Provides readers with a firm foundation for understanding the changing nature of workplace relations law in Australia. It presents a principled approach to its subject matter and offers a re-evaluation of the nature, scope, and importance of employment and labour law. The book reflects the authors conviction that social and economic context is of critical importance to an understanding of the law.
Its major themes of contract and co-operation, work and social citizenship, and freedom of association provide the basis for the analysis and critique of the most significant tribunal decisions, cases, and legislative provisions. Includes chapters on: The Law of work in the global era; Rights and responsibilities under contract; Work standards; Equity and diversity at work; Security at work; Freedom of Association at work; Collective bargaining; Dispute resolution and Enforcement.