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Third Biennial Labour Law Conference of the New Zealand Labour Law Society

Date: 27 November 2015

Time: 8.30 am


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Third Biennial Labour Law Conference of the New Zealand Labour Law Society
In conjunction with Victoria University of Wellington Law School
Conference Announcement and Invitation to Submit Papers

The New Zealand Labour Law Society’s third biennial conference will be held on Friday 27th November 2015 at the Law School, Victoria University of Wellington, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington.

Invitation to submit a paper: The organisers invite papers and proposals for papers from academics, practitioners or judges (including student papers) on any area of labour law. We particularly encourage papers that explore or develop an area of labour law in a thematic, analytical or academic way (rather than papers that might be more appropriate for a practice oriented event) but this should not be seen as discouraging papers that take this approach in a practice oriented context.

The theme of the conference will be Challenges of Regulating Future Labour Markets and papers on that theme are particularly welcome; this might include topics as diverse as regulating zero-hours contracting, challenges in the low-paid sector, limiting employer intrusions into private life, particularly problems with social media and employer surveillance.

Submissions should include the name, title and affiliation of the author(s), a short biography and an abstract of no more than 250 words. Proposals should be submitted by 1 August and full papers by 1 November. Papers will be quality assured/referred by the organisers and notifications should be expected within 6 weeks of submission. Proposals should be sent to labourlawconference@vuw.ac.nz. Accepted proposals will receive full information on the final format although it is not expected that final papers would be longer than 6-8000 words

Full papers, following a refereeing process, may be selected for publication in a special Labour Law issue of the New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations. Papers from 2013 were published in 2013 39 NZJER (issues 2 and 3) accessible from http://www.nzjournal.org/index.htm

To register for the conference please click here (pdf).

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