2014 Unit of Study

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Employment Regulation for Business
UoS Code CLAW3207
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1 and Semester 2
Prerequisites CLAW1001 and three additional Junior or Senior units of study
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures Three hours of classes per week which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops
Assessment Discussion forum (10%), research paper 40%), and final exam (50%)
Description The regulation of employment affects every business enterprise. Compliance with the laws impacting on employment is a vital component of business management. The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the legal and regulatory frameworks that underlie all employment practices (employee management, treatment and performance, as well as hiring and dismissals). The unit is designed to develop students' awareness of regulatory compliance issues that arise from employment practices and is taught in the context of the challenges faced by modern businesses in managing employees. The unit focuses on key areas of substantive employment regulation including Anti-Discrimination Law, termination of employment, freedom of association, and employment privacy. Discussion topics include: indirect discrimination, workplace harassment (including sexual harassment), bullying, and unfair dismissal; as well as various sports and entertainment case-studies. International employment law standards, public sector employment, and employment ethics, are also addressed.