Labour law

Description

The field of law that is concerned with the regulation of the relationship between employers, employees, trade unions, and the government.

Alternative labels

labour laws
labour statutes, labour rules and regulations, workers’ law
labor law

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Labour law is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Labour market policy officer: Labour market policy officers research, analyse and develop labour market policies. They implement policies ranging from financial policies to practical policies such as improving job searching mechanisms, promoting job training, giving incentives to start-ups and income support. Labour market policy officers work closely with partners, external organisations or other stakeholders and provide them with regular updates.

Optional knowledge

Labour law is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Secretary:
Secretaries perform a variety of administrative tasks to help keep an organisation run smoothly. They answer telephone calls, draft and send e-mails, maintain diaries, arrange appointments, take messages, file documents, organise and service meetings, and manage databases.
Legal policy officer: Legal affairs policy officers research, analyse and develop policies related to the legal sector and implement these policies to improve the existing regulation around the sector. They work closely with partners, external organisations or other stakeholders and provide them with regular updates.
Special-interest groups’ official: Special-interest groups’ officials represent and act on behalf of special-interest groups such as trade unions, employer organisations, trade and industry associations, sports associations and humanitarian organisations. They develop policies and ensure their implementation. Special-interest groups’ officials speak for their members in negotiations about topics such as working conditions and safety.
Human resources manager: Human resources managers plan, design and implement processes related to the human capital of companies. They develop programs for recruiting, interviewing, and selecting employees based on a previous assessment of the profile and skills required in the company. Moreover, they manage compensation and development programs for the company’s employees comprising trainings, skill assessment and yearly evaluations, promotion, expat programs, and general assurance of the well-being of the employees in the workplace.

 


 

References

  1. Labour law – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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