Activities

Historically (since 2011) the the New Zealand Law Society has organised Biennial Conferences. However, due to the uncertainties and risks associated with the COVID19 Pandemic, the Committee has decided (for the time being) to pursue its goals of supporting research and discussion in the broad field of Labour Law through other means.

Donation to the New Zealand Legal Information Institute (July 2021)

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.

Zoom Seminar (2 October 2020)

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

Fifth Biennial conference (15-16 November 2019, Victoria University of Wellington)

Keynote speakers:
Professor Tonia Novitz, University of Bristol, England
Associate Professor Joanna Howe, University of Adelaide

Conference Programme

Special Issue of the New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations
Editorial Note 

Vol 44 No 2 2020

Fourth Biennial conference (24-25 November 2017, Canterbury University)

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Judy Fudge, Kent University, England
Dr Alysia Blackham, University of Melbourne
Professor John Howe, University of Melbourne

Chief Judge Christina Inglis  Dinner Speech

Special Issues of the New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations:
Vol 43 No 2 2018
Vol 43 No 3 2018


Third Biennial conference (27 November 2015, Victoria University of Wellington)

Keynote Speakers:
Dr Virginia Mantouvalou, University College, London.
Professor Paul Secunda, Marquette Law School, Wisconsin
Professor Anthony Forsyth, RMIT University, Melbourne

Conference Programme

Special Issues of the New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations
Vol 41 No 3 2016
Vol 41 No 2 2016

Second Biennial Conference (22 November 2013, Auckland University of Technology)

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Keith Ewing, King's College, London
Professor Margaret Wilson, University of Waikato
Professor Andrew Stewart, University of Adelaide Law School

Chief Judge Graeme Colgan Dinner Speech

Conference Programme

Special Issues of the New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations:
Vol 39 No 2 2014
Vol 39 No 3 2014


First Biennial Conference (2 December 2011, Victoria University of Wellington)

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Andrew Stewart, Adelaide University
Professor Richard Johnson, Griffiths University

Conference Programme

Special Issue of the New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations:
Vol 37 No 1 2012