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The Group for Employment Law and Policy (GELP) Annual Conference: Outlook for Labour Law

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Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Venue: Room 3036, Kingston Business School, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free

The Group for Employment Law and Policy (GELP) Annual Conference: Outlook for Labour Law

The aim of the conference is to debate the outlook for labour law in the light of recent developments in law and practice.

The issue of labour law reform across EU jurisdictions will provide a platform for discussion of comparative issues in a time of austerity. Job security and precariousness will be highlighted. Other issues relate to commercialisation of the contract of employment, procedural fairness, equality and family friendly policies.

Conference Programme

Reception and Introduction: 9.30 - 10.00am

Session 1: 10.00am - 11.30am

  • 'Labour law reforms: the dilemma between protection of workers' rights and economic needs' with Dr Alice Bussalaro, Ca' Foscari University of Venice
  • 'Responses to gender pay equality impediments: deciphering the Equal Remuneration Cases and substantive equality in Australia' with Amanda Viriri, Kingston Law School
  • 'Labour cost and unfair dismissal: a subtle connection between the UK and Italy, alias the Employee Shareholder and the Jobs Act 2015' with Antonella Sangiorgio, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Coffee: 11.30am - 12.00pm

Session 2: 12.00pm - 1.30pm

  • 'Deepening precariousness' with Dr David Mangan, City Law School
  • 'Employees and Entrepreneurs' with Professor Michael Wynn, Kingston Law School
  • 'Procedural fairness - a new implied term?' with Professor Gwyneth Pitt, Kingston Law School

Lunch: 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Session 3: 2.30pm - 4.00pm

  • 'Family-Friendly Legislation: There in Body if not in Spirit?' with Dr Pierre de Gioia-Carabellese and Robert Colhoun, Heriot-Watt University
  • 'Whither the Tortious Remedy for Harassment?' with Professor Brenda Barrett
  • 'Victimisation under the Equality Act and Contempt of Court' with Michael Connolly, Portsmouth University

There will also be a drinks reception for those who are able to stay from 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Professor Michael Wynn
Email: M.Wynn@kingston.ac.uk

Directions

Directions to Room 3036, Kingston Business School, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB:

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