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Workplace Health and Safety Law in Australia, 2nd edition

Workplace Health and Safety Law in Australia, 2nd edition

Foster, N, 2016

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Workplace Health and Safety Law in Australia, 2nd edition is an introduction to the law of workplace health and safety in Australia, offering clear concise commentary on all aspects of related law

 

Format: Paperback

Description

Workplace Health and Safety Law in Australia, 2nd edition provides an introduction to the law of workplace health and safety in Australia, and offers clear concise commentary on all aspects of related civil and criminal law. The book sets out the wide range of legal obligations employers and managers must understand to provide a safe and compliant workplace, including discussion of the contract of employment, common law obligations, workers’ compensation law, anti-discrimination legislation and the statutory workplace safety law. This revised edition incorporates a thorough discussion of the state of the law since the introduction of harmonised legislation around Australia, including reference to the latest cases. It is an invaluable resource for business and law students, legal professionals and senior business managers alike.

 

Ethos - Law Society of ACT Issue 243 (Foster - Workplace Health & Safety Law in Australia)


Features

     •     Written by an academic for a student market
     •     No prior legal background required
     •     Reader friendly with tables and charts
     •     Online updates of chapters to keep up with current legislation in OHS

 

Related Titles

Kennedy, Work Health and Safety: What You Need to Know, 2012
Pittard & Naughton, Australian Labour and Employment Law, 2015

Author

Neil Foster is an Associate Professor of Law at Newcastle University where he teaches and researches on Workplace Health and Safety Law and Torts.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part 1: Introduction to the Australian Legal System

     1.     Law, its Sources and the Common Law
     2.     Sources of Law: Statutes and How the Courts Read Them

Part 2: Workplace Safety and Civil Law

     3.     Workplace Safety and the Contract of Employment
     4.     Protection of Workplace Safety under Tort Law - Negligence: Duty of Care
     5.     Protection of Workplace Safety under Tort Law - Negligence: Other matters
     6.     Protection of Workplace Safety under Tort Law - Breach of Statutory Duty

Part 3: Workplace Safety and Criminal Law

     7.     Criminal WHS Law: General Introduction, Primary Duties
     8.     Criminal WHS Law: Other Health and Safety Duties
     9.     Criminal WHS Law: Other Duties and Enforcement
   10.     Workplace Safety Under Regulatory Criminal Law

Part 4: Workplace Safety and General Law

   11.     Workers' Compensation under Statute Criminal WHS Law: Other Health and Safety Duties
   12.     Workplace Health and Safety and Anti-discrimination Law
   13.     Workplace Safety and Litigation

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