At first glance, effectiveness is not a traditional field of reflection in legal theory. Oassical theory and jmisprudence have not resulted in an adequate and absolute definition, since this term has mainly concentrated the interest of sociology, political and economic science, etc. However, effectiveness is a common field of interest for the researcher who wants to convince himself that he is not confined to an “abstract universe of rules” but he is interested in their application to practice and social reality. In this sense, it is important not to get confined solely in an effo1t to define efficiency.
When it comes to the law, effective is everything, which can function as the bridge between law and society, filling the potential gap between theory and reality. This study examines in particular the effectiveness of labour law. Undoubtedly, the issue of effectiveness will never cease to directly concern labour law, as tlus branch of law is particularly “alive” and “sensitive” to economic, political and social fluctuations and developments.