Patrick Benaroche

Bonilla Blasco

Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee

Very few legal fields face the revolutionary changes that employment and industrial relations laws do. Issues such as technology, human rights, globalisation, corporate citizenship and increased movements of people have created unprecedented legal complexity as they interact with traditional laws often formulated decades ago. As the largest of the Human Resource Section Committees of the IBA, the purpose of the Committee is the identification, technical analysis and proactive management of national, regional and global developments in these rapidly evolving fields. The Committee takes a ‘cutting edge’ approach to its selection of topics and speakers and draws upon the combined experience of its officers and panellists to present the members with innovative solutions to the employment law problems of today.

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The right to go to work – the employer as regulator in the UAE

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the requirement to work from home and not attend the office was enforced across each country within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to prevent the spread of Covid-19. However, following the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine, there has been a relaxation on this requirement to work from home and many employees have returned to work. This article considers the factors that GCC-based employers should bear in mind in terms of vaccination protocols and/or a return to office-based working.

Released on Dec 22, 2021

The right to go to work – the employer as regulator in the UK

This article takes a look at the extent to which UK employers can insist on Covid-19 vaccination, and/or testing, as a condition of employment, or visiting the workplace, and any associated risks.

Released on Dec 22, 2021

Working from anywhere v national employment and tax rules: the Italian experience in the EU context

Remote working from anywhere in the world is a reality for many employees, thanks to the technological advances and cultural shifts that we have seen during the Covid-19 pandemic. In purely legal terms, however, national borders and physical presence still matter: the Italian social security and tax rules represent a notable example of the application of the ‘Territoriality’ principle, which is common also at European level.

Released on Dec 15, 2021

Work and vaccination against Covid-19 in Ukraine: new challenges for employers and employees

As the campaign for vaccination against Covid-19 in Ukraine goes on and new measures and restrictions are introduced by the government, more questions are raised regarding mandatory vaccination for employees.

Released on Dec 15, 2021


Subcommittees and other groups

The Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.

  • Compensation and Benefits Subcommittee
  • Presidential Task Force Against Human Trafficking