MHRE229D Project: labor relations


The course aims at:

• Understanding of the environment and its impact on relationships with employees;

• Identify and analyze the factors that influence the management of relationships with employees;

• Understanding and assessment of the relationship with the employees in the organization.

• Development of skills for managing relationships with employees;

• Adoption of mechanisms for interaction with trade unions; social partnership and collective bargaining - agreements and disputes.

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Human Resources Management and Development (in English) Distance Learning


Asst. Prof. Mariya Ivanova, PhD
Asst. Prof. Mariana Dimitrova, PhD

Course Description:


After completing successfully this course the students will:

1) Know and understand the basic characteristics and practice in the field of employment relations and relationships with employees.

2) are capable of:

• Implement specific regulatory models for management of employment relations and relationships with employees;

• Identify the factors within the organization that may affect the management of employment relations and relationships with employees;

• Apply, analyze and improve the mechanisms within organizations to manage employment relations and relationships with employees;

• Use different control schemes of social dialogue and collective bargaining.

Students should have the following knowledge and/or skills:

• Basic knowledge of labor relations


Types of Courses:

Language of teaching:


  1. Nature and content of the employment contract
  2. Rights and obligations of the parties to the employment relationship
  3. Types of employment contracts
  4. Conclusion, amendment and termination of an individual employment contract
  5. Negotiations to resolve a collective labor dispute and a collective agreement
  6. Creating and maintaining good labour relationships with employees
  7. Interaction of employers with trade unions in the enterprise
  8. Concluding a collective agreement in organizations


• Regulations in the field of labour relations

• Labor Code (LC) and its ordinances / by list /

• Interpretations of LC , issued by "Labour and Law" edited by Prof. C. Mrachkov, Prof. K.Sredkova et al. – series

• Proposals of employers' organizations for amendments of LC

• Employment Promotion Law and relevant ordinances

• Settlement of Collective Labour Disputes Law (SCLDL)

• Health and Safety at Work Law (HSWL) and ordinances

• Others - practice of the organizations - procedures, internal rules and others according to the topics