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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Anne O'Rourke


Legal implications of staff-management decisions. Individual employer-employee relationship; contract of employment; wages-work bargain; recruitment law; discrimination law; termination law including unfair dismissals; mutuality of legal rights and obligations; health and safety law in the workplace; vicarious liability; industrial action and constitutional considerations.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • extend their knowledge and comprehension of the legal framework governing workplace relations in Australia
  • evaluate the principles underlying employment laws and assess the law's impact on the employment relationship
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of employment law issues through the application of legal principles to a range of hypothetical scenarios
  • identify and analyse current issues involving legal regulation of the workplace.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (3 hours, open-book): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Paula Darvas

Contact hours

3 hours per week




BTW2241, BTW3241