Legal aspects of human resource management in administration2018

2015 Legal aspects of human resource management in administration

  • Study programme and level: Master’s Degree Programme Administration- Public sector governance 2nd Cycle
  • 2nd year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Core
  • Lectures: 15
  • Seminar: 8
  • Other forms of study: 97
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Zvone Vodovnik, PhD

1. Prerequisits

No prerequisits.

2. Content (Syllabus outline) 

  • Management as a science, human resource management as a special interdisciplinary science and legal acts and regulations.
  • Constitutional and international acts about the relations between the employees and employers and its use.
  • The analyses of the legal position of the employees in the public sector, considering the monist theory of employment relations.
  • Employment procedure in the public sector.
  • Rights, duties and responsibilities of the civil servants.
  • The decision making process in the area of employment relations in public sector.
  • The termination of the employment relations of civil servants.
  • Social dialogue in private and in public sector.
  • Collective bargaining in the public sector.
  • The employees' participation in the public sector.
  • Prevention and resolution of labour disputes in the public sector.
  • The strike in the public sector.

3. Readings

  • Vodovnik, Z., Tičar L. , 2016. Osnove delovnega in socialnega prava, Gospodarski vestnik, Ljubljana, 200 strani.
  • Vodovnik, Z., Tičar L., 2014. Pravni položaj javnih uslužbencev in monizem delovnih razmerij = The legal postition of the civil servants and monism of the employment relations. 1. izd. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo, 150 strani.
  • Zakonodaja in sodna praksa s področja delovnih in uslužbenskih razmerij.

4. Objectives and competences

Goals

  • Getting to know special regulation of the employment relationships in public sector
  • Understanding of processes of decision making in works units of the public sector
  • To get acquainted with rights, duties and responsibilities of managers in the field of employment relationship in public sector
  • Getting to know special methods and modes of prevention and resolution of disputes between employees and employers of public sector.

Competences

  • Knowledge about human resource management and about the special regulation of employment relationships in the public sector.
  • The qualification of managers for deciding on the legal position of civil servants.
  • The qualification of managers for regulation of the employment relationships such as to stimulate work efficiency of civil servants.
  • Obtaining the knowledge and ability for efficient communications between managers and employees of public sector.

5. Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:

  • Knowledge about the international and national regulation of the legal system and about the characteristics of the civil servants law in it.
  • Understanding of the labour law principles and ability for their use in creating and implementing the legal regulations.
  • Acquainted knowledge about the working conditions of civil servants and the ability to evaluate the relation between the regulation and implementation of the regulation.
  • Knowledge about legal regulation of the communications between managers and civil servants and the ability to provide improvements in this area.
  • Knowledge and understanding of international law concerning  civil servants legal position. 

6. Learning and teaching methods

  • preparations for lectures
  • lecture
  • preparations for seminars
  • seminars
  • e-learning
  • research work

7. Assessment

  • written or oral exam 60 %
  • active participation in seminar activities 30 %
  • results of research work 10 %

9. Lecturer's references

  • VODOVNIK, Zvone. Employment relationships in the public sector - a balance between the state, local and autonomous regulations. Lex localis, ISSN 1581-5374, jul. 2013, vol. 11, no. 3, str. 497-512.
  • VODOVNIK, Zvone, TIČAR, Luka. Pravni položaj javnih uslužbencev in monizem delovnih razmerij = The legal postition of the civil servants and monism of the employment relations. 1. izd. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo, 2014.
  • VODOVNIK, Zvone. Ustavni okviri razvoja delovnega in socialnega prava. Delavci in delodajalci, ISSN 1580-6316, 2012, letn. 12, [št.] 2/3, str. 263-298. kategorija: 1C (Z);
  • VODOVNIK, Zvone. Authoritative regulation of employment relations or social dialogue in the public sector - Slovenian case. V: KUHELJ, Alenka (ur.), SETNIKAR-CANKAR, Stanka (ur.). 4th International Symposium on the Development of Public Administration in South East Europe, June 17-18, 2011,
  • VODOVNIK, Zvone, KORPIČ-HORVAT, Etelka. Labour law in Slovenia. 2nd ed. Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International, cop. 2015. 334 str.
  • VODOVNIK, Zvone. Osnove delovnega in socialnega prava = The bases of labour and social law : e-knjiga. 1. e-izdaja. Ljubljana: IUS Software, GV založba, 2015.