Employment Law

10 Units

Employment Law deals with the law governing the formation, content and termination of employment relationships. The complex integration of the body of federal and state statutes, industrial instruments and the common law contract of employment which regulate paid work relationships will be examined.

Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
School Newcastle Law School
Availability Semester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate specialised advanced and integrated knowledge and understanding of the complex body of law which governs the employment relationship;
  2. Critically examine the policies which underpin this body of law;
  3. Demonstrate specialised cognitive and technical skills to understand the evolving nature of employment law;
  4. Apply the knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgment, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner in further developing the capacity to apply rules of law.

The topics to be covered are:

  1. Introduction to Employment Law in Australia
  2. The constitutional framework
  3. Distinguishing employment contracts from other legal arrangements for getting work done
  4. Overview of sources of law for determining employmeny rights and obligations
  5. Minimum statutory entitlements
  6. Awards
  7. Enterprise agreements
  8. Remuneration and leave
  9. Loyalty, conrtol, performance managment and discipline
  10. Unfair work practices
  11. Enforcement of obligations and dispute relolution
  12. Termination of emplyoment contracts
  13. Unlawful and unfair dismissal
  • Students must have completed or be enrolled in LEGL6004. Students must also be enrolled in Juris Doctor/Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice or Master of Human Resources and Law.
Assumed Knowledge LAWS6001, LAWS6002A, LAWS6002B, LAWS6003A, LAWS6003B, LAWS6004A, LAWS6004B, LAWS6005.
Assessment Items
  • Report: Research Assignment
  • Written Assignment: Written Assignment
  • Formal Examination: Examination

Contact Hours

Newcastle City Precinct and Online


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for LAWS6024
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