HCM535 Employment Law, Policy, and Ethics covers three critical and inter-related areas: employment law, manpower policy and industrial relations, and ethical issues associated with employment. The course will centre on Singapore’s unique legal climate and tripartite system of industrial relations, familiarising students with key legislation such as the Employment Act, Industrial Relations Act, Retirement and Re-employment Act, and Trade Unions Act, as well as non-binding employment guidelines on numerous employment-related matters, such as the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) guidelines. In the second half of the course, the focus widens to examine employment law and industrial relations practices elsewhere. The course concludes with coverage on human capital ethics, an often-neglected topic, which considers important moral issues, codes of conduct, and the concept of ethical leadership.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July