Department of Business Administration
Dean:Dr. Friðrik Már Baldursson
Email:vd@ru.is
Website:http://www.ru.is/vd
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MSc in Corporate Finance
Semesters:4
Years:2
ETCS:120
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Education cycle2
Degree titleMaster in Corporate Finance
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Haustönn/Fall 2019
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SemesterFall 2019
Level of courseN/A
Type of courseElective
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites.
ScheduleNo schedule found.
Lecturer
Dagný Ósk Aradóttir Pind
Sonja Hjördís Berndsen
Content
The purpose of the course is to provide students with an understanding of labour law as well as general principles of the labour rights component to international, European and Icelandic labour law and with the skills and competences to integrate this understanding in decision making. Content: The legal environment is one of the main environmental factors that affect the management of people. Labour law governs the rights and duties of employers and employees which entails that all HRM decision making must comply with applicable labour law rules. The following topics and concepts are covered: The course provides an overview of the labour market and general principles of the labour rights component to international, European and Icelandic labour law. The labour rights field right is divided in to two main themes, the labour rights and the employment rights. The labour rights regard the social partners, collective agreements, the right to organize and the right to strike. The employment rights regard the rights and responsibilities of the employers and the employees, e.g. the making of and termination of a contract of employment and work obligations. Students will also learn the content and implementation of labour rights in national labour legislations set by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and European labour law.
Learning outcome - Objectives
Knowledge. The student should: - Recognize how legislation affects human resource management (HRM). - Describe the fundamental rules that regard the international, European and Icelandic labour market. - Implement the process of making HRM decisions in accordance with law. - Understand the rules that apply on the private and public sector of the labour market. - Understand the order in which different rules or other legal sources are applied to different situations. Skills. The student should: - Be able to identify which rules apply to different circumstances. - Be able to describe the rights and obligations of employees in both the public and private sector. - Be able to identify legal problems, analyse and assess them in regard of the rules of labour law and the collective agreements. Competences. The student should: - Be able to develop necessary learning skills and independence for further studies. - Be capable of presenting and describing the basic rights and duties for employers and employees. - Be able to apply the legal framework to practical situations in the workplace.
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