Checking date: 25/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

International and Comparative Labor Law
Master in Consulting and Legal Consulting Job (Plan: 432 - Estudio: 303)

Coordinating teacher: MORENO MARQUEZ, ANA MARIA

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

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 2.0 ECTS


Basic skills CB6 Possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas, often in a research context CB7 That students are able to apply the knowledge acquired and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of study CB8 That students are able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of making judgments apart from information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments CB9 That students know how to communicate their conclusions -and the knowledge and ultimate reasons that sustain them- to specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way. CB10 That students have the learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous General Competences CG1 - Recognize the growing importance of teamwork in the workplace and demonstrate ability to adapt and integrate into different groups, sometimes with conflicting interests, maintaining relationships and fluid communications, respecting ideas and solutions provided by others with an attitude of cooperation and tolerance , sharing responsibilities and giving and receiving instructions. CG2 -Accepting the need for constant self-learning and continuous training as instruments that facilitate permanent updating in the field of labor relations derived from the need to adapt to changes in the labor market and the dizzying legislative changes and variations in criteria jurisprudential. CG3 - Ability to apply the knowledge acquired in the tasks of job counseling and consulting, in order to solve problems of special complexity and relevance within the field of Labor Law and Social Security. CG4 -Manifest a high sense of personal responsibility and correct deontological behavior when intervening in the processes related to professional practice and with the advisory activities of lawyers, registered social graduates, consultants and labor advisors. CG5 - Ability to produce texts and reports with terminological precision in order to avoid unnecessary litigation and favor effective communication. CG6 -Capacity for individual and collective negotiation between private and public administrations. Specific competences CE1 Identify, interpret, relate and apply all relevant norms and jurisprudence in any case that arises within the labor and social security area, even in the most complex or difficult cases. CE2 Propose and provide solutions to real problems (present) related to legal or conventional obligations in labor and social security in all types of organizations, with or without profit, both in the public and private sectors. CE3 Identify, evaluate and weigh risks due to possible liabilities arising from total or partial non-compliance with labor and social security obligations. E4 Design strategies or plans that prevent future problems related to legal or conventional obligations in labor and social security in all types of organizations, with or without profit, in both the public and private sectors. CE5 Draft documents of any level of complexity (contracts, plans, programs, policies, letters, notifications, etc.) in any area of ¿¿labor relations and social security. CE6 Know all administrative, judicial and extrajudicial systems with competence in monitoring compliance with labor and social security regulations or in resolving conflicts that arise in this area; as well as its operating regime and applicable procedures. CE7 Take an active part at any level of complexity in administrative, judicial and extrajudicial procedures of any system with competence in monitoring compliance with labor and social security regulations or in resolving conflicts that arise in this area CE8 Search means of proof, master the techniques of each one of them for the investigation of the facts, and evaluate all this in the different judicial, extrajudicial and administrative procedures taking into account the specificities of the labor procedures. CE9 Advise all types of companies, organizations, workers, social agents, public administrations on behaviors or courses of action in labor and social security matters in all types of scenarios and environments, both national and international. CE10 Negotiate contracts, agreements, plans and programs and give autonomous solutions to real conflicts in labor and social security matters, whatever their level of complexity. CE11 Audit compliance with labor and social security regulations in all types of organizations. CE12 Relate legal information with extralegal data in order to find solutions and formulate creative and original proposals for new problems in the field of labor relations and social security. CE13 Synthesize the complex legal-labor information in order to provide interlocutors who are not legal professionals relevant information for decision making (financial, fiscal, human resources, operations, etc.). CE14 To be updated in the face of the continuous normative and jurisprudential changes of the matter to give concrete answers to applicative problems produced by the modification of norms and judicial pronouncements.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LABOR LAW - The International Labour Organization and its normative production. - Global trade and working conditions. Soft-law and international framework agreements nowadays. - Models of industrial relations in Europe: Germany. - Models of industrial relations in Europe: France. - Models of industrial relations in Europe: United Kingdom. - Other models of industrial relations in Europe.
Learning activities and methodology
TRAINING ACTIVITIES OF THE STUDY PLAN REFERRED TO MATTERS AF1 Theoretical class AF2 Practical classes AF3 Theoretical practical classes AF4 Laboratory practices AF5 Tutorials AF6 Group work AF7 Individual student work Code activity Total hours Attendance hours% attendance Student AF1 168 168 100% AF2 224 224 100% AF5 56 14 25% AF6 336 112 33,3% AF7 784 0 0% TOTAL SUBJECT 1568 518 32%
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • AAVV. Las normas internacionales del trabajo. Un enfoque global. OIT. 2002
  • AAVV. Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Industrialized Market Economies. Wolters Kluwer. 2014
  • AAVV. Social Security Law in Spain. Wolters Kluwer. 2022
  • ACOSTA ESTEVEZ, J.B.. El sistema jurídico de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo y el Derecho Español. Cedes. 1997
  • ALES, E.; BELL, M. DEINERT, O. ROBIN-OLIVIER, S.. International and European Labour Law. Nomos-Hart-Beck. 2018
  • ARIAS DOMÍNGUEZ, A.. La acción normativa de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo. Laborum. 2002
  • BONET PÉREZ, J. . Mundialización y régimen jurídico internacional del trabajo. La Organización Internacional del Trabajo como referente político-jurídico universal. Atelier. 2007
  • BRONSTEIN, A.. Derecho Internacional del Trabajo: aplicación del Derecho Internacional en el ámbito nacional. Astrea. 2014
  • FINKIN, M.W; MUNDLAK, G.. Comparative Labor Law. Edward Elgar Publishing. 2017
  • LAGASSE, P.. Labour and Employment compliance in France. Wolters Kluwer. 2022
  • LEE, H.. Mundialización y normas del trabajo: puntos del debate. Revista Internacional del Trabajo, vol. 116, núm. 2, 1997.
  • VALTICOS, N.. Derecho Internacional del Trabajo. Técnos. 1977
  • WEIS, M. ; SCHMIDT, M. , HLAVA, D.. Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Germany. Kluwer Law International. 2020
Additional Bibliography
  • Bronstein, A.. Derecho Internacional y Comparado del Trabajo: desafíos actuales.. Plaza y Valdés. 2010
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