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Labour Law - LAWS5146

Year - 2018

This unit of study examines the legal regulation of work relationships in Australia in the 21st century. The course is designed to equip students with a broad understanding of the legal rules, principles and institutions which form Australia's system of workplace relations and to place that system in its global context. The course concentrates primarily on the employment relationship (distinct from other types of commercial arrangements under which work is performed) and will examine the way in which that relationship is regulated by private contract law and statute. The course offers both a theoretical and practical focus. Students are invited to reflect on the role of legal regulation of work relationships, and to critically assess the effectiveness of Australia's laws. By completing this unit of study, student should acquire: - A general understanding of the system of workplace relations in Australia, and the way that system has developed in recent years. - Knowledge and understanding of the legal responsibilities of employers and employees at the workplace. - A working knowledge of the framework and operation of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

Classes
1x3hr seminar/wk (evening stream)

Assessment
2000wd assignment (30%) and 2 hour open book exam (70%)

Prohibitions

LAWS3023 or LAWS3446 or LAWS6071

Details

Faculty: Sydney Law School

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Joellen Riley
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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