(This was a very successful event held on July 1/2 at which Minister Richard Bruton made proposals for radical changes in the employment law institutions. See my Blog on the Bruton proposals. I’ll post some more on other papers at the conference in due course. )
UCD School of Law
(with the support of the UCD Commercial Law Centre and the Employment Law Association of Ireland)
presents a conference on
THE RESOLUTION OF INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS DISPUTES
University College Dublin
Friday 1st July & Saturday 2nd July, 2011
The Resolution of Individual Employment Rights Disputes
The incremental evolution of employment rights legislation has created a complicated system involving a range of bodies whose jurisdiction depends on the nature of the employment right in question. There now appears to be general acceptance of the need to simplify and streamline the complaint, appeal and enforcement procedures across the various bodies but there is less agreement on how this might be achieved.
This High Level Conference will involve contributions from distinguished experts who will provide critical evaluations on the way in which individual employment rights disputes are resolved in England, Northern Ireland, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Canada as well as contributions from a range of speakers who will provide unique insights into the operation of the existing procedures in this jurisdiction.
Friday, 1st July 2011
Venue: John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies, University College, Belfield, Dublin 4
Professor John Jackson, Dean of the School of Law, University College Dublin
6.10pm Formal Opening of Conference
Richard Bruton T.D
7.45pm Conference Opening Address
HH Judge Jeremy McMullen QC
Saturday, 2nd July 2011
Venue: Quinn School of Business, University College, Belfield, Dublin 4
Carol Fawsitt, Hayes Solicitors, Chair of the Employment Law Association of Ireland
9.20am Session 1: The Reform Agenda
Chair: Pat Brady
Speakers: Brian Barry, Tom Evans, Anthony Kerr
11.20am Session 2: A Comparative Perspective
Chair: Bill Roche
Speakers: Bernard Adell, Maurizio Del Conte, Yvonne Erkens, Francis Kessler
2.00pm Session 3: Round Table Discussion
Chair: Colin Scott
Speakers: Kevin Duffy, John Horgan, Janet Hughes, Eugene McGlone, Kieran Mulvey, Alan Price, Peter Ward
4.00pm Close of Conference & Distribution of CPD Certificates
Bernard Adell is Professor Emeritus at Queen’s University, Ontario and editor-in-chief of the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal.
Brian Barry is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in the area of Irish employment dispute resolution reform, and an executive committee member of the Employment Law Association of Ireland.
Pat Brady is an Employment Law and HR Consultant, Arbitrator and accredited Mediator and Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Richard Bruton, T.D., is the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation.
Maurizio Del Conte is Professor of Labour Law at Bocconi University, Milan and an editorial board member of Diritto delle Relazioni Industriali.
Kevin Duffy is Chairman of the Labour Court.
Yvonne Erkens is an Associate Professor of Labour Law at Leiden University and a part-time Labour Court judge in Maastricht.
Tom Evans is Assistant Director at the Northern Ireland Department for Employment and Learning where he is responsible for employment rights, policy and legislation.
John Horgan is a former Chairman of the Labour Court who is now an independent Human Resources consultant.
Janet Hughes is a former Rights Commissioner.
Anthony Kerr is a Statutory Lecturer in the School of Law, University College Dublin and Vice Chair of the Employment Law Association of Ireland.
Francis Kessler is an Assistant Professor in the Sorbonne Law School at the University of Paris I and Senior Counsel at Gide Loyrette Noviel AARPI.
Eugene McGlone is an official with UNITE – The Union.
Jeremy McMullen QC is a senior circuit judge, one of two permanent judges of the Employment Appeal Tribunal sitting in London and Edinburgh, who, before being called to the Bar, worked for the GMB trade union as an elected regional officer.
Kieran Mulvey is Chief Executive of the Labour Relations Commission.
Alan Price is a Director of Peninsula Business Services (Ireland) Ltd and a lay member of the Employment Tribunals in Britain.
Bill Roche is Professor of Industrial Relations & Human Resources in the School of Business, University College Dublin.
Colin Scott is Professor of EU Regulation and Governance in the School of Law, University College Dublin, where he is Associate Dean.
Peter Ward is a Senior Counsel and an executive committee member of the Employment Law Association of Ireland.
Programme Fee: €350/ €250 for ELAI Members.
Saturday sessions only: €285/€200 for ELAI Members.
Programme Fee includes attendance at conference, a comprehensive conference folder (containing papers relating to the conference sessions), coffee/tea on arrival at and during conference, lunch and dinner.
Certification for CPD purposes will be available on Saturday if required.
To book your place please complete the booking form attached and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information call Sinead Hennessy at 716 8763.