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LA4020 - Employment, Workplace and Industrial Relations Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Employment Law is one of the most interesting, important and topical legal disciplines. This course covers the main elements of employment and labour law, key issues and emerging questions. In particular, the course deals with: Common law employment contract; restraint of trade; duties of good faith of employers and employees; enterprise bargaining; National Employment Standards and the No Disadvantage Test; Industrial Relations Commission and The Australian Fair Pay Commission; Trade Union Law (freedom of association and strikes); unfair dismissal; the Constitutional challenge into work choices; and the new employment reforms aligned with co-operative federalism and Fair Work Australia.

Learning Outcomes

  • research and critically analyse information from appropriate diverse sources;
  • communicate and apply statute and common law to fact situations;
  • investigate and describe how changes in the law impact on the workplace;
  • differentiate law from politics.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (60%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Research report - (30%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: [(LA1105 or LA2011) and (LA1106 or LA2012)] or LA2001


Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Louise Floyd

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Louise Floyd.

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Louise Floyd
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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