Title: The Nexus between human resource management practices and employment law in the Fiji Islands: a study of the employment relations promulgation

Authors: Suwastika Naidu

Addresses: School of Management and Public Administration, University of the South Pacific, Private Mail Bag, Suva, Fiji

Abstract: Globally, the issue of employment law and human resource management practices is widely discussed in the public domain. Employment law is embodied in the human resource management practices of organisations. It sets the minimum guidelines for the design and implementation of human resource management practices in organisations. Importantly, good organisations usually seek to do more for its workers than the minimum standards established by the employment law. Good human resource management managers also need to have a good knowledge and understanding of the employment law so that the implementation of the employment law does not become a burdensome task. Organisations should see employment law not as additional costs rather they should see it as a mechanism of maintaining good corporate social responsibility. Against this backdrop, this paper will outline the implications of the employment relations promulgation on the Fiji Islands.

Keywords: human resource management; HRM; employment law; Fiji Islands; Employment Relations Promulgation (2007); small business; entrepreneurship; medium-sized enterprises; corporate social responsibility; CSR.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2012.047114

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2012 Vol.16 No.2, pp.164 - 175

Published online: 29 May 2012 *

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