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ZUG2019 – Labour law

Undergraduate – Unit

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School

Business and Economics

Offered

South Africa

  • Second Semester 2018

15 Credits

Synopsis

The principal aim of this module is to provide students with the theoretical underpinnings of the general principles of labour law as well as an ability to apply law in practice. The module will analyse and comment upon the principles of labour law as it stands at present. It addresses the pivotal role that labour law plays in different factual situations, in writing or orally, with reference to the necessary authority, organisational setting, the business environment and society at large. Labour law consists of two main components namely individual labour law and collective labour law. It is vital to remember that there is no watertight distinction between individual labour law and collective labour law. To demonstrate an enhanced understanding and knowledge of the existing labour law as well as the specific areas under discussion for example the Labour Relations Act, 1995, the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 and the Employment Equity Act, 1998, a strategic and integrative approach is followed and explored through the use of appropriate case studies and applied activities.

Outcomes

  • Interpret the Labour Relations Act, 1995, the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 and the Employment Equity Act, 1998.
  • Demonstrate a systematic knowledge with respect to the legal principles that apply to labour law.
  • Solve practical problems for a wide range of scenarios.
  • Critique different legal issues that can affect the existence of the various relationships in labour law, and how these relationships will be affected as a result.
  • Describe labour law, evaluate the possible solutions and formulate the best integrated solution to a particular problem.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate the law, and its application to different factual situations, in writing or orally with reference to the necessary authority.
  • Interpret problem-solving contexts involving labour law.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

Prohibitions

None

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