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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:
- The Contract of Employment: The nature, formation, contents and operation of the contract of service
- Employment Relationship Problems: Institutions and procedures for dealing with employment law matters, particularly personal grievances
- Collective Labour Law: The law relating to freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial action
|Paper title||Labour Law|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$691.30|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 96 LAWS points
- Pre or Corequisite
- Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
- LAWS 313
- Limited to
- LLB, LLB(Hons)
- Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
- More information link
- View more information on the Faculty of Law's website
- Teaching staff
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy,
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students entering into practice will have a working knowledge of Employment Law requirements in New Zealand.