IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.2, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

New forms of working

Tuesday 10 October (1430 - 1545)

Room C4.2, Convention Centre, Level 4


Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee (Lead)


Non-standard work forms, atypical work arrangement, cloud working, homeworking, co-working space arrangements, staff leasing, on call workers, marginal workers, zero-working-hours – these are terms slowly encroaching into the employment sphere, even among large and multinational corporations. On the one hand, it has created the opportunity for otherwise unemployable persons to be employed. On the other, it raises many concerns – multiple employers, avoidance of compliance, lack of protection for the workers and uncertainty - especially because most employee rights and protection have been designed and built around standard employment terms. It is not unusual for both parties to be unclear on the exact nature of the relationship or status of the individual providing the services. Can we get it right?

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Patrick L Benaroche Stikeman Elliott, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Veronica Raffo Ferrere, Montevideo, Uruguay; Conference Quality Officer, Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee


Raquel Florez Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Madrid, Spain
Derek Humphery-Smith Lander & Rogers, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Francisco Peniche Beguerisse Creel Garcia-Cuellar Aiza y Enriquez, Mexico City, Mexico
Pablo Peralta Uber, Mexico City, Mexico
Silvia Tozzoli Legance, Milan, Italy