International Labor & Employment Law Committee Newsletter

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International Labor & Employment Law Committee Newsletter

Issue: February 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



Voluntary National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Released


Supreme People's Court Opinion on Employment Disputes Addressing Non-Competes, Business Transfer Issues, Protection of Foreign Nationals under PRC Employment Laws, and Notification of the Enterprise Union Effective February 1, 2013


Employee Can Claim Damages for Constructive Dismissal for Employer's Misconduct Outside of the Workplace, French Supreme Court Rules

Use of CCTV to Continuously Monitor Security Employees at Work Was Not Proportionate to the Intended Purpose, French Data Protection Agency Decides

A Mutual Termination Agreement Cannot Be Validly Signed in a Context of Moral Harassment, French Supreme Court Rules

Restructuring Plans Must Comply with the Principle of Equal Treatment but May Differentiate by Groups, French Supreme Court Rules


Notification on Linking Social Security Membership to Unique Identification Number Put in Abeyance

ESOP Regulations Amended to Prohibit Companies from Acquiring Their Own Securities from the Secondary Market

Companies Bill 2012 Awaiting Approval Contains Employment-Related Provisions

India Signs Social Security Agreement with Austria


New Personal Data Protection Act Effective October 1, 2012


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March 18-19

The Transnational Dimension of Labor Relations: A New Order in the Making? Eleventh Annual International Conference in Commemoration of March Biaggi

Modena, Italy

Information for submitting papers and for registration will soon be available in English.

March 20
1st Annual International Nuts & Bolts Seminar

International Law Section of the State Bar of Texas in association with Texas Young Lawyers Association
Houston, TX

March 21
25th Annual International Law Institute
Risks, Rewards and Opportunities: Navigating Key Legal Topics in a Turbulent World

International Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
Houston, TX

April 9-12

Work and Employment in the Asian Century, 8th Asian Regional Congress of the International Labor and Employment Relations Association

Melbourne, Australia

Early bird registration rate available until December 14, 2012

Registration site.

April 21-29

International and Comparative Law of Work

Post-graduate seminar jointly sponsored by the International Society for Labor and Social Security law and the Fundación Universitas, designed for lawyers and other professionals in the field of labor and employment who are Spanish speakers. Accommodations and meals at the Hotel Lagunamar.

Universidad de Margarita

Isla de Margarita, Venezuela

Contact via email.

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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