LAW370 Law of Employment (8)

The subject is designed to allow students to learn and apply laws relating to the individual employment relationship. In addition, students will examine and apply the law pertaining to discrimination through scenario based learning and investigate the law that applies to occupational health and safety issues.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
Online
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Online
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: LAW370. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Accounting and Finance

Enrolment Restrictions

Available to undergraduate students only.

Assumed Knowledge

LAW110 or LAW112

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain the law relating to contracts of employment;
  • be able to identify instances of discrimination and breaches of workplace health and safety, and explain the law relating to them;
  • be able to apply the law covered in this subject to workplace scenarios;
  • be able to analyse the law in relation to workplace scenarios; and
  • be able to effectively communicate the application of the law to workplace scenarios.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • employer/employee relationship;
  • other relationships;
  • contract of employment;
  • implied duties of employers and employees;
  • contract of service performance;
  • contract of employment termination - dismissal and reinstatement;
  • remedies - injunctions, declarations, damages;
  • discrimination legislation and its ramifications for employment with regard to the constitution and other legislation;
  • occupational Health and Safety legislation and its relevance to labour law.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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