What! But don’t you teach it?
It is true that there are lots of laws that impact upon the employment relationship; but the relationship is dynamic and subject to a vast array of laws that are forever coming, going and changing. Indeed, it is difficult to conceive of any area of law that does not impact, in some way, upon the employment relationship.
Usually when we commence an employment law unit, we start by looking at the thing we call the “Employment Law Mosaic”. It is simply a list of different areas of law that we think impact upon the employment relationship in some way and with which, as practitioners, we need (try) to be familiar.
How many areas of law listed on the blackboard do you think relate to the employment relationship? Are there any that don’t? Can you think of any others?