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LAWS413 Labour Law

The legal relations of employer and employee. Dispute settlement systems. Industrial safety and welfare law. Trade union and labour relations law.

The paper begins with a brief introduction to labour law and policy, both generally and in specific relation to the Employment Relations Act 2000. The paper will then focus on three key areas:

  1. The Contract of Employment: The nature, formation, contents and operation of the contract of service
  2. Employment Relationship Problems: Institutions and procedures for dealing with employment law matters, particularly personal grievances
  3. Collective Labour Law: The law relating to freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial action

Paper title Labour Law
Paper code LAWS413
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $633.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,720.00

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Prerequisite
96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Restriction
LAWS 313
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Learning Outcomes
Students entering into practice will have a working knowledge of Labour Law requirements in New Zealand.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Paul Roth
Textbooks
Course materials for this paper are provided by the Faculty.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 9-15, 18-22
Thursday 12:00-12:50 9-15, 17-22

The legal relations of employer and employee. Dispute settlement systems. Industrial safety and welfare law. Trade union and labour relations law.

The paper begins with a brief introduction to labour law and policy, both generally and in specific relation to the Employment Relations Act 2000. The paper will then focus on three key areas:

  1. The Contract of Employment: The nature, formation, contents and operation of the contract of service
  2. Employment Relationship Problems: Institutions and procedures for dealing with employment law matters, particularly personal grievances
  3. Collective Labour Law: The law relating to freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial action

Paper title Labour Law
Paper code LAWS413
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Restriction
LAWS 313
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Paul Roth
Textbooks
Course materials for this paper are provided by the Faculty.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students entering into practice will have a working knowledge of Employment Law requirements in New Zealand.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-22
Thursday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-22