International Labor & Employment Law Committee Newsletter

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International Labor & Employment Law Committee Newsletter

Issue: April 2013

Editor: Tim Darby

Africa and Middle East Editor: Karen Seigel | Asia and Oceania Editor: Ute Krudewagen | Canada Editor: Gilles Touchette | European Editor: Paul Callaghan | Latin America Editor: Juan Carlos Varela | Law Student Editor: Irene Lehne, Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University



Bill on Workplace Bullying Introduced to Australian Parliament


Agreement on Reforming Labor Laws Reached by Management and Unions


Suppression of Material Facts in Employment Application Can Result in Rejection of the Application by a Prospective Employer

For Public Sector Employees, Effect of Criminal Trials on Departmental Inquiries Continues to Depend on Fact-Based Inquiry

'Hire and Fire' Policies Are Illegal, Supreme Court Rules

Clarification on Definition of 'Employee' Under Employees' Provident Fund & Miscellaneous Provisions Act Provided by Delhi High Court


Developments in Collective Redundancies


Amended Regulations on Unemployment Insurance Effective January 15, 2013

New Labor Code Continues Protections for Business Secrets and Confidential Information


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The benefits of membership include committee participation, publications, CLE, government contacts, networking and more.

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May 5-9

International Labor & Employment Law Committee Midyear Meeting

Rome, Italy

May 24-25

Workplace Law in the Asia Pacific: The Issues and Challenges in 2013

8th LAWASIA Employment Law Conference 2013

Siem Reap, Cambodia

May 31-June 1

How Global Migration Changes the Workforce Diversity Equation

UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment in partnership with ADAPT (consortium of groups interested in new approaches to comparative and international labor studies based at the Centre for International and Comparative Studies at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia).

Los Angeles, California

Abstracts for proposed papers should be submitted by January 15, 2013 to their Moodle Web site.

Inquiries on program email.

June 20-22

Imagining New Employment Relations and New Solidarities

10th European Conference of the International Labor and Employment Relations Association (ILERA)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands


ISLSSL Western Hemisphere Congress

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Sep. 3-5

Conference on the state of work and interpretations of work, employment, society and the state

British Sociological Association and the Work, Employment and Society Editorial Board

A postgraduate workshop will precede the conference on September 2. The conference has an international focus and although it is sociologically oriented, contributions from related fields are welcome.

University of Warwick, Warwick, England

Further information: email.

Transatlantic Employment Law Conference Planned for London, October 7, 2013

The Committee has again been invited by the English Lawyers Association (ELA) to participate in a Transatlantic Employment Law Conference. The program will be held in late September or early October 2013, pending approval of the ABA Board of Governors.

This program follows two very successful comparative law conferences that the Committee and ELA conducted in 2009 and 2011. The focus again will be on a range of employment law issues of interest to private practitioners representing employees and employers as well as in-house counsel of multinational corporations. The conference will consist of a series of panels with U.S and U.K. lawyers addressing key employment issues.

Anyone interested in attending or participating in the conference should contact the U.S. co-chairs, Gary Siniscalco or Wayne Outten, for further details.


European Regional Congress, International Society for Labor and Social Security Law

Dublin, Ireland


World Congress, International Society for Labor and Social Security Law

Capetown, South Africa

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