Labor law is a dynamic, alert branch of law, giving expression to the importance of work for society, but also for each person. For these reasons, labor law has undergone a rapid evolution in recent decades, representing a branch of law in the Romanian legal system.
In this paper, we approached labor law in terms of individual labor relations, for these reasons, the individual employment contract is the main institution of labor law analyzed. In the content of the paper, other relevant institutions for this matter are approached, such as legal liability, health and safety at work, labor jurisdiction, etc.
Throughout the paper we referred to the situation of civil servants, presenting comparative elements between their legal regime and that of employees, even if in our opinion the service relations of civil servants are not currently integrated into labor law.
Considering the fact that the individual labor law and the collective labor law cannot be separated in a rigid way, they together make up the content of labor law, in the paper I highlighted the relevance of collective bargaining for certain institutions of individual labor law.
It is an approach that I considered useful, mainly through the proposals of the law ferenda formulated, especially since, at present, collective bargaining, especially at higher levels is almost non-existent.
I affirm the satisfaction of publishing this monograph which was conceived during a relatively long period of reflection on the main aspects of individual labor law, in a particularly important year for Romania, respectively the centenary year.
For the elaboration of this paper, we consulted the legal doctrine, the judicial practice and the normative acts published until May 1, 2018.
This paper is addressed equally to law practitioners - magistrates, lawyers, notaries, legal advisers, and law theorists - teachers, doctoral students, master students, being a useful study material for law students and for students in education economic superior.
At the same time, the paper is addressed to every person who has the quality of employee, civil servant or employer and who is inevitably interested in his employment relationship.
Finally, I would like to thank the University Publishing House, thanks to which this book saw the light of day.
Dr. Radu Stefan Patru
Bucharest, May 28, 2018