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MANT346 Employment Relations

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Examines how employers, employees and their organisations achieve their objectives. Topics include collective and individual bargaining, mediation, grievance adjudication, industrial conflict, and an introduction to skills such as employment contract negotiation and interpretation.

The paper covers collective and individual employment relations and statutory, contractual and common law rights and responsibilities of employees and employers. Virtually everybody will be an employee or an employer or both during their working careers. You need to know and understand your rights and obligations and those of the people who work for you and how to exercise and enforce them. The language of employment relations is basically negotiation, enhanced sometimes by mediation, and backed, if necessary, by arbitration. This paper is about rights, obligations and the processes of negotiation and mediation employed in administering those rights and obligations.

Paper title Employment Relations
Paper code MANT346
Subject Management
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $813.45
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
MANT 250 or LAWS 313 or LAWS 413
Schedule C
Commerce
Notes
Alternatively, LAWS 313 or 413 may be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite.
Contact
management@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Ian McAndrew
Professor Alan Geare
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures most weeks, with the exception of week 12 when students negotiate the resolution of an employment rights case at the state Mediation Service. Two-hour tutorials are held in six weeks of the semester. Negotiation and mediation assignments are distributed in tutorials. Attendance at lectures and tutorials is required from the first week of the semester.
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Course outline
View the course outline MANT 346
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • A knowledge and understanding of employment relations, including the institutions and processes used to interpret and enforce employment rights and responsibilities
  • The ability to analyse employment rights cases
  • The development of skills involved in resolving employment rights cases through negotiation, mediation and more formal resolution procedures.

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Timetable

Second Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Thursday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 31-34, 37-40
T2 Wednesday 16:00-17:50 31-34, 37-40
T3 Thursday 10:00-11:50 31-34, 37-40

Examines how employers, employees and their organisations achieve their objectives. Topics include collective and individual bargaining, mediation, grievance adjudication, industrial conflict, and an introduction to skills such as employment contract negotiation and interpretation.

The paper covers collective and individual employment relations and statutory, contractual and common law rights and responsibilities of employees and employers. Virtually everybody will be an employee or an employer or both during their working careers. You need to know and understand your rights and obligations and those of the people who work for you and how to exercise and enforce them. The language of employment relations is basically negotiation, enhanced sometimes by mediation, and backed, if necessary, by arbitration. This paper is about rights, obligations and the processes of negotiation and mediation employed in administering those rights and obligations.

Paper title Employment Relations
Paper code MANT346
Subject Management
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second 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
MANT 250 or LAWS 313 or LAWS 413
Schedule C
Commerce
Notes
Alternatively, LAWS 313 or 413 may be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite.
Contact
management@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Coordinators: Associate Professor Ian McAndrew and Professor Alan Geare
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures most weeks, with the exception of week 12 when students negotiate the resolution of an employment rights case at the state Mediation Service. Two-hour tutorials are held in six weeks of the semester. Negotiation and mediation assignments are distributed in tutorials. Attendance at lectures and tutorials is required from the first week of the semester.
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Course outline
View the course outline MANT 346
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • A knowledge and understanding of employment relations, including the institutions and processes used to interpret and enforce employment rights and responsibilities
  • The ability to analyse employment rights cases
  • The development of skills involved in resolving employment rights cases through negotiation, mediation and more formal resolution procedures.

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Timetable

Second Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Thursday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Wednesday 09:00-10:50 31-34, 37-40
T2 Wednesday 16:00-17:50 31-34, 37-40
T3 Thursday 10:00-11:50 31-34, 37-40