PRESCRIBED TEXT FOR LAWS3446 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, SEMESTER 2 2013
PRESCRIBED TEXT FOR MLL342 AT DEAKIN, SEMESTER 2 2013
Written by leading academic labour lawyers, The Law of Work, now in its second edition, presents a principled approach to its subject matter and offers a re-evaluation of the nature, scope, and importance of employment and labour law. It continues to be the most insightful, critical and up-to-date text in this area.
The book reflects the authors' conviction that social and economic context is of critical importance to an understanding of the law. Its major themes of contract and co-operation, work and social citizenship, and freedom of association provide the basis for the analysis and critique of the most significant tribunal decisions, cases, and legislative provisions.
New to this Edition
All chapters have been updated to include analysis of major new case law and other significant developments in the international arena since the first edition
Incorporates discussion and analysis of the changes introduced by the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), including particular attention to the following areas:
A new Chapter 7 discussing the new National Employment
Standards, and the new system of modern awards and wage determination
incorporation and analysis of the new adverse action provisions of the way they intersect with
the new provisions relating to security of employment, including
unfair dismissal and redundancy
new freedom of association provisions
The new bargaining regime is comprehensively explained in Chapter 11. This chapter now
also covers the statutory regulation of industrial action (formerly dealt
with in chapter 12).
A new Chapter 12 deals with Workplace Dispute
Resolution under Fair Work, and enforcement of workplace laws