Employment Relations is the market-leading text for the most up-to-date coverage and analysis of legislation, theory, and contemporary issues related to the Australian system.
In this extensively updated third edition a brand new chapter recognises the peculiarities of Australia's modern employment relations laws, it analyses the traditional concept of collective bargaining in the broader context of collective agreement making. Chapter 10 now combines two topics rarely analysed in other employment relations texts: managerial unilateralism and individual contracting. Both provide compelling examples as well as continuing contested arenas of practice under the Fair Work Act 2009. The impact of Fair Work Act is thoroughly documented including the expansion of statutory regulation in the areas of minimum employment standards, equal employment, unfair dismissal, and occupational health and safety.