Creighton & Stewart's Labour Law

Creighton & Stewart's Labour Law

by Andrew Stewart

Paperback(6th ed.)

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The latest edition of this leading text features a new and expanded team of authors, who explain and analyse Australia's complex system of labour regulation.

The book has been substantially restructured and updated to cover the many statutory amendments introduced or proposed over the past five years, especially to the Fair Work legislation, but also on matters such as work health and safety.

A particular feature is the coverage of the Productivity Commission's 2015 report on the workplace relations system, outlining both its assessment of the regulatory framework and recommendations for change. There is discussion too of other important inquiries and reviews, including the Fair Work Commission's changes to the modern award system and the Heydon Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.

The new edition also makes extensive reference to new decisions by the courts and tribunals, on matters such as the distinction between employees and independent contractors, enterprise bargaining, trust and confidence in the employment relationship, the burden of proof in adverse action claims, and much more besides.

As always, the book is full of pointers to further reading, with a substantial bibliography and index connecting readers to the voluminous academic literature on the subject. A new chapter also explores some of the insights to be gained from various theoretical perspectives on the concept of 'regulation' in general, and labour regulation in particular.

Creighton & Stewart's Labour Law continues to offer the most comprehensive and authoritative account of the subject for students and practitioners alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781760020552
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/22/2016
Edition description: 6th ed.
Pages: 1050
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Andrew Stewart is the John Bray Professor of Law at the University of Adelaide and a Legal Consultant to the national law firm Piper Alderman.

Anthony Forsyth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Business Law and Taxation at Monash University.

Richard Johnstone is a Professor and the Director of Research in the School of Law at Queensland University of Technology.

Shae McCrystal is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney where she teaches labour law and property law.

Table of Contents

Part 1 - General Concepts

Labour Law: A Regulatory Perspective
The Evolution of Australian Labour Law
International Standards and Australian Labour Law

Part 2 - Coverage and Institutions

The Constitutional Framework
The Scope of the Federal System
Institutions and Participants

Part 3 - Work Relationships

Categorising Work Relationships
Creating an Employment Contract
Special Types of Work

Part 4 - Employment Conditions

Sources of Employment Obligations
The National Employment Standards
Modern Awards
Enterprise Agreements
Working Time and Leave
Performance and Control
Work Health and Safety
Enforcement of Employment Obligations
Employment Discrimination and the General Protections
Other Unfair Work Practices

Part 5 - Termination of Employment

Termination of Employment Contracts
Remedies for Wrongful or Unfair Termination

Part 6 - Collective Bargaining and Industrial Action

Trade Unions and the Right to Organise
Collective Bargaining
Industrial Action
Protected Action
Industrial Regulation in the Building and Construction Industry

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