Title: A comparative review of workplace relations law in Australia, UK and Malaysia

Authors: Weng Marc Lim

Addresses: Monash University, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, 46150 Bandar Sunway, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract: This paper provides a comparative review of workplace relations law in Australia, UK and Malaysia. The review starts by looking at the history and institution of employment law, followed by the employees' status, the role of implied terms within the contract of employment, and an evaluation of the development of the common law in the contract of employment. From the review, it was concluded that the common law's impact in implying implied terms into the contract of employment has become a useful vehicle of rights and duties between employers, employees and third parties. Nonetheless, the development in some countries are still less desirable and should strive to follow the example of countries where the developments of these duties are rather desirable.

Keywords: workplace relations; employment law; Australia; UK; United Kingdom; Malaysia; comparative law; employee status; implied terms; contract of employment; employees; common law; rights; duties; employers; third parties; public law; public policy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLAP.2013.051015

International Journal of Public Law and Policy, 2013 Vol.3 No.1, pp.104 - 112

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 10 Dec 2012 *

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