Artificial intelligence and labour law
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
IUS/07 - LABOUR LAW
2° periodo lezioni (2A) dal Feb 14, 2022 al Mar 26, 2022.
The course aims at providing the necessary bases for examining and understanding the impact of new technologies on the system of heteronomous and autonomous sources regulating employment relationships. The purpose of the course is to make the student capable of assessing the issues stemming from the introduction on new technologies and from the use of artificial intelligence in work organisation. At the end of the course, students shall acquire the capability to solve the legal issues examined and to autonomously formulate in-depth opinions and arguments, both in written and oral form, lastly being able to critically adapt the solutions obtained to different models of work organisation, as innovated and modified by new technologies.
The system of labour law is re-studied vis-à-vis the changes and adaptations resulting from the introduction of new technologies and the use of artificial intelligence, in its wider meaning, in the organization of work. The study intercepts several regulatory levels and requires a constant connection with other legal fields, as well as with the EU law, also in the light of the recent proposal for a Regulation on Artificial Intelligence.
On the basis of a case-by-case approach, in line with the most up-to-date and relevant case-law on the topic, particular attention is paid to the issues related to the qualification of the work relationship, the procedures for hiring and managing the relationship, the types of contracts, the procedures for the exercise of employer's powers in the context of subordinate and hetero-organised work relationships, the prohibitions of discrimination, the obligations and rights of employees, also in view of the de-materialisation of the time and place of performance.
With regard to the attending students, the teaching methods consist of: i) lectures dedicated to the transmission of basic notions, theoretical categories and the regulatory framework of reference; ii) exercises, aimed at verifying the dynamics of application of the theoretical and regulatory system in specific case studies, with the support of case law. Students will be provided, via the e-learning platform, with a collection of the main reference regulatory texts, the most significant case-law decisions on the subject and specific scientific readings.
Furthermore, throughout the academic year, the teacher is available at the office times indicated on the web page (without the need to make a specific appointment), which are constantly updated.
At the beginning of the course, students will receive a full calendar of teaching activities with dates and topics covered in the lessons, timetables, classrooms and any suspensions due to academic reasons.
For non-attending students, the teaching methods consist of support from the teacher in the study of specific readings. Any further updates will be made available to the student in time, also through dedicated notices. The content of the readings, as well as of the lectures and exercises held in the classroom, is in line with the programme. Further teaching material is available on the e-learning platform of the course.
The oral exam for students attending the course consists of an interview aimed at verifying the student's ability to identify and analyse the practical and applicative effects of the theoretical and regulatory framework and to solve the problems proposed by specific case studies according to logical schemes and legal reasoning. The oral exam is marked in 30ths.
The oral exam for non-attendees consists of an interview aimed at assessing: the soundness of the knowledge acquired, language skills, the ability to select and analyse the key issues of the subject studied and to develop systemic connections and legal reasoning on the basis of the knowledge acquired. The oral exam is marked in 30ths.