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Law of employee relations (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Marilyn Pittard

City First semester 2003 (Off-campus)
City Second semester 2003 (Off-campus)
City First semester 2004 (Off-campus)
City Second semester 2004 (Off-campus)

Synopsis: (a) the contract of employment: the rights and obligations of employers and employees; rights in respect of unfair dismissal and redundancy, and remedies for breach; (b) industrial awards: the role of awards in employment relations; making awards and resolving disputes at federal level; the role of industrial tribunals; legal constraints and regulation of award making powers; enforcement; role of unions in arbitration; (c) collective and individual agreements under the Commonwealth Workplace Relations Act 1996; process of negotiation; legal status of such agreements; procedures for enforcement; role of unions and industrial tribunals; (d) legislative prescription of minimum entitlements.

Assessment: Research assignment (3750 words): 50% + Class participation: 10% + Take home examination (3000 words): 40%

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