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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- develop an appreciation of the complexity of the relationship between industrial law and the economic and political imperatives that shape it;
- apply major statutory regimes to construct creative and independent responses to issues relating to employment, including enterprise bargaining, awards, unfair dismissal and unfair contracts;
- use initiative and judgement to critically analyse the case law relating to rights and duties under a contract of service and a contract for services in a wide range of contexts; and
- evaluate and integrate the disciplinary content to communicate and collaborate on persuasive legal arguments.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in Bachelor of Laws (4 Years). To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This is an advanced subject that delves further into individual issues within employment law. The subject examines a variety of social issues from a legal perspective, including: the development of Australian employment law; unionisation within the Australian workforce; casualisation of the Australian workforce; the notions of 'employee' and 'contractor' and alternative modes for the performance of work (and their regulation); implied terms and the scope of employer and employee duties; distribution of opportunity at work, including employee entitlements, leave arrangements, and anti-discrimination; legal regimes that promote the so-called 'work-life' balance, including family and community responsibilities; issues surrounding termination of employment at common law and statute.
Online Assessment: 500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 Written Assessment: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 Take Home Examination: Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4
- Online Assessment (10%)
- Written Assessment (40%)
- Take Home Examination (50%)
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.