Employment law is recognised as one of the most dynamic areas of law. Employment policy is subject to rapid change and development in an era of global competition.
The Employment Law and Policy Research Group (GELP) aims to provide a focus for discussion and dissemination of legal policy and developments in this global environment, by exploring current topics with leading academics and policy bodies. It has links with a number of research groups in the UK and Europe and also works with trade unions and government bodies.
The group undertakes socio legal research in all aspects of employment and labour law. It also acts as a focal point for research students with an interest in employment law.
GELP hosts annual conferences on topical aspects of employment and labour law. The conferences are held in early May and take place at the Business School at the Kingston Hill Campus of the University. These conferences focus particularly on the changing political and economic environment in which systems of labour law operate, examining the impact of changes in the global economy on labour structures and governance. Papers, especially those with a comparative and international dimension, are invited on all aspects of labour law.
The conferences act as a focal point for a number of international collaborations, including labour law networks in Spain, Netherlands, Australia and Canada.
Professor of Labour Law Michael Wynn has written extensively on aspects of the employment relationship. His particular interests are in the contract of employment and flexible labour markets, the gig economy, temporary agency working and collective bargaining. Recent projects include: