart Publishing. 2015

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.