Understanding Employment Relations is for undergraduate and postgraduate industrial relations and employment relations students aspiring to, or holding, positions that involve the management of labour.
Understanding Employment Relations examines both the theory and practice of employment relations in Australia. It introduces the fundamental theoretical and legal aspects of employment relations, and illustrates these with real-world examples to help readers make sense of the day-to-day practice. The book provides an in-depth analysis of Australiaâ€™s unique regulatory environment, situating the rules that govern employment relations in historical, political and theoretical context. This ensures that human resource students and future practitioners develop a clear understanding of the latest laws and regulations governing workplace relations.Key featuresPrimary examples with questions expose students to real-life workplace relations issues and debatesCase studies with questions throughout illustrate the main points of each chapter and encourage student to challenge and reflect Review questions and further reading suggestions in each chapter assess and extend understanding of key topics and concepts in employment relations
Keith Abbott is a Senior Lecturer within the Faculty of Business and Law at Deakin University.
Bruce Hearn Mackinnon is a Senior Lecturer within the Faculty of Business and Law at Deakin University.
Paul Fallon is a casual academic within the Faculty of Business and Law at Deakin University
Understanding Employment Relations is for undergraduate and postgraduate industrial relations and employment relations students aspiring to, or holding, positions that involve the management of labour. The text addresses workplace governance under the Fair Work Act 2009, as well as the role of trade unions, employer associations, collective bargaining processes, and various laws pertaining to contracts of employment, equal opportunity and occupational healthand safety. It also situates these players and processes within a unified theoretical framework and how industrial relations and human resource management practices can be combined. Australia has one of the most legalistic industrial relations systems in the world: in recognition of Australia unique regulatory environment, employment law features prominently throughout the text to help students to understand the full panoply of laws and regulations governing workplace relations.
The most current and up-to-date textbook on employment relations in Australia.Focuses on both the theory and practice of employment relations in Australia.Includes primary examples, case studies and review questions to support student learning.Explains in detail Australias unique regulatory environmentparticularly the procedural and substantive rules that govern the conduct and outcomes of employment relations in Australia.
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