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Labour Law in the Global Economy - LAWS6816

Year - 2020

The aim of this unit of study is to understand the impact of the global economy on the world of work and the nature of the regulatory challenges it presents. The unit will examine the role played by labour law in securing fair and just working conditions and effective labour market regulation by comparing various regulatory models from different national legal systems. Students will be expected to identify and attain an advanced understanding of the challenges facing the regulation of the work in the global economy with a particular focus on: sources of employment regulation and recent evolution of their hierarchy; the scope of employment protection in the light of the dichotomy employee/independent contractors; new models of work prompted by the so-called gig economy and new technologies; regulatory challenges posed by labour hire and subcontracting; the balance between workers' social needs and economic factors provided by minimum wage setting mechanisms.

Mar 6, 7 & 20, 21 (9-5)

class presentation (30%) and 6000wd essay (70%)

Additional information
Academic Profile The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis

Assumed knowledge
LAWS6252 or a law degree and LAWS6071


Faculty: Sydney Law School

Intensive March

17 Feb 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 13 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Emanuele Menegatti
HECS Band: 3
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