The Modern Contract of Employment Second Edition
Publication Date: 28 September 2017
Leading employment law experts, Ian Neil SC and David Chin of the NSW Bar, have updated their landmark Australian text dealing with the modern contract of employment. Now cited by the Federal Court of Australia, the Victorian Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of NSW, the Federal Circuit Court, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission and the Workers Compensation Commission of NSW, Modern Contract of Employment is written by practitioners, for practitioners, and sets out what the Australian law is and where to find it. The authors' sharp, clear and incisive analysis is made accessible for barristers, solicitors, academics and students by a succinct and expository style. Focusing specifically on the law of employment contracts, it offers in-depth analysis of the modern common law of the contract of employment, written in a concise way that aims to provide answers, not more questions. The Second Edition has been thoroughly reviewed and updated to reflect the evolution of the contract of employment in Australia. New developments featured in the work include: New section analysing the authorities on the existence, nature and content of the implied duty of good faith and its application to contracts of employment - following the demise of the implied term of mutual trust and confidence in Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Barker. Analysis of the application of the duty of good faith in the context of termination. Assessment of State, federal and international positions on the question of whether the good faith term is implied by law in every contract. The effect of statutory or award provisions regulating notice on the implied term of reasonable notice. Consideration of the incorporation by reference of workplace policies, awards and collective agreements into a contract of employment. Further clarification o...