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dc.contributor.authorCameron, Craig
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:02:22Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:02:22Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2013-11-19T04:04:49Z
dc.identifier.issn11752882
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/54333
dc.description.abstractThe Fair Work Act (2009) in Australia deregulates "work" in work-integrated learning (WIL) by distinguishing "vocational placement" from "employee". Following concerns about the legal position of WIL and work experience, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) published a fact sheet and commenced a joint research project into unpaid work practices. Nevertheless, the student remains vulnerable to exploitation. This article examines, through the lenses of flexibility and worker protection, the labor regulation of WIL and work experience in Australia and the United States. In particular, the author argues that deregulation in Australia and the legal uncertainty surrounding work experience is inconsistent with the protective function of labor law. Drawing on this examination as well as Australian migration law, the author recommends that the Fair Work Act (2009) be amended to strengthen the criteria for "vocational placement" and to provide a definition of "work experience" in the interests of a balanced regulatory framework. (Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2013, 14(3), 135-146) Keywords: Work-integrated learning, Work experience, Labor regulation, Fair Work Act, Fair Labor Standards Act
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent433887 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherNew Zealand Association for Cooperative Education
dc.publisher.placeNew Zealand
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.apjce.org/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom135
dc.relation.ispartofpageto146
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education
dc.relation.ispartofvolume14
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLabour Law
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation Systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180118
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1301
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.titleThe vulnerable worker? A labor law challenge for WIL and work experience
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
gro.rights.copyright© 2013 New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorCameron, Craig J.


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