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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:

    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

    About this paper

    Paper title Labour Law
    Subject Law
    EFTS 0.1
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $730.20
    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.
    Teaching staff

    Dr Dawn Duncan


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    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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    Learning Outcomes
    Students entering into practice will have a working knowledge of Employment Law requirements in New Zealand.


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 29-35, 37-42
    Thursday 12:00-12:50 29-35, 37-42
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