Labour law annual conference // Joint Session with the SCILL Commission


29 - 31 October 2020

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Update: the Litigation Commission is no longer taking part in the organisation of this seminar. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Amsterdam, the capital of a country where complex dispute resolution and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) have long been ingrained, has been chosen as the location of this exciting double seminar. It is often described as one of the greatest small cities in the world with its wonderful canals’ system, architecture, parks and museums. Cycling enthusiasts will find themselves in heaven on earth in Amsterdam!

The Labour Law Commissions is thrilled to invite you to the vibrant city of Amsterdam. During the conference, participants will have the opportunity to attend a joint session organised with the SCILL Commission which will focus on negotiations.


Labour Law Annual Conference – How to deal with employment issues efficiently and litigate in the best interest of the client

Employment relations have become increasingly complicated, with the volume of claims in an employment context (and the delays in resolving those claims) inevitably rising. Moreover, employment claims often involve many other business aspects stretching beyond the individual employment relationship such as protection of trade secrets, compliance issues (internal audits) and debt recovery.

Going to court might not always be the best way to resolve such complicated disputes. Now, more than ever, ways of ADR such as reconciliation, mediation and arbitration are to be considered next to traditional litigation. Attendees will be offered useful insights on ADR and how to practically implement these to obtain the best results for their clients as well as further "hot" topics concerning labour, employment and litigation.

Joint Session with the SCILL Commission

The Labour Law Commissions has teamed up with the SCILL Commission for an interactive joint session. All attendees are invited to join this session, which ultimately aims to hone the soft skills required for lawyers when dealing with clients and counterparties during negotiations, such as settlement negotiations. 


We look forward to seeing you all from Thursday, 29 October 2020 to Saturday, 31 October 2020 in Amsterdam, for what promises to be a riveting Conference!

AIJA Commissions

  • Labour Law
  • Skills, Career, Innovation, Leadership and Learning (SCILL)

Programme complet

Labour law annual conference

Thursday 29 October 2020

18:00 » 20:00
Welcome drinks at the Hotel Bar
Registration at the Hyatt Regency Amsterdam
Optional dinner (in small groups)

Friday 30 October 2020

Registration at the Hyatt Regency Amsterdam
08:45 » 09:00
Introduction to the Seminar by AIJA President
09:00 » 09:10
Introduction and presentation of the seminar
09:10 » 10:20
Do her Skills pay the Bills – Mind the Gap!
Employers are facing an increasing number of discriminatory issues moving forward with the gender pay gap only being the tip of the iceberg.
We will be exploring trends and developments with regard to equal pay and other discrimination-related claims of employees.
10:20 » 10:40
Coffee break
10:40 » 12:00
Global Mobility – A Blessing or a Curse?
The EU Posted Workers’ Directive is to be introduced on 31 July 2020, which will lead to changes to be considered by employers posting workers in the European Union.
We will explore how global mobility works around the world and how and why the EU as well as other jurisdictions protect their market in relation to posted workers
12:00 » 13:00
13:00 » 14:00
Joint session SCILL – Labour – Litigation
14:00 » 15:00
ADR – Pick your Battles
Is winning in court the best solution?
We examine options of alternative dispute resolutions and the situations in which one or the other is most effective to achieve your client’s goals.
15:00 » 15:20
Coffee break
15:20 » 16:20
Labour Training Session with Jeremy Lack
16:20 » 17:30
The Employee – When your Biggest Asset Becomes your Biggest Liability
We explore the employee’s ability to share information outside of the employment relationship that could be harmful to the employer.
Trade secrets, intellectual property, social media and the human nature of employees are the challenges for employers to ensure protecting their interests.
19:00 » 20:30
Boat tour through canals with drinks to dinner location
20:30 » 01:30
Dinner and party at De Hangar

Saturday 31 October 2020

10:00 » 11:15
COVID-19 and Employment Law
We explore in a comparative approach how employers and governments have handled the issues of the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting different efforts by countries in order to save their economies and the adaptability of employers to the "new normal."
11:15 » 11:45
Coffee break
11:45 » 12:45
Home Office – How to Ensure Efficiency and Reliability when Working from Home
We explore common issues relating to home office such as IT, data protection as well as efficiency and reliability. The panellists will also highlight their own experiences moving to home office due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
12:45 » 14:00
15:30 » 22:00
Optional social program incl. dinner



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Comité organisateur

Lydian (BELGIUM)


Wenger & Vieli (SWITZERLAND)

Pallas Advocaten (NETHERLANDS)

Lukas WIESER Rechtsanwälte GmbH (AUSTRIA)