Tuesday 5 December 2023

Closing remarks and thanks to the organisers of the 2023 NZLLS conference

Thank you to the organisers for allowing me (Amanda Reilly) some time to speak as co- chairperson of the Society on behalf of myself and Professor Annick Masselot who is also co-chairperson.

I will be brief! I am just going to say a few words about the Society and I also want to thank and acknowledge a number of people:

The Society was founded in 2009 by attendees at the International Society of Labour and Social Security Law which was in Sydney. I was at that meeting, as was Professor Margaret Wilson and Professor Gordon Anderson both well known to you all for their significant contributions to the general field of labour law as well as to the Society- in particular, Gordon who served as President for a number of years as well as organising several conferences. 

Another person at that founding meeting who I want to particularly shine a spotlight on was Pam Nuttall, then a senior lecturer based at AUT. I'd like to give a special shout out, thanks and acknowledgment to Pam, not just as a kind and wise mentor to me personally as well as to countless of her students and others, but also for her significant contributions to the Society as Secretary. She was the one that did much of the necessary but frequently invisible work that got the Society off the ground and kept it going for many years. I think it is fair to say there would not have been a Society if it had not been for Pam.

The New Zealand Labour Law Society Conference occupies a unique place in New Zealand's landscape. It is not a purely academic conference and it is not a purely practitioner conference- instead it exists as a platform to disseminate research and to provide a space for dialogue in the broad field of labour law. In my view, it is important that we keep having this dialogue as it is through dialogue that we learn and grow as individuals and as a community.  And here I would like to thank and acknowledge everyone who came along and participated and presented at this conference most particularly the students. You are the next generation and we will be looking to you to keep the dialogue going.

I also (sporting rivalries notwithstanding) want to thank our Australian counterparts from the Australian Labour Law Association (ALLA) - there are very few academics who focus on labour law in New Zealand and the support of our Australian colleagues for our projects and in coming to the conferences is valued and appreciated. And I should mention that Anthony (Forsyth, President of ALLA) has asked me to encourage everyone to come along to the next ALLA conference this time next year which will be in Geelong.

I also want to acknowledge and thank everyone who has served on the Society committee (past and present) and especially would like to mention and thank for their contributions those who are here today. i.e Yvonne Oldfield, John Goddard and Graeme Colgan.

Lastly I want to thank our organisers Simon Schofield, Alan Toy and Nadia Dabee. It is no secret that New Zealand Universities are going through challenging times at the moment and it is fair to say there would not have been a conference if it hadn't been for these three - they have brought new blood and energy and they've put their own mark on the efforts of the Society, while staying true to its purpose, that of providing a platform for dialogue in our field- and they have done so magnificently- please join me in thanking them...!




Thursday 19 October 2023

Draft program for the 2023 conference is available

The date of the next conference (16-17 November) is fast approaching and the draft program is available now!

Tuesday 15 August 2023

Deadline for abstracts for NZLLS Conference extended to 15 September!

 The deadline for abstracts to present at the upcoming New Zealand Labour Law Society Conference (16-17 November) which is to held at Auckland University Business School has been extended until 15 September. Acceptance will be advised by 2 October.

Registration, the call for papers and other details can be found here.

Monday 27 March 2023

Next Biennial Conference will be held at Auckland University Business School 16-17 November 2023

We are very pleased to announce that the New Zealand Labour Law Society is resuming its Biennial Conferences. The next one will be held at Auckland University Business School 16-17 November 2023

The Auckland Conference organising team are:

Dr Nadia Dabee, Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law, University of Auckland Business School

Dr Alan Toy, Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law and Assistant Dean Postgraduate Research, University of Auckland Business School

Simon Schofield, Professional Teaching Fellow, University of Auckland Law School

 Registration, the call for papers and further details are available here.

We look forward to seeing  you there!

Saturday 17 July 2021

Donation to the New Zealand Legal Information Institute

 The New Zealand Labour Law Society were very happy to make a donation to the New Zealand Legal Information Institute to support the digitalisation of historical material relating to the Awards system. This project will preserve an important part of New Zealand's Industrial Relations history and provide a valuable free primary resource for researchers in the future.

Tuesday 6 October 2020

The recording of 2 October New Zealand Labour Law Society on-line seminar is now available

On Friday 2 October 2020 the Society offered a Zoom seminar around the theme of  “Employment Law in an uncertain environment: Utopia or Dystopia?”

This was recorded and can be viewed here

 

Convener: Graeme Colgan, Barrister and former Chief Judge of the Employment Court of New Zealand

Speakers and Topics:

Professor Gordon Anderson, Law Faculty, Victoria University of Wellington "Structural Integrity- Employment Law and the Pandemic" 

John Goddard, Barrister, Lambton Chambers "Access to justice" 

Dr Andrew Dallas, Chief, Employment Relations Authority "The Authority and CoVID-19" 

Nicola Green, Massey University’s School of Management "Working from home in times of disruption and in the future: implications for workers and organisations" 

Dr Amanda Reilly and Kathleen Makale, School of Accounting and Commercial Law Victoria University of Wellington "Who pays? Employees, tax and the costs of working from home." 

 Professor Annick Masselot, School of Law, University of Canterbury "Who works and who gets paid?"

Anna Sturman and Dr Matt Scobie, University of Canterbury University Business School "Economies of Mana and horizons of change" 

Dr Dawn Duncan, Faculty of Law, University of Otago "Worker health" 

 Dr Sanna Malinen, University of Canterbury University Business School and Prof Katharina Naswall, Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury "Covid and Wellbeing" 

Peter Upson, Public Trust "Artificial Intelligence and Workplace Surveillance"

 


Tuesday 15 September 2020

New Zealand Labour Law Society virtual seminar- Friday 2 October 3pm to 4.30pm (New Zealand time)

The New Zealand Labour Law Society is pleased to invite anyone with an interest in labour and employment law to attend an online seminar around the theme of

“Employment Law in an uncertain environment: Utopia or Dystopia?”

The seminar will be held on zoom on Friday 2 October 3pm to 4.30pm (New Zealand time) and followed by virtual drinks

Graeme Colgan, Barrister and former Chief Judge of the Employment Court will serve as convener for the seminar.

Programme  

Speakers

Title of the presentation

Professor Gordon Anderson, Law Faculty, Victoria University of Wellington

Structural Integrity- Employment Law and the Pandemic

John Goddard, Barrister, Lambton Chambers 

Access to justice

Dr Andrew Dallas, Chief, Employment Relations Authority

The Authority and CoVID-19 

Nicola Green, Massey University’s School of Management

Working from home in times of disruption and in the future: implications for workers and organisations

Dr Amanda Reilly and Kathleen Makale, School of Accounting and Commercial Law Victoria University of Wellington

 Who pays? Employees, tax and the costs of working from home.

Prof Annick Masselot, School of Law, University of Canterbury

Who works and who gets paid?

Anna Sturman and Dr Matt Scobie, University of Canterbury University Business School

Economies of Mana and horizons of change

Dr Dawn Duncan, Faculty of Law, University of Otago

Worker health

Dr Sanna Malinen, University of Canterbury University Business School and Prof Katharina Naswall, Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury

Covid and Wellbeing

Peter Upson, Public Trust

Artificial Intelligence and Workplace Surveillance

 

The seminar is free to attend but it is necessary to register in advance via this link

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The seminar will be recorded and made available later.