European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

Legal Framework and Fields of Activity for Executives

Course code: 128005
Language of instruction: English
Lecturers: Vladimir Jankovic (The University of Manchester), Dr. iur. Inese Druviete (Riga Graduate School of Law), Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmitz
Assessment: Defined in the module

Short description

The course will provide necessary tools and instruments for executives to understand labor-related issues. The managers will need to have knowledge about current labor force, its obligation and rights. The knowledge will be useful in negotiation and managing process.


The participants:

- can recognize and handle Labor Law-related problems,

- understand how Labor Law is integrated into the overall legal system,

- know the central practice-related issues of Labor Law,

- acquire skills for dealing with lawyers and attorneys in the Professional World and

- deepen their understanding of the systematics of Labor Law on the basis of exemplary cases and project work.

Target Attendees / Participants

Students of Steinbeis Master of Business Administration

Course Content by Units

Basic concepts of Labor Law

Application of Labor Law

The Labor Law in the legal system

Sources of law

Collective Labor Law:

- Trade unions right

- Collective agreement

- Operating Agreement

- Right to industrial action

- Industrial Constitution Law

- Labor and Personnel representation Law

Individual Labor Law:

- Amendments to the employment contract

- Deficiencies in the employment contract

- Rights and obligations coming from the employment contract

- Termination of Employment

- Change of the company’s owner

Teaching Methods

Interactive lectures which encompass introductory presentation by the lecturer and students' participation.

The students are required to prepare for the lectures and participate in the discussion; certain students may prepare 15-minute oral presentations on a given topic.

Contact and individual consultations.


Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, OJEC, 2000/C 364/01.

R. Blanpain, F. Hendrickx, eds. (2002): European Labour Law and Social Security Law, Codex, Kluwer.

E. Slattery, J. Broadbent (2015): The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Employment & Labour Law 2015, 5th edition, ICLG.

The Law on Labor force, Official Gazzette of Republic of Serbia.

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(Course profile ID: F2-2:, generated on September 25, 2021)