This text examines different approaches to understanding the nature of the employment relationship, complete with a contextual background as to how this relationship has changed and developed throughout our nations's history. The Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Act 2005 signalled the dawning of a new era in employment relations in Australia. This text offers a balanced view of this legislation and explores its likely impact.
Ch. 1. Introduction to employment relations -- Ch. 2. The government and employment relations -- Ch. 3. Management and employer associations -- Ch. 4. Trade unions -- Ch. 5. Enterprise bargaining and negotiation -- Ch. 6. Employing people -- Ch. 7. Performance management and employment relations -- Ch. 8. Rewarding people -- Ch. 9. Developing people -- Ch. 10. Managing occupational health and safety -- Ch. 11. Managing dismissals -- Ch. 12. WorkChoices - summary and implications.