Stewart's Guide to Employment Law 2nd edition builds on the 1st edition. It explains the way in which employment relationships are regulated -- how employment laws are made, whom they affect, what duties they impose, and how those duties can be enforced. This new 2nd edition explains the Rudd Government's new Fair Work Act, which took effect on 1 July 2009. Subjects that are featured include the new National Employment Standards, the modern award system, the requirements of good faith bargaining, the role and functions of Fair Work Australia and the new unfair dismissal system. Written by one of Australia's leading authorities, it offers clear, concise and topical analysis of this complex area of law. The book is designed to meet the needs of students, teachers and practitioners in the fields of industrial relations and human resources. Lawyers and labour law students will also find it a valuable introduction to the field.