labour laws

We define labour laws in external controls as any local and national legal employment requirements or statutes that impact upon the employer and the organization.


All institutions are bound to various labour/employment laws. These laws can support and protect the ethos of Great Learning. For example, staff who feel safe and secure in their employment are more likely to exhibit core values, empathy, mindfulness as well as an ethical approach to their work. However labour laws also have the ability to restrict Great Learning. For example, stringent labour laws that insist on employing locally sourced educators may limit the variability of knowledge and experience that can be enjoyed within multi-national institutions. A further restrictive element could be over-protective legislation regarding staff absence.  The employer being unable to discuss and support staff who are consistently absent for reasons related to their health.


Therefore we believe that Great Learning will be enabled when the labour laws of the country are positively aligned with the staffing needs for Great Learning to take place.

labour law in Austria

labour law in Austria

European labour law

European labour law

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