The legal relations of employer and employee. Dispute settlement systems. Industrial safety and welfare law. Trade union and labour relations law.
The paper begins with a brief introduction to labour law and policy, both generally and in specific relation to the Employment Relations Act 2000. The paper will then focus on three key areas:
- The Contract of Employment: The nature, formation, contents and operation of the contract of service
- Employment Relationship Problems: Institutions and procedures for dealing with employment law matters, particularly personal grievances
- Collective Labour Law: The law relating to freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial action