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END22017Business law2+0+0ECTS:4
Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
Status Elective
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of Delivery
Contact Hours14 weeks - 2 hours of lectures per week
LecturerProf. Dr. Sercan EROL
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
The aim of the course:
To learn the basic concepts of labor law, to have information about the problems to be encountered in business life, to learn the rights of the employee and the employer, to have an idea about how the employment contract is established and terminated, to understand how labor lawsuits work.
Learning OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
LO - 1 : Will be able to explain basic individual labor law concepts such as worker, employer, workplace.
LO - 2 : Types of individual employment contract, establishment, termination; will have detailed information about the employer and employee rights, debts and obligations arising from this contract.
LO - 3 : Will be able to explain and evaluate the relative imperative provisions regarding working conditions.
LO - 4 : Will have in-depth knowledge of the control of business life and criminal sanctions
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

Contents of the Course
General information about labor law, application area of labor law in terms of individuals, definition and types of employment contract, employee's debts arising from employment contract, employer's debts arising from employment contract, termination of employment contract, termination for just cause, termination for just cause, working periods, compulsory mediation.
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1Introduction to Labor Law, emergence and development of labor law, basic characteristics of labor law, legal sources of labor law
 Week 2Basic concepts of labor law: Employee, employer, employer's representative, workplace, business
 Week 3Application area of the Labor Law (in terms of person, type of work, place and time)
 Week 4Employment contract, definition, elements, types of employment contract
 Week 5The conclusion of the employment contract, the freedom and limits of the employment contract, the limits of the freedom to determine the content of the employment contract
 Week 6Debts arising from the employment contract, debts of the employee, debts of the employer
 Week 7Termination of employment contract, termination other than termination, agreement of the parties, expiration of the contract, invalidity of the employment contract
 Week 8Termination of employment contract with notice of termination,
 Week 9termination with notice, termination without notice
 Week 10Termination of employment contract for just cause
 Week 11Legal consequences of termination of the employment contract
 Week 12Special circumstances regarding the termination of the employment contract (Collective employment, military service, fundamental change in working conditions)
 Week 13Release, Severance Pay
 Week 14business judgment, Mandatory Mediation
 Week 15Working hours, overtime work, night work, short work, compensatory work
 Week 16Rest periods, breaks, week holidays, national holidays and general holidays, annual paid leave
Textbook / Material
1Senyen-Kaplan Tuncay E. 2020; Bireysel İş Hukuku, Gazi Kitabevi, Ankara
Recommended Reading
1Bayeren Deniz. 2021; İş Hukuku, Seçkin Yayınları, Ankara.
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