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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedSunway First semester 2011 (Evening)
Sunway Second semester 2011 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Vanitha Karean


This unit analyses current international issues impacting employment law and the challenges faced by businesses with a global workforce. With a comparative focus on Malaysia, these include expatriate employment contracts; restrictive covenants; implementation of global codes of conduct via corporate social responsibility initiatives; reorganization of business and redundancy; outsourcing; performance management and alternative dispute resolution options for workplace issues. Examples from various jurisdictions and international organizations will be used to facilitate an appreciation of the tensions between nation State dynamics and international norms.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. describe the role of international norms in employment law
  2. explain expatriate contracts in employment law i.e. contracts of service & independent contractors, restraints of trade and trade secrets
  3. discuss managerial prerogatives of reorganization and outsourcing
  4. evaluate the consequences of disciplinary action and the role of mediation
  5. discuss the role of corporate social responsibility at the workplace.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Contact hours

3 contact hours per week




BTG9241, BTX5060 and BTX9060