Labour Law, 7.5 credits

Arbetsrätt, 7.5 hp


Main field of study

Commercial Law

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Åsa Åslund

Course coordinator

Åsa Åslund

Director of studies or equivalent

Johannes Lerm
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
F7KAA Bachelor's Programme in Commercial and Business Law 3 (Autumn 2021) 202144-202148 Swedish Linköping C

Main field of study

Commercial Law

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Bachelor's Programme in Commercial and Business Law

Entry requirements

General entry requirements for undergraduate studies
Mathematics and Social Studies corresponding to the level in Swedish upper secondary education (Matematik 3 and Samhällskunskap 1b/(1a1 and 1a2)
English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B)
Completed the following courses (or the equivalent); Commercial and Business Law and Contract, Tort and Insurance Law.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- account for how legal rules, collective bargaining agreements and personal employment contracts interact and together give the labour law field its distinctive features,
- account for the contents of the central labour law regulations, where both legislated rules and principles that have been developed in the labour court and the legal practice of the EC court are included,
- identify labour law problems,
- identify, analyse and structure labour law problems in aims to clarify these more in detail for own use and for others,
- based on the labour law rules, argue for and against different legal solutions to the problems that have been identified and clarified,
- reflect on labour law problems from both employer and employee perspectives,
- independently relate to the different aspects that emerge when labour law problems are discussed,
- critically examine and analyse labour law legal source material.

Course content

The course covers the central labour law rules and their interplay with collective bargaining agreements and personal employment contracts. Within the scope of the course, basic labour law concepts and principles are studied, as well as the organisation of the labour market, entry into and contents of the employment contract, employment types, termination of employment, discrimination and equality, regulations concerning working environment and working hours, and regulations concerning wage protection. The course also introduces central legislative regulations in EC law, and particularly regulations that concern questions about the free mobility of the workforce.

Teaching and working methods

Teaching takes the form of lectures and seminars. Written group assignments or individual written assignments may also be included in the course. The student is also expected to study independently, individually or in groups.


The course is examined in part through fulfilment of seminars, in part through written independent examination. If written assignments occur, they are included in the examination.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Code Name Scope Grading scale
TEN1 Examination 5 credits U, G, VG
OBL1 Seminars 2 credits U, G
GRP1 Examination 0.5 credits U, G

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