LAWS6013 - Advanced Employment Law
- Examine the regulation of the individual employment relationship.
- Examine in closer detail on the formation, construction and interpretation of employment contracts, duties of employers and employees in contract.
- Study termination of employment contracts (including as a consequence of the employer’s insolvency), and rights and remedies on termination, including procedural requirements under federal unfair and unlawful dismissal laws.
Contract and labour law; implied terms; employer and employee duties; statutes permitting courts to change the terms of employment contracts; employee references; intersection between employment and insolvency law; impact of technology on the modern workplace; restrictive covenants, breach of confidence; specific performance, interim injunctions for reinstatement.
Semester 1 2013
Tuesday evenings, 6-8pm
The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.
- Class Participation (20%)
- 1 x 6,000 Word Research Paper (80%) or 2 x 3,000 Word Problem Assignments (40% each)
Completion of LAWS 6252 - Legal Reasoning & the Common Law System (candidates who do not hold a law degree from a common law jurisdiction) and LAWS 6071 - Labour Law.
You can credit this unit towards Legal Professional Development (LPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Enrolment.