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Labour Law and Social Security Law - HSSO4
Title: Labour Law and Social Security Law
Guaranteed by: International Office (22-ZO)
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Actual: from 2023
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/0, Ex [HT]
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. JUDr. Martin Štefko, Ph.D., DSc.
Teacher(s): prof. JUDr. Kristina Koldinská, Ph.D.
doc. JUDr. Martin Štefko, Ph.D., DSc.
JUDr. Jakub Tomšej, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: Ing. Svatava Marešová (07.08.2023)

The course examines and compares the history, structure, and regulations of both employment law (labour law) and social security law in Central Europe, while it mainly focuses on EU law aspects.
The course provides a comprehensive information on current EU legislation, including CJEU case law, it focuses also on international law, not leaving behind some up-to-date impacts of EU legislation on Czech labour and social security law.
Requirements to the exam
Last update: Ing. Svatava Marešová (04.01.2023)


Written Multiple choice test.  Multiple choice questions; students are required to identify the right answers from among a set of possible options that are presented to them.


Preconditions: 80% attendance in class.

Last update: Ing. Svatava Marešová (07.08.2023)

Outline of the Course


  1. Introduction in labour law, the concept of worker
  2. Key principles of EU labour law
  3. Contract of employment, employment relationship, establishment, changes and termination
  4. Working time, rest periods
  5. Salary and working conditions
  6. Discrimination and its ban in social law
  7. Work-life balance in social law
  8. Social protection
  9. Posting of workers
  10. Coordination of social security laws

 Course Goals:

After hearing this course, students will be able to:

Identify main workers‘ rights

Identify discrimination and face it

Propose concrete instruments to harmonize private and work life

Critically reflect on several pieces of social legislation

Means of communication: Moodle

Reading List

PICHRT, J.; ŠTEFKO, M.: Labour Law, Kluwer Law International, The Hague 2009

KOLDINSKÁ, K., LANG, R. Social security law. Kluwer Law International. The Hague, 2020
ŠTEFKO, M.: Czech Labour Law in European Context, Charles University Press, Prague 2007
TRÖSTER, P., VYSOKAJOVÁ, M.: International Encyclopaedia of Social Security Law - Czech Republic, Suppl. 57, Kluwer Law International, The Hague 2006
KOLDINSKÁ, K., ŠTEFKO, M. Sociální vývoj a sociální situace v České republice v roce 2008, Die soziale Entwicklung und soziale Lage in der Tschechischen Republik im Jahr 2008, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Prag Analyse aus der Tschechischen Republik 1/2009, available at,
KOLDINSKA, K.: Czech and Slovak Labour Law - Protective or liberal? In: International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, Kluwer Law International No 24/3 2008
KOLDINSKÁ, K.: Soziales Europa? Testfall Tschechien. In: Collegium Europaeum Jenense (Hg.): Sociales Europa Testfall Polen und Tschechien (Tagung vom 15. Juni 2007). Edition Paideia, Verlag IKS Garamond, Jena 2008
KOLDINSKÁ, K.: Gender Equality: Before and Aer the Enlargement of EU: The Case of the Czech Republic. In: European Law Journal, No. 2, 2007, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford

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