New Zealand Labour Law Society Conference 2023
The University of Auckland Business School will host the New Zealand Labour Law Society Conference 2023 conference with the theme “The Changing Landscape of Employment Law in Aotearoa New Zealand” on 16 and 17 November 2023 (the first time that the conference has been held since 2019).
About the project
The New Zealand Labour Law Society conference has traditionally been held biennially across the country until COVID-19 hit. This conference brings together academics (including from law, management, human resources, and criminal justice fields), employment law practitioners, and students across New Zealand and overseas. The conference enables the exchange of ideas and the development of the very latest thinking and analysis of complex employment law issues.
Due to the large number of recent developments in labour law legislation and case law, the presentations are expected to be diverse. The conference aims to reach the widest possible audience to raise awareness of the significance of these changes and to provide a forum to discuss the implications of the changes.
$5,000 for work in 2023
About the organising committee
Dr Alan Toy is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Commercial Law and the Assistant Dean Postgraduate Research at the University of Auckland Business School. He completed his PhD in Accounting on the topic of privacy auditing at the University of Auckland in 2016. From 2018 to 2020 he was the Director of Postgraduate Programmes in the Department of Commercial Law (during which time he was the Deputy Chair of the Board of Postgraduate Studies in the Business School) and he was one of the architects of the Master of Information Governance (MInfoGov) which commenced in 2021. He taught the initial course for the inaugural cohort in this online degree which is delivered through Auckland Online. Alan also has interests in Employment Law, which he teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Business School. Alan has published internationally in both Accounting and Law journals.
Dr Nadia Dabee is a senior lecturer in the Department of Commercial Law at the University of Auckland Business School. She teaches employment law and taxation and is a teaching award recipient. She pursues research in workplace health and safety law and regulation (which was also the subject of her doctoral dissertation) and employment law. She has published several peer-reviewed articles in this field.
Mr Simon Schofield is a Professional Teaching Fellow at the University of Auckland School of Law. He lectures employment law and advanced employment law. Previously, when he was in practice, Simon acted for employers and employees in relation to the full gamut of employment law issues. Simon has a particular interest in researching complex legal matters and enjoys staying up-to-date with the latest employment law developments. He has written widely on employment law, is the editor of the Wolters Kluwer’s New Zealand Employment Law Guide and is a contributing author to Mazengarb’s Employment Law by LexisNexis.
Dr Alan Toy, Senior Lecturer and Assistant Dean Postgraduate Research at the University of Auckland Business School