Employment Law

Course code LAWS5009Units 10Level 5000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Law School

The course deals with the law governing the formation, content and termination of employment relationships. The complex body of federal and state statutes which regulate paidwork relationships, as well as common law rules, will be examined.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. To equip students with knowledge and understanding of the complex body of law which governs the employment relationship;
2. To critically examine the policies which underpin this body of law;
3. To understand the evolving nature of employment law;
4. To further develop the capacity to apply rules of law.
ContentThe topics to be covered are formation of employment relationships, those features which distinguish a contract of employment from other contracts, the content of employment relationships, breach of a contract of employment and termination.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B, LAWS3005
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten Paper
Examination: Formal
Contact HoursSeminar: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws and associated combined degree programs or the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and associated combined degree programs.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for LAWS5009