The Law of Work
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Written by leading academic labour lawyers, The Law of Work, now in its second edition, presents a principled approach to its subject matter and offers a re-evaluation of the nature, scope, and importance of employment and labour law. It continues to be the most insightful, critical and up-to-date text in this area.
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.
This title is also available as an e-book.
All chapters have been updated to include analysis of major new case law and other significant developments in the international arena since the first edition
Incorporates discussion and analysis of the changes introduced by the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), including particular attention to the following areas:
A new Chapter 7 discussing the new National Employment Standards, and the new system of modern awards and wage determination
Incorporation and analysis of the new adverse action provisions of the way they intersect with anti-discrimination law
The new provisions relating to security of employment, including unfair dismissal and redundancy
New freedom of association provisions
The new bargaining regime is comprehensively explained in Chapter 11. This chapter now also covers the statutory regulation of industrial action (formerly dealt with in chapter 12).
A new Chapter 12 deals with Workplace Dispute Resolution under Fair Work, and enforcement of workplace laws
Part 1: Work, Law and Context
1. The Law of Work
2. The Law of Work in the Global Era
3. Australian Law of Work in Transition
4. The Subject of the Law of Work
Part 2: Contract and Cooperation
5. Work Relations and the Limits of Contract
6. Rights and Responsibilities under Contract
Part 3: Standards and Rights
7. Work Standards
8. Equality and Diversity at Work
9. Security at Work
Part 4: Freedom of Association
10. Freedom of Association at Work
11. Collective Bargaining
Part 5: Dispute Resolution and Enforcement
12. Dispute Resolution and Enforcement
Extended contents available in the book
Professor Rosemary Owens – Professor, School of Law, The University of Adelaide and an Officer of the Order of Australia
Joellen Riley – Professor of Labour Law, Sydney Law School, The University of Sydney
Jill Murray – Associate Professor, School of Law, La Trobe University
Rosemary Owens - Professor and Dean, School of Law, The University of Adelaide. Joellen Riley - Professor, School of Law, The University of New South Wales. Jill Murray - Senior Lecturer, School of Law, La Trobe University.