Short Title:Law of Employment & Bus Format
Full Title:Law of Employment & Bus Format
Module Code:LAWS H2008
NFQ Level:6
ECTS Credits:5
Description:The aims of this module are to provide a knowledge and understanding of employment, company and partnership law for an accountant in business. This knowledge and understanding will enable the student to liaise effectively with legal advisers, limit the legal exposure of the business, deal effectively with employees and conduct business through and with partnerships and companies.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the implications of the relevant legal principles for the business.
  2. Use the knowledge of employment law when dealing with employees.
  3. Apply the relevant legal principles to business transactions.
  4. Apply the knowledge of company law and partnership law in the business.

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change)
  • Introduction to Employment Law (60%)
    Contracts of service and contracts for services. Terms of employment contracts. Part-time and fixed-term worker protection. Equality. Annual, maternity, carers’, parental and adoptive leave. Health and Safety. Termination: wrongful dismissal, unfair dismissal, redundancy, minimum notice.
  • Company Law (30%)
    Limited and unlimited, public and private companies. Promoter’s duties. Corporate personality and piercing the veil of incorporation. Memorandum and Articles of Association and alteration. Contractual capacity. Registration procedure. Registered office. Statutory registers. Legal requirements regarding accounts. Contents of director’s and auditor’s report. Auditor’s role and liability. Director of Corporate Enforcement.
  • Introduction to Partnership Law (10%)
    Definition, formation and types of partnerships. Partnership agreement. Retirement of partners. Dissolution of partnerships. Relations of partnerships and third parties. Relationship between partners.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30%
End of Semester Formal Examination70%
 Outcome addressed% of totalAssessment Date
Formal End-of-Semester Examination1,2,3,470%Semester End
Coursework Breakdown
TypeDescriptionOutcome addressed% of totalAssessment Date
Continuous AssessmentThe continuous assessment will take the form of an individual or group assessment. This can be an in-class time constrained individual assessment or an individual or group project.1,2,3,430n/a

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

This course has no full time workload.
Required Book Resources
  • Keenan, A 2004, Essentials of Irish Business Law, 4th Ed., (Gill and MacMillan, 2004)
Recommended Book Resources
  • Forde, M. 2001, Employment Law, 2nd Ed., (Round Hall, 2001)
  • Keane R 2007, Company Law in the Republic of Ireland, 4th Ed., (Tottel Publishing, 2007)
  • Twomey, M 2000, Partnership Law, Butterworths
Other Resources
  • Videos, Case Studies, Internet.: n/a