Courses & Units

Labour Law LAW603

Hobart

Note:

Introduction

This unit introduces individual and collective aspects of the employment relationship with a focus on the balance of rights and duties between an employer and employee. In particular, students will be encouraged to explore the extent to which an appropriate balance is achieved by the common law and by the statutory regulation of employment law.

There will be consideration of traditional and non-traditional forms of employment and independent contacting, sham contracting and the rise of the “gig” economy. There will be significant focus on the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), especially in relation to the national employment standards (NES), modern awards, adverse action, protections from vulnerable workers, unfair dismissal and unlawful termination, and enterprise bargaining and industrial action. State and federal laws dealing with discrimination and occupational health and safety will also be considered.

Summary

Unit name Labour Law
Unit code LAW603
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator

Mr Mark Rinaldi and Ms Lucy Line

Teaching staff

Mr Mark Rinaldi and Ms Lucy Line

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Intensive Session Jan B On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Intensive Session Jan B 8/1/2018 12/1/2018 18/1/2018 28/1/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2018: $1,344.00 2018: $1,615.00 090900

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

LAW204 OR LAW250 AND LAW253 AND LAW256 AND LAW251 AND LAW252 AND LAW254 AND LAW255 OR LAW226 AND LAW222 AND LAW223 AND LAW224 AND LAW205 AND LAW221 AND LAW225 OR LAW223 AND LAW224 AND LAW352 AND LAW351 AND LAW221 AND LAW253 AND LAW222

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

4 hours of lectures daily (including 30 minutes break) daily from 8th of January to 18th of January, and class excursion to the Fair Work Commission and Federal Court on 19th January.

Assessment

Media Case Study Group Presentation (10%); Research Essay (3000 Words) (50%); Open-Book Test (40%).

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Textbooks

Required

Pittard and Naughton, Australian Labour and Employment Law, LexisNexis, 2015.

Rinaldi, Lambropoulos, Millar and Neal, Fair Work Legislation 2017 – 2018, Thomson Reuters, 2017.

https://www.coop.com.au/textbook/search/university-of-tasmania-hobart/1773/law603

Recommended

Sappideen, O’Grady and Riley, Macken’s Law of Employment, 8th ed, Lawbook Co, 2016.

Stewart, Forsyth, Irving, Johnstone and McCrystal, Creighton & Stewart’s Labour Law, 6th ed, The Federation Press, 2016.

https://www.coop.com.au/textbook/search/university-of-tasmania-hobart/1773/law603

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