Labour Law in 2019 – continuity, change and emerging challenges

Labour Law in 2019 – continuity, change and emerging challenges

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15-16 Nov 2019 15 Nov 2019 16 Nov 2019

The Fifth Biennial Conference of the New Zealand Labour Law Society will be hosted by the Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law (in conjunction with the School of Accounting and Commercial Law) on 15 and 16 November 2019 at Rutherford House, 33 Bunny Street, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand.

The conference theme of continuity, change and emerging challenges is intended to encompass issues such as engaging with the United Nations Development Agenda and the role of the International Labour Organization; re-shaping the protective function of labour law; challenges for the corporate sector including its response to pay equity, sexual harassment and work family regulation; and access to justice.

The New Zealand Labour Law Society is delighted to host two outstanding keynote international speakers at the conference:

Professor Tonia Novitz is Professor of Labour Law at the University of Bristol. Her research focuses predominantly on labour law, international and EU trade and the protection of human rights. Tonia first studied law in New Zealand at the University of Canterbury and completed her D Phil at Oxford. Tonia has written extensively on labour law issues including International and European Protection of the Right to Strike (OUP, 2003), Human Rights at Work (with Colin Fenwick, Hart Publishing, 2010), The Role of Labour Standards in Development (with David Mangan, OUP, 2011) and Voices at Work (with Alan Bogg, OUP, 2014).

Dr Joanna Howe is an Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide. She completed her D Phil at Oxford and has worked as a consultant for the International Labour Organization. Joanna is an expert on the legal regulation of temporary labour migration. Her edited collection Temporary Labour Migration in the Global Era is the seminal international work on the regulation of transnational migration flows between countries on a temporary basis. Joanna has been the lead researcher on a number of projects involving migrant labour and insecure employment in Australia with her most recent report being Towards a Durable Future: Tackling Labour Challenges in the Australian Horticulture Industry (2019).

This conference is CPD compatible.


NZLLS Financial Member          $160
ALLA Member (early bird)          $160
Non-Member (early bird)            $175
Student                                       $50

The following prices will apply after the early bird cut off on 30 September:
ALLA Member (early bird)          $180
Non-Member (early bird)            $190

Note:  All prices have zero GST.

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