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Author Stewart, Andrew (Andrew John), 1959- author.

Title Stewart's guide to employment law / Andrew Stewart.

Published Annandale, NSW : The Federation Press, 2018.

LocationUniM Law High Use 
Call No.KN 190 K1 STEW


Location Call No. Status
Edition Sixth edition.
Physical description xlix, 490 pages ; 24 cm
Notes Previous edition: 2015.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Employment Law: An Introduction. The Purpose of Employment Laws; Employment Regulation in Australia; Sources of Employment Law; Regulatory Bodies; Getting Information about Employment Laws -- 2. The Development and Coverage of Employment Laws in Australia. Development of Australian Employment Laws; The Work Choices Reforms; The Fair Work Legislation; The Scope of the 'National' System; Application of State and Territory Laws -- 3. Who is an Employee? Why Employment Status Matters; Distinguishing Employees from Contractors; Avoiding or Disguising Employment; The Tax System; The Independent Contractors Legislation -- 4. Special Types of Employment. Casual Employment; Homeworkers and Outworkers; Agency Labour; Trainees and Apprentices; Public Sector Employment; Voluntary Work -- 5. Creating an Employment Relationship. Controls on Hiring; Provision of Information; Formation of Employment Contracts -- 6. The Terms of an Employment Contract. Individual Contract Terms; Effect of Awards, Agreements and Statutes; Review of Unfair Work Contracts -- 7. Minimum Standards: The NES and Awards. Development of Minimum Standards; The National Employment Standards; The Modernisation of the Award System; Modern Awards under the Fair Work Act; State Awards -- 8. Enterprise Agreements. Options under the Federal System Making an Enterprise Agreement; Regulating the Bargaining Process; Content of Agreements; Variation and Termination; Effect of Enterprise Agreements; Transitional Arrangements for Pre-Fair Work Act Agreements; State Agreements; Unregistered Collective Agreements -- 9. Dispute Resolution and Enforcement of Employment Laws. Introduction; Dispute Resolution in the Federal System; Compliance and Enforcement under the Federal System; The State Systems; Enforcing the Employment Contract; Insolvency and Employee Entitlements -- 10. Remuneration. Types of Remuneration; Wage Fixation; Minimum Wages for National System Employees; Minimum Wages for Other Workers; Pay Equity; Earning Remuneration; Payment of Wages; Superannuation -- 11. Working Hours and Leave. Working Hours; Public Holidays; Annual Leave; Personal Leave; Parental Leave; Long Service Leave; Community Service Leave; Other Forms of Leave -- 12. Control, Performance Management and Discipline. The Employee's Duties; The Employer's Duties; Performance Management and Discipline -- 13. Loyalty, Confidentiality and Privacy. Loyalty During the Employment Relationship; Post-Employment Duties; Post-Employment Restraints; Protecting Whistleblowers; Confidentiality and Privacy: The Employer's Obligations -- 14. Discrimination and Victimisation. Anti-Discrimination Laws; The 'General Protections' under the Fair Work Act; Other Protections against Victimisation -- 15. Workplace Safety. Work Health and Safety Laws; Workers Compensation; Common Law Liability for Workplace Injuries -- 16. Termination of Employment Contracts. Introduction; Duration and Expiry of Employment Contracts; Termination on Notice; Summary Termination; Constraints on Unilateral Termination; Termination by Agreement; Termination by Operation of Law; Entitlements on Termination; Redundancy; Effect of Insolvency on Employment Contracts; Transfer of Employment -- 17. Remedies for Wrongful or Unfair Termination. Remedies for Employers; Remedies for Employees; Common Law Actions for Wrongful Dismissal; Evolution of Unfair Dismissal Laws; Unfair Dismissal Claims under the Fair Work Act; Unlawful Termination; State Unfair Dismissal Laws; Other Remedies -- 18. Industrial Action. Introduction; The Position at Common Law; Sanctions under the Fair Work Act; Sanctions under Other Legislation; Protected Action.
Summary Stewart's Guide to Employment Law is renowned for its succinct and accessible coverage of this complex area of the law. The author's unique expertise and experience make this a high-quality book with a clear and cohesive style. This is a highly regarded, dependable choice of book for anyone needing an introduction to employment law.
Subject Labor contract -- Australia.
Labor contract.
Labor laws and legislation -- Australia.
Industrial relations -- Australia.
Variant Title Guide to employment law.
Employment law.
ISBN 9781760021542 (paperback)