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Employment, Labour and Industrial Law in Australia


  • Date Published: December 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316622995

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  • Employment, Labour and Industrial Law in Australia provides a comprehensive, current and accessible resource for the undergraduate and Juris Doctor student. With a social and political background to the law, this text provides insightful legal analysis underscored by practical business experience, while exploring key principles through a close evaluation of laws and lively discussion of prominent cases. Recognising the multi-faceted nature of the subject, the authors have included content on employment, labour and industrial law in the one text, while also presenting critical topics not often dealt with, namely: • current and in-depth analysis of trade union regulation • public work including the public sector, the judiciary and academics • workplace health and safety including worker's compensation, bullying, anti-discrimination and taxation • emerging issues including topics such as transnational and international employment law, migration and employment, as well as volunteers and work experience. To maintain currency within this rapidly changing area of law, the text has a website which will include updates for any major developments in the field as well as responses to end-of-chapter questions. Written by respected academics and practicing lawyers in the field, this book is a relevant and contemporary guide to this fascinating area of law.

    • Explores employment, labour and industrial law in one volume
    • Contains current and in-depth analysis of trade union regulation
    • Includes content on the public sector, the judiciary and academics, rarely covered in an undergraduate law text book
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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316622995
    • length: 486 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 176 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.88kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Settling the contract: essentials of formation and characterisation
    2. The employment contract: implied terms
    3. Introduction to the Fair Work Act
    4. Bargaining, awards and the national employment standards
    5. Trade union law and regulation – unions and industrial action
    6. The end of the employment relationship
    7. Public work
    8. Specialist legislation
    9. Emerging issues and new frontiers.

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    Employment, Labour and Industrial Law in Australia

    Louise Floyd, William Steenson, Amanda Coulthard, Daniel Williams, Anne C. Pickering

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    Louise Floyd, James Cook University, North Queensland
    Louise Floyd (Ph.D.) is Associate Professor of Law, James Cook University Law School and a Barrister to the Supreme Court of Queensland. Louise was awarded the MacCormick Fellowship to the University of Edinburgh Law School, and is International Visiting Fellow at Cornell University, New York. Louise has been awarded numerous teaching prizes. She is former Sub Dean of the University of Queensland Law School and was awarded that institution's Promoting Women Fellowship. Louise's career began when she was Judge's Associate to Honourable M. A. McMurdo, AC.

    William Steenson, University of Technology Sydney
    William Steenson is a government lawyer and a lecturer in industrial and labour law at the University of Technology Sydney. He was General Counsel and Director Legal and Policy for the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption. Previously, William worked as a Principal Lawyer for WorkCover Authority of New South Wales, and has also worked as an Industrial Officer and as a part-time member of the Government and Related Employees Appeals Tribunal (GREAT), dealing with employment-related appeals and grievances. William is an accredited mediator and a member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales.

    Amanda Coulthard, Bond University, Queensland
    Amanda Coulthard is Associate Professor of Law at Bond University, Queensland, and has a practice at the Brisbane Bar. She has previously worked at a variety of Brisbane law firms. She has published in the Australian Journal of Labour Law and the Journal of Industrial Relations.

    Daniel Williams, Minter Ellison
    Daniel Williams is a Partner at Minter Ellison Lawyers, Brisbane. He has a particular interest and expertise in industrial relations strategy and has for many years provided advice and support in these matters for some of the largest employers in Australia in both the private and public sectors. His practice has spanned the entire period of enterprise bargaining in Australia from the early 1990s, and this historical perspective allows him to bring valuable insight to an analysis of this complex topic.

    Anne C. Pickering, University of Queensland
    Anne C. Pickering is undertaking a Ph.D. at the University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law, where she is also a tutor. She completed her LL.M. (Research) at the Queensland University of Technology. Anne has practised as a solicitor, and most recently worked for both the Queensland Law Society and the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board.

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