Information on Labour Law events external to ALLA.
Please note: For events of the International Society of Social Security & Labour Law (ISL& SSL), see the ISL&SSL page.
Labour Law Research Network 6 Poland, 25–27 June 2023
The sixth Labour Law Research Network conference will be held in Warsaw, Poland from 25-27 June 2023.
The ambition of the LLRN6 in-person conference is to create space for labour law scholars from across the world to meet in person in a new terrain, hitherto unexplored (except in a virtual realm). In doing so, we shall continue endeavours to explore new institutional and methodological frontiers of labour/employment law, broadly conceived, as well as interdisciplinary synergies.
Further information and registration can be found on the LLRN6 Conference website
8th Regulating for Decent Work Conference, 10–12 July 2023
Abstracts are now invited for the 8th RDW Conference to be held in the International Labour Office, Geneva, from 10–12 July 2023.
The conference, ‘Ensuring decent work in times of uncertainty’ will examine four thematic areas: (i) pro-employment macroeconomic policies in times of crisis and transition; (ii) trade and global value chains in times of crisis: implications for decent work; (iii) the role of institutions in ensuring decent work and universal social protection; and (iv) regulatory innovation in an era of crises.
Registration will open Monday, 10 April 2023. Further information can be found on the RDW8 Conference website.
‘Australian Industrial Relations – What’s Next?’ ALERA 23, 27–28 October 2023
The Australian Labour & Employment Relations Association (ALERA) is thrilled to invite you to join us at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart, Tasmania, to explore this years’ conference topic: Australian Industrial Relations – What’s Next?
Join the conference mailing list to be notified of website launch and for further information.
New Zealand Labour Law Society Conference, 16–17 November 2023
The New Zealand Labour Law Society Conference 2023 will be held at the University of Auckland Business School on 16 and 17 November 2023. The theme of this year’s conference is “The Changing Landscape of Employment Law in Aotearoa New Zealand”.
The organisers are looking forward to a providing a platform for thought leadership and the sharing of ideas by employment law practitioners, academics (including from law, management, human resources, and criminal justice fields) and students. Given the number of recent legislative changes to employment law since the conference was last held, along with applicable case law and planned legislative changes, this conference will develop the very latest thinking and analysis of complex employment law issues.
Papers on Australian developments would be welcome.
Further details including registration and a link for abstract submissions can be found at the conference webpage.
'Towards a Workless Society?' - ADAPT International Conference, 30 November - 2 December 2023
The ADAPT International Conference 2023 will be held in Bergamo, Italy from 30 November to 2 December 2023. The theme of this year’s conference is “Towards a Workless Society? An interdisciplinary reflection on the changing concept of work and its rules in contemporary economies'.
'Labour and Value’ AIRAANZ 2023 Conference 2023, 8–10 February 2023
The AIRAANZ 2023 Conference will be hosted by the College of Business, Law and Governance, James Cook University at Magnetic Island, North Queensland, Australia from Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 February 2023. The conference will be held in-person.
Keynote addresses will be given by:
- Professor Patrice Jalette, Université de Montréal
- Gail Barry, Traditional Owner of the Great Barrier Reef as a Kuku Nyngunkal Elder of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Nation. Chairperson of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Legal Services NQ, Townsville, and former Member of the Queensland Stolen Wages Reparations Taskforce.
13th ILERA European Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 8-10 September 2022
Industrial Relations and the Green Transition: Towards inclusive and sustainable growth
The XIII European Regional Congress of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) will take place in Barcelona on 8-10 September 2022 and will explore the contribution of industrial relations to the Green Transition towards a low carbon economy.
The Covid-19 crisis has made even more necessary the implementation of radical transformations in the economies to make them socially and environmentally sustainable. As part of the response to climate change, but also to the pandemic, many countries are currently debating the implementation of so-called New Green Deals.
The congress will provide an opportunity to discuss the role of social dialogue and collective bargaining in fostering green transitions at micro, meso and macro level.
Submission for individual papers and special sessions close 6 February 2022. Further details can be found here.
AIRAANZ Conference, Online, 9-11 February 2022
The theme of the conference is: ‘Work Not As Usual'. This theme allows us to explore key issues for employment relations research including, but not limited to, the following:
- The work-related impacts and implications of COVID-19
- The challenges presented by low-paid and insecure forms of work and widening inequalities
- Existing and emerging challenges relating to gender, work and family
- The impacts of digitisation and technological change on work
- The responses by employment relations actors and institutions (governments, employers, workers and their representatives) to rapid changes at work and in labour markets
- The implications of changes in work for employment relations theory
The conference will involve a workshop for higher degree research students on Wednesday 9 February, with most other activities taking place on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 February. A draft program can be accessed here.
ALERA Annual Conference, Online, 15-16 October 2021
The theme of this year’s conference is The Future of Employment Relations & Work: Productivity, Sustainability, AI, Digitization & the Gig Economy after COVID-19.
Further information and registration available here.
Australasian Association of Workplace Investigators, Hybrid Conference, Friday 10 September 2021
The Australasian Association of Workplace Investigators (AAWI) are holding their annual conference on 10 September 2021. The conference HQ will be in Auckland, New Zealand, with local hubs in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane, as well as online. To read more and register please follow this link.
The AAWI is a chapter of the US-based Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI), focusing on connecting workplace investigators in our industry and improving the standards of workplace investigations. The AAWI website may be accessed through the AWI portal.
Labour Law Research Network 5, Online, 27-29 June 2021
Given the ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic the fifth LLRN conference will be held online on June 27-29, 2021. Registration is available here.
Planning has commenced for the sixth LLRN conference to held in Warsaw in 2023 hosted by the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, and co-organised by University of Lodz.
19th ILERA World Congress, Online, 21-24 June 2021
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and in order to ensure a safe and inclusive congress with participation from around the world, the organisers in collaboration with the ILERA Executive Committee, have decided that the World Congress will go online.
We set out to offer an engaging and inspiring congress design, where robust digital solutions will provide for high quality transmission of panels, sessions and presentations, and where participants will be able to communicate and collaborate in various ways in a broad and global setting.
The World Congress will provide excellent opportunities for discussion of new research results and policies, exchange of best practices, and social networking. We are striving to keep the congress fees to a minimum.
Further details and registration for the 19th ILERA World Congress can be found here.
ALERA ACT Annual Conference, 20 March 2020
The theme of this year’s conference is Fair Workplaces; Culture & Values. This all day conference will feature industry leading experts exploring topics like recruitment practices, compliance culture and supporting employees experiencing family and domestic violence. Further information and registration available here.
AIRAANZ Conference, Rydges, Queenstown, New Zealand 11-14 February 2020
The Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) will hold its annual conference at Rydges, Queenstown, New Zealand . For further details please see the AIRAANZ website.
The theme of the conference is: "Doing things differently? IR practice and research beyond 2020". This theme allows us to explore all manner of employment related topics, and ask ourselves: what will be our focus in practice and research in the uncertain times ahead? The contributions of industrial relations scholarship and practice to understanding and responding to the challenges of change and how we might best study these changes.
New Zealand Labour Law Society Conference, 15-16 November 2019
The New Zealand Labour Law Society’s fifth biennial conference will be held on Friday and Saturday 15-16th November 2019 at Rutherford House, Victoria University of Wellington, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington.
The conference themes are:
Engaging with the UN Sustainability AgendaIn particular Goals 5 (Gender Equality) and 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth). This theme was chosen in part because of the role of the ILO (which is celebrating its centenary in 2019) in achieving these goals
Shaping Labour Regulation: Resetting the StandardsThis theme will focus on the protective function of labour law in relation to wage theft, exploitation of migrant labour and similar issues.
A formal call for papers will be made mid-year. Papers on labour law topics generally are welcome as are proposals for panels.
Regulating for Decent Work Conference, 8-10 July 2019
The 6th RDW Conference will be held in the International Labour Office, Geneva, from 8–10 July 2019.
The Conference will be co-hosted by the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Labour Studies / Hugo Sinzheimer Instituut (AIAS-HSI), the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law (CELRL), Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies (CISLS), the University of Durham’s Law School (DLS), the University of Duisburg-Essen’s Institut Arbeit und Qualifikation (IAQ), the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA), the Korea Labour Institute (KLI), and the University of Manchester’s Work and Equalities Institute (WEI).
Researchers from all regions are welcome. In past years, the Conference has attracted researchers from a range of fields that include law, economics, industrial relations, development studies and geography.
Further details are available at the RDW website.
Labour Law Research Network Conference 4 Valparaíso, Chile, 23-25 June 2019
LLRN will hold its 4th Conference in Valparaíso, Chile from June 23-25, 2018. The first three such conferences – Barcelona 2013, Amsterdam 2015 and Toronto 2015 – were remarkably successful in drawing together scholars from around the world, and have established a tradition of the LLRN Conference as the largest and most important focal point for global labour law scholarship.
LLRN are now calling for papers particularly addressing the following themes: The Goals of Labour Law; Labour Law's Means; Labour Law's Impact; Labour Law's Methodology. Further information can be found here.
AIRAANZ Conference, RMIT University, Melbourne 12-14 February 2019
The Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) will hold its annual conference at RMIT University. For further details please see the AIRAANZ website.
The conference theme ‘Global work, Quality work?’ invites us to consider the dilemmas arising from growing disparities in the quality of jobs and from fragmentation of employment, especially in the context of the rapidly changing landscape of global capitalism, labour regulation, labour migration and labour movements.
Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association Conference, 18-20 October 2018
ALERA will hold its 2018 National Conference at the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, 18-20 October 2018. For further information please see the ALERA website.
AIRAANZ 2017 Conference
The Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand is pleased to invite you to attend the 2017 Conference, to be held at the QT Hotel, Acton, Canberra, ACT, from Wednesday 8th February to Friday 10th February 2017.
The focus of the Conference is Reconsidering Gender and Industrial Relations. Key themes include the many facets of gender in the workplace, including gender, work and policy developments, gender and collectivism, pay equity, equal employment opportunity and diversity management, women in male-dominated areas, women working in the caring professions, work and family issues and issues affecting LGBTQI workers.
Labour Law Research Network Conference 3 Toronto
LLRN will hold its 3rd Conference in Toronto, Canada, from June 25-27, 2017. The first two such conferences – Barcelona 2013 and Amsterdam 2015 – were remarkably successful in drawing together scholars from around the world, and have established a tradition of the LLRN Conference as the largest and most important focal point for global labour law scholarship.
LLRN take the cartography of the law to be open, and therefore do not propose strict tracks or categories. They are confident that the conference will attract scholars and exciting scholarship on a wide range of issues and expect to structure the panels and presentations on a wide variety of topics related to the law of work broadly conceived. Nonetheless, LLRN encourages and particularly incites interventions that address the following themes which track their description and ambition for LLRN3: http://llrn3toronto.org/program/
New Zealand Labour Law Society's Fourth Biennale Conference
New Zealand Labour Law Society's Fourth Biennale Conference will be held on 24-25 November 2017 at the School of Law, University of Canterbury, Christchurch. Conference theme: Labour law in transition in a globalised market.
The conference will focus on labour law in transition in a globalised world. The conference theme is intended to encompass new developments and emerging areas in labour law.
The conference aims to attract a wide range of papers including several from overseas jurisdictions and covering a wide variety of topics including but not limited to:
- De-regulation of the workplace and the implications of globalisation
- Implications of the recent amendments to health and safety law
- Workplace stress, bullying and harassment
- Restructuring, redundancy and redeployment
- The implications of emerging technologies and the gig economy
- Equality, human rights and precarious work. Keynote Speaker Judy Fudge, Professor of Employment and Labour Law, Kent Law School, University of Kent, United Kingdom. The conference also intends to actively involve students and junior practitioners in order to expose them to a range of contemporary ideas that will be invaluable to their development as lawyers. A call for papers will be made early 2017.
ILERA World Congress 2015
ILERA will hold its 17th World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, from 7-11 September 2015. The theme of the Congress is, 'The Changnig World of Work: Implications for Labour and Employment Relations and Social Protection'.
The ILERA World Congress brings together global individuals from several areas within the labour and employee relations disciplines. Such attendees include professors, doctoral candidates, researchers, experts, leaders and practitioners. There should be in excess of 500 delegates.
Further information about the Congress is available on the website: http://www.ilera2015.com
ISLSSL World Congress 2015
The International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL) will hold its 21st World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, from 15–18 September 2015.
The 21st World Congress promises to provide a platform for stimulating discussion on labour and social security law in a global environment where prolonged economic and social uncertainty appears to have become the norm.
This raises hard questions: how can labour law and social security continue serving the ends of collective regulation, equality in the workplace and social justice in developed and developing countries under conditions of relative economic austerity? How must the traditional concepts and institutions evolve to take account of what may well be fundamental shifts?
Further information about the World Congress, including details about the Call for Papers and Registration, is available on the website: http://www.labourlawcongress2015.co.za.