EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR RELATIONS LAW

LAW3ELR

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this unit students are provided with an introduction to the law of employment and labour relations. They study the principles and practices relating to the creation, categorisation, conduct and termination of the employment relationship. They also examine the roles of common law, awards, legislation, tribunals, collective bargaining and personnel practices in regulating the relationship. The unit is designed to develop awareness of legal obligations and options relevant to the management of employment and labour relations, and is taught in the context of contemporary issues in labour regulation.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJillian Murray

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in a undergraduate program offered by the School of Law, or must have permission of the Director of Programs or delegate.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsStewart's Guide to Employment LawPrescribedStewart, A.MOST RECENT EDITION TO BE ANNOUNCED.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically understand the scope and functions of employment law in 21st Century Australia.

Activities:
Classroom problem solving and discussion, non-assessed knowledge quizzes, online quizzes, legal advice paper and research paper

02. Recognise a contract of employment and explicate some of the basic ways in which law shapes its creation, performance and termination.

Activities:
Classroom problem solving and discussion, non-assessed knowledge quizzes, online quizzes, legal advice paper and research paper

03. Understand the role and function of the Fair Work Act (Cth) 2009 in Australia#s labour law system, and engage in a conceptual analysis of law and policy in relation to contemporary employment issues.

Activities:
Classroom problem solving and discussion, non-assessed knowledge quizzes, online quizzes, legal advice paper and research paper

04. Apply legal problem solving skills to a range of employment law issues in ways which are technically accurate and, where appropriate, strategically creative.

Activities:
Classroom problem solving and discussion, non-assessed knowledge quizzes, online quizzes, legal advice paper and research paper

05. Undertake basic legal research into a nominated employment law topic.

Activities:
Research paper and legal advice paper

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJillian Murray

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Three online assessed quizzes (600 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04
Legal advice 1000 words maximum25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research essay 2,500 words maximum60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05