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Labour Law

5th Edition

© 2010 – Federation Press

784 pages

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The new edition of this leading text covers the complex and significant changes to labour regulation that have occurred over recent years.

The book has been substantially restructured and updated, in particular to deal with the Fair Work legislation. It includes detailed analysis of the National Employment Standards, modern awards, the new enterprise bargaining regime, general protections against discriminatory or wrongful treatment at work, the revamped system for handling unfair dismissal claims, and much more besides.

Labour Law continues to offer the most comprehensive and authoritative account of the subject for students and practitioners alike.


New IR bible now available

The fifth edition of Australia's IR bible, Labour Law, by Professors Breen Creighton and Andrew Stewart, is now available. The 1,000-page book, published by Federation Press, has been substantially restructured and updated to deal with the abolition of Work Choices and the introduction of federal Labor's Fair Work laws, as well as the other significant changes to labour regulation in Australia over recent years. It includes a detailed analysis of the NES, modern awards, the new enterprise bargaining regime, general protections against discriminatory or wrongful treatment at work, and the revamped unfair dismissal system.

Workplace Express, October 2010

This edition makes significant modifications to the 2000 edition to take fuller account of of the issues arising from the changing industrial relations environment and the growing importance of enterprise bargaining and AWAs. ..[T]he book also looks ahead to the likely changes arising from the foreshadowed workplace reforms.

The authors are unduly modest in their claims. [Provide an overview and general background, a concise but sophisticated account of the major legal principles, commentary and references] they certainly do and more, with great clarity and in language intelligible to the lay person. The arrangement of the subject matter in each chapter adds to the ease of its comprehension, while the treatment of the historical and contemporary context gives life to the law. The authors do not impose their values on the reader on many controversial issues but leave the reader with ample material to form their own judgment one way or another. This edition more than its predecessor will be an invaluable source as a text or reference not only to law students but also to practitioners and those studying industrial relations who lack a legal background. Welcome to the Fourth Edition

Labour & Industry, Vol 16(3), April-May 2006

This is a unique and comprehensive review of industrial relations in Australia to date. The chapters with practical application are welcome as is the consideration given to other topical issues such as securioty of employee entitlements. It is well worth updating your personal or institutional library to include the fourth edition of Labour Law.

Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol 47(4), December 2005

The latest edition of Labour Law provides a thorough overview of Australia's industrial system as well as examining a number of contemporary issues relating to the world of work. This edition provides a useful overview of recent developments relating to protection of employee entitlements in the case of corporate insolvency, the type of matters that can now be included in enterprise bargaining agreements, a more detailed discussion of the intricacies associated with the bargaining process itself as well as emerging statutory remedies for unfair employment practices.

Labour Law remains an enormously valuable tool that provides a clear analysis of Australia's industrial system as well as providing information on the emerging trends and challenges in regulating the modern day employment relationship.

Worksite, May 2005

Table of Contents

Part 1 General Concepts The Scope and Purposes of Labour Law, 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 Creating an Employment Contract, Special Types of Work Relationship, Part 4 Employment Conditions Sources of Employment Obligations, The National Employment Standards, Modern Awards, Enterprise Agreements, Remuneration and Working Time, Performance and Control, Occupational Health and Safety, Enforcement of Employment Obligations, Unfair Employment 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, Sanctions Against Industrial Action, Protected Industrial Action, Industrial Regulation in the Building and Construction Industry, Table of Cases/ Table of Statutes/ Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General