Annual Conference on European Labour Law 2010
|Event Date/Time: Mar 25, 2010||End Date/Time: Mar 26, 2010|
Key topics to be addressed include:
- Information and consultation rights of employees: the European Union has recently agreed on a recast version of the European Works Council Directive. This introduces changes such as new definitions of â€˜informationâ€™, â€˜consultationâ€™ and â€˜transnationalâ€™. Furthermore, some recent cases before the European Court of Justice (e.g. C-44/08 Fujitsu Siemens and C-12/08 Mono car Styling SA), as well as the current economic crisis, provide the perfect occasion to review the information and consultation rights of employees in their entirety.
- Reconciliation of professional and family life: the social partners have agreed on a revised Framework Agreement on parental leave, while the proposals to amend Directive 86/613 and Directive 92/85 on maternity leave and pregnancy protection are still under negotiation.
- Posting of workers: especially in view of Commission President Barroso's commitment to propose a new Regulation on posted workers.
- Other recent ECJ case-law: new cases on working time, anti-discrimination, etc.
This list of topics may be subject to modifications in the final programme to reflect the latest developments.