Employment Law Is The Body Of Law That Governs

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2.0 Employment Law Employment law is the body of law that governs. The body of law that governs the employer-employee relationship, including individual employment contracts, the application of TORT and contract doctrines, and a large group of statutory regulation on issues such as the right to organize and negotiate collective bargaining agreements, protection from discrimination, wages and hours, and health and safety (http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Employment+Law). Most workers in Queensland are covered by Commonwealth laws. The major commonwealth law regulating workplace relations is the Fair work Act 2009 formerly Workplace Relation Act 1996. The Fair Work Act 2009 creates a more nation system for regulating industrial relation in Australia. It should be noted that all states of Australian have comparable legislations dealing with employees within their jurisdiction. In any event, if there is a change of government at federal level in 2013 this may lead to changes in the Fair Work Act. (Chapter 1-6 legal studies for Queensland volume two 6th edition). During 1996 the federal Government extended it jurisdictions in the work place to all the companies in Australia by using corporation’s power. The corporations power usually applies only to incorporated companies throughout Australia but the High Court of Australia has ruled that public hospitals and educational institutions are “Constitutional corporations” which means federal workplace laws apply to

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