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Fall 2022  ›  Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration  ›  3rd Semester  ›  Business Law

Labor Law

Course Code:
Prof. Dr. Curt Wolfgang Hergenröder
Course Type:
BSc Course
Week Hours:
Fall 2022
(Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.)
Labor law primarily concerns the special rights of employees, even if some jurisdictions exert direct influence on the economic system. Systematically, one may differentiate between individual labor law, collective labor law, and (public) health and safety law. The focus of the course will be on individual contracts between employers and employees. However, first, the students will get familiar with the legal and collective (in particular, collective agreements and industrial relations) determinants and conditions of employment. Later the focus will be on statement, content, and termination of an employment contract as a specific form of a service contract. International labor law is treated at least in its structural principles according to EU regulations. Finally, the sense or nonsense of corporate restructuring based on employment legislation will be discussed in more detail.
Wednesday, 21/09/2022
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Thursday, 22/09/2022
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Wednesday, 28/09/2022
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Thursday, 29/09/2022
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Wednesday, 05/10/2022
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Thursday, 06/10/2022
08:00 AM till 11:15 AM
Kramer/Peter, Arbeitsrecht. Grundkurs für Wirtschaftswissenschaftler, 2012; Junker, Grundkurs Arbeitsrecht, 12. Aufl., 2013; Pallasch, Arbeitsrecht. Ein Lehrbuch für Wirtschaftswissenschaftler, 2010; Wörlen/Kokemoor, Arbeitsrecht, 10. Aufl., 2011.

Secondary literature:

Dütz/Thüsing, Arbeitsrecht, 16. Aufl., 2011; Hauptmann, Arbeitsrecht leicht gemacht, 7. Aufl., 2012; Reichold, Arbeitsrecht, 4. Aufl., 2012
Discussion, lecture protocol
Basics of civil law