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Labour Law

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:3.00
Study Course Accepted:31.01.2020
Study Course Information
Course Code:JF_393LQF level:Level 7
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:Law; Civil RightsTarget Audience:Juridical Science
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Kitija Bite
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Faculty of Law
The Head of Structural Unit:Andrejs Vilks
Contacts:Rīga, Dzirciema iela 16, jf@rsu.lv, +371 67409218
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (count)6Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures12
Classes (count)1Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes2
Total Contact Hours14
Part-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (count)4Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures8
Classes (count)1Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes2
Total Contact Hours10
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
General knowledge of law, basics of civil law.
Objective:
Acquire the knowledge and competence of a qualified lawyer with respect to employment legal relations that could be used in public administration and/or the private sector.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Introductory lecture. The concept, system, and history of labour law. Subjects of employment legal relations.Lectures1.00auditorium
2Employment contract and collective agreement.Lectures1.00auditorium
3Organisation of working and rest time.Lectures1.00auditorium
4Work remuneration.Lectures1.00auditorium
5Labour protection.Lectures1.00auditorium
6Termination of employment legal relations.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes1.00auditorium
Topic Layout (Part-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Introductory lecture. The concept, system, and history of labour law. Subjects of employment legal relations.Lectures1.00auditorium
2Employment contract and collective agreement.Lectures1.00auditorium
6Termination of employment legal relations.Lectures0.50auditorium
Classes1.00auditorium
Assessment
Unaided Work:
During the study course, students have to do homework, which includes analysis of the concept of labour law (understanding of the analytical and synthesis method) and analysis of one court judgement (emphasis on the understanding of the teleological method of interpretation of legal norms).
Assessment Criteria:
Theoretical knowledge acquired by the student is assessed during each class (a test, test work, group work, discussion, etc. - the exact didactic material will be specified during the lesson), but the homework will be assessed. In order to be admitted to the final examination of the course, the student must be assessed in all tests works of the study course and must receive a positive homework assessment. The course exam is a written test that will assess the student’s skills in solving a legal case.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):Exam (Written)
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:During the study course, students will acquire knowledge about: • theoretical guidelines in the field of labour law; • the system and subjects of labour law; • the key stages of labour law (establishment of employment legal relations, obligations of employee and employer, organization of work, and termination of employment legal relations); • work remuneration issues for public and private sector employees, ways and possibilities of resolving disputes, and the nature of social dialogue.
Skills:During the study course, students will acquire the following skills: • to systematise and analyse legal texts; • to analyse theoretical literature and case law independently; • to carry out comparative research in case of various labour law issues; • to independently evaluate the various cases in labour law practice and provide a legal assessment thereof.
Competencies:During the study course, students will acquire the following competence: • understanding of laws and regulations in the field of labour law; • use of methods of interpretation of legal norms; • selection and assessment of scientifically credible sources; • studying and analysing court judgements.
Bibliography
No.Reference
Required Reading
1LR Civillikums 15.nod. I apakšnodaļa. Ziņotājs, Nr.45, 1993.
2Darba likums.
3Dindune, R. Darba likuma komentāri. Rīga, Dienas Bizness, 2002.
4Dubure, V. Darba tiesību pamatjēdzieni un to skaidrojumi. Rīga, LU, 1998.
5Gailums, I. Darba likums. Komentāri. Tiesu prakse.1.,2.,3. grāmata, Rīga, Gailuma juridiskā biznesa biroja izdevniecība, 2003.-2004.
6Joksts, O., Girgensone, B. Terminu skaidrojošā vārdnīca civiltiesībās (lietu tiesības, saistību tiesības). Rīga, SIA Drukātava, 2011.
7Jebura Juridisko terminu vārdnīca.
8Kārkliņa, A., Krēsliņš, Ē. Darba tiesību aktuālie problēmjautājumi//Jurista Vārds Nr. 12, 26.03.2019.
9Rācenāja, Ņ. Darba līgums kā tiesību avots. Rīga, TURĪBA, 2009.
10Sinaiskis, V. Saistību tiesības. Rīga, LU, 1940.
11Slaidiņa, V., Skultāne, I. Darba tiesības. Papildināts izdevums. Rīga, Zvaigzne ABC, 2017.
12Torgāns, K. Saistību tiesības I daļa. Mācību grāmata. Rīga, Tiesu namu aģentūra, 2006.
Additional Reading
1Latvijas Republikas Satversme.
2ANO Vispārējā Cilvēka tiesību deklarācija.
3Starptautiskās darba organizācijas konvencijas.
4Eiropas cilvēka tiesību un pamatbrīvību aizsardzības konvencija.