Labour and Immigration Law

Commission in a nutshell

Labour Law Commission (including Immigration Law Sub-Commission):

The Labour Law Commission and Immigration Law Sub-commission are a group of international young lawyers practising in the fields of employment, labour and/or immigration law. We aim to be diverse, inclusive, friendly and proactive in our approach. We have an active, enthusiastic and growing membership with a strong track-record of organising legal seminars on stand-alone labour, employment and/or immigration topics, as well as cross practice area seminars in collaboration with the other commissions of AIJA and external associations. We warmly welcome new members and seek to encourage all our members to contribute to our work and seminar programme, by proposing new ideas, introducing new members and external speakers, serving as national reporters, speaking on panels and organising seminars.

Our seminars cover the full range of international employment, labour and immigration law. We seek to design seminar programmes of particular interest to lawyers (both in private practice and in-house) with international clients. Therefore we focus on practical issues affecting clients with cross-border business interests, operations in multiple jurisdictions and an internationally mobile workforce. Our seminar programme covers core areas such as hiring and firing employees, business re-organisations and redundancy programmes, the employment and immigration issues in M&A transactions, workplace diversity, equality and discrimination, global mobility and illegal working, as well as hot topics such as internal investigations, whistleblowing, outsourcing, social media, and the global mobility challenges facing high net worth and same sex families.

We meet three times each year to discuss the business of the commission at the annual congress in August and the May and November half year conferences. The best way to get actively involved is to attend our commission meetings and seminars.