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BTF2991

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Business Law and Taxation
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Anne O'Rourke

Synopsis

Legal implications of staff-management decisions. Individual employer-employee relationship; contract of employment; wages-work bargain; recruitment law; discrimination law; termination law including unfair dismissals; mutuality of legal rights and obligations; health and safety law in the workplace; vicarious liability; industrial action and constitutional considerations.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. extend their knowledge and comprehension of the legal framework governing workplace relations in Australia
  2. evaluate the principles underlying employment laws and assess the law's impact on the employment relationship
  3. demonstrate a working knowledge of employment law issues through the application of legal principles to a range of hypothetical scenarios
  4. identify and analyse current issues involving legal regulation of the workplace.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Prerequisites

Prohibitions

BTW2241, BTG3241, BTW3241