Assessment item 2
Report on the 7 Eleven case
Due date: 08-Sep-2017
Return date: 03-Oct-2017
Length: 2500 words -1+ 10%
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This assessment task extends the work that you have been doing in Assessment 1. In 2014, the Fair Work Ombudsman launched an inquiry into the employment practices of 7 Eleven organisation in Australia, with specific reference to its compliance with industrial relations laws relating to pay and conditions.
Central to the inquiry were allegations of illegal conduct relating to the treatment of visa holders employed by franchisees. Information about the report and the background to the inquiry can be found at this link: https://www.fairwork.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media-releases/2016-media-releases/april-2016/20160409-7-eleven-presser
Following the release of the report, there has been public debate surrounding the employment of visa holders in Australia, notably student visa holders and s457 visa holders (skilled workers).
Your task in this assessment is to address the following questions.
1. Provide a summary of the 7 Eleven inquiry. Why was it done and what were the major findings?
2. Critically analyse any gaps in the Australian ER system that this inquiry raises in regard to the role of the state and the role of unions. (You will need to do some background reading on these two aspects in order to provide an evidence-based argument.)
3. Discuss the implications of the inquiry for the regulation of ER in Australia — not just 7 Eleven. (You will need to blend professional, newspaper and academic sources.)
Given the recency of this inquiry, there is quite a lot of material available.
Successful completion of this assessment task will help you to demonstrate
achievement of the following learning outcomes in HRM523.
- apply specialised knowledge to solve complex problems relating to the Australian
industrial relations system
- synthesise and apply theoretical frameworks and scholarly research to critically
analyse issues relating to the practice of industrial relations in Australia
- employ academic writing and information literacy skills.
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Use the following format for this report.
- Title page, showing the subject and assessment details, your name and student
number, and the word count (this will be checked)
- Table of contents page (not included in the word count)
- Appropriate headings and sub headings, with numbered paragraphs and sub-
- Reference list of sources that have been cited in the report. There is no minimum
number of references. (Fifteen appropriate references is a guide only.)
An executive summary is not required.
The title page, table of contents and reference list page/s are not included in the word count. Everything else is included. Words contained in tables and images are included. Do not use appendices, footnotes or endnotes.
Use 1.5 line spacing and 12 point font.
Marks will be deducted for incorrect referencing and for failure to follow the instructions.