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Labour Law

Call for Papers

Abstracts may only be submitted via the Easy Chair system. They must be no longer than 300 words and must include your title, name and institutional affiliation and your email address for correspondence.

The deadline for the submissions is Monday 19 January 2015.

Abstracts are invited on any socio-legal theme relating to labour law, read broadly, including international comparisons, trade unions, the world of work, workers’ pay, dispute resolution, and labour relations.
Purely as illustrations the topics covered in the previous years’ Annual Conferences included: occupational health and safety in Australia; mediation in New Zealand; the Posted Workers Directive; equality in the workplace; universities’ treatment of atypical workers; sham employment contracts; Irish migration law; the lack of labour protection in the Gulf; and international labour rights in west Africa.


If the topic is one on sexual equality or sexual orientation discrimination beyond the workplace, please consider the ‘Gender, Sexuality and the Law’ stream coordinated by Chris Ashford.

If you have any questions please contact Michael Jefferson or Sam Middlemis 

Session Programme (Papers and rooms are subject to change)

Tuesday: Session 1: Social Sciences Room 0.09

Session Title:

Papers: Employment Tribunal fees. - Liz Oliver

Shared parental leave - Gemma Mitchell

Tuesday: Session 2: Social Sciences Room 0.09

Session Title:

Papers: EU Labour Law - Michael Doherty

Enforcement of EU migrant workers’ rights - Amy Ludlow & Catherine Barnard

Responsive Law and gender inequality - Amanda Viriri

Wednesday: Session 3: Social Sciences Room 0.03

Session Title:

Papers: Occupational safety - Paul Almond

Workplace injuries among Chinese seafarers - Desai Shan

Child labour in S Asia - Trivikram Nayak & Shashank Sheakar

Wednesday: Session 4: Social Sciences Room 0.03

Session Title:

Papers: Restoring wages councils and sector bargaining and extending wages and condition? - Keith Puttick & Peter Beszter

Adjudication in Malaysia and Nigeria - Rabui Shatsari & Ado Malam Bello