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XII International Conference in Commemoration of Professor Marco Biagi

LABOUR AND SOCIAL RIGHTS: AN EVOLVING SCENARIO

Modena, Auditorium Marco Biagi, 18-19 Marzo 2014

 

Con il sostegno economico della Commissione Europea

 

La riflessione che il Convegno intende promuovere prende le mosse dalla constatazione che, con l’inasprirsi della crisi economica, il radicamento delle relazioni di lavoro nelle istanze sociali di tutela risulta per più versi essere messo in discussione. Gli interpreti si trovano così davanti ad un bivio. Da un lato vi sono i fautori del riassorbimento della materia all’interno di ambiti più generali o neutri, dall’altro i difensori dell’assetto tradizionale, eventualmente riformato in funzione di una mutata configurazione degli interessi sottesi al rapporto tra i fattori della produzione.
Il Convegno intende stimolare una riflessione interdisciplinare e comparatistica sul tema, che, oltre a mettere a fuoco i profili tecnico-giuridici e di politica del diritto, contribuisca a chiarire dal punto di vista economico, sociologico ed organizzativo la reale morfologia delle situazioni da regolare, cogliendo le caratteristiche concrete dei bisogni, degli interessi, dei vincoli emergenti nel nuovo quadro socio-economico e valutando l’efficacia delle soluzioni sul piano della effettiva consequenzialità rispetto ai presupposti fattuali rilevati, piuttosto che alla luce di modelli astratti spesso assunti acriticamente dagli interpreti e dai regolatori.

 

Con il Patrocinio della Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri

Con il contributo di:
Banca Popolare dell’Emilia Romagna
Banco Popolare
Confindustria Modena
Consigliera di parità della Provincia di Modena
UniCredit


L’Ordine degli Avvocati di Modena ha deliberato l’attribuzione di n.8 crediti formativi per la giornata del 18 marzo e n.8 crediti formativi per la giornata del 19 marzo.
L’Ordine dei Consulenti del lavoro di Modena ha deliberato l’attribuzione di n.3 crediti formativi per ogni sessione.


 

Programma

MONDAY 17 MARCH (pre-conference, limited access)

YOUNG SCHOLARS’ WORKSHOP OF LABOUR RELATIONS, III ed.

Room 32, 14.30-18.30

Discussion of eight papers presented by international young scholars and commented by a panel composed of:
T. ADDABBO  (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy), S. BISOM-RAPP (Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, USA), T. M. FABBRI (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy), I. SENATORI (Marco Biagi Foundation, Italy).

Tackling Age Discrimination Against Older Workers: A Comparative Analysis of Laws in the United Kingdom and Finland – A. PAIGE BLACKHAM, University of Cambridge (UK)
High Performance Work Systems, Participation in decision-making and Satisfaction. The Case of an Italian Wine Cooperative. A Qualitative Analysis and Critique – M. G. CASANOVA, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – Marco Biagi Foundation (Italy)
Putting Employment Arbitration Policy in Perspective: Why American Courts Should Learn From Europe – M. GOUGH, ILR School, Cornell University (USA)
Deconstructing Labour Relations – A Critical Approach To Employee Involvement – S. HUNGLER, Eotvos Lorand University of Sciences, Budapest (Hungary)
Moral suasion Japanese labour law paradigm – F. MARINARO, University of Manchester (UK)
The distribution of costs and risks of dismissal for economic and organisational reasons. Comparing different regulatory models: Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom – C. PEDERZOLI, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – Marco Biagi Foundation (Italy)
Re-Unbalancing Labour Relations In Europe: The Spanish 2012 Labour Reform – H. YSAS MOLINERO, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain)
The Legal Construction of Temporary Migrant Work Relations: Precarious Migration Status, Hyper-dependence, and Hyper-Precarity – M. ZOU, University of Oxford (UK)

 

POSTER SESSIONS

Posters presented by international young scholars will be set up for the three days of the conference. Authors will be available for discussion for at least two hours each day.

The liability of a supervisory board within the Models of Organization and Management. The Italian case of D.Lgs.231/01 – S. ANGILERI, D. CARUSO, R. GRISENTI, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – Marco Biagi Foundation (Italy)
Well-being and confined spaces: legal framework and problems of representation – E. BORTOLAMEI, R. COVINO, G. PISCITELLI, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – Marco Biagi Foundation (Italy)
The role of working time in a modern labour law – S. DE GROOF, University of Leuven (Belgium)
What’s a Working Place? – L. DI STEFANO, T. KNAPP, L. MATRUNDOLA, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – Marco Biagi Foundation (Italy)
Intensity of Social Software Usage and Organizational Performance – A. EL OUIRDI, University of Antwerp (Belgium)
Precursors of Organizational Attractiveness on Social Media – M. EL OUIRDI, University of Antwerp (Belgium)

Collective dismissals in a comparative Labour Law perspective: considering rules in Swiss, Germany, Austria and Italy – C. GIUDICI, University of Zurich (Switzerland)
Trainee´s Right to Remuneration – A. ROSIN, University of Turku (Finland)


 

 

TUESDAY 18 MARCH

 

9.15    WELCOME ADDRESS

A. O. ANDRISANO, Rector of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)
G. SOLINAS, Director of the Marco Biagi Department of Economics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)
G. PIGHI, Mayor of Modena (Italy)


9.30 – 13.00   First plenary session: DRIVING FORCES IN CHANGING EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPS

Chair: T. TREU, Catholic University of Milan (Italy)

9.30   Keynote speech

R. DEL PUNTA, University of Florence (Italy)

10.00   Selected papers

Re-establishing the link between direction and employment in defining organisations – A. BELCHER, University of Dundee (UK)
“Slimming the State”. a cross-national study of the effects of outsourcing in the European Public Sector – R. CROUCHER, Middlesex University (UK); G. WOOD, University of Warwick (UK); M. BROOKES, Middlesex University (UK)

China’s human resources development: recent evolution and implications for the global market – A. PONTIGGIA, M. SAVORGNAN, L. HU, Cà Foscari University, Venice, (Italy)
The evolution of compensation: toward personalized reward system – T. TORRE, University of Genoa (Italy); D. SARTI, University of Florence (Italy)

11.30   BREAK

11.50   Discussants

C. KOLLONAY-LEHOCZKY, Central European University, Budapest (Hungary)
G. MASINO, University of Ferrara (Italy)

12.30   Debate

13.00   LUNCH


14.30 – 18.00   Parallel sessions

I. RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS IN A CONTEXT OF INCREASED LABOUR FLEXIBILITY

Chair: W. BROMWICH, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)

Selected papers

The employment prospects of young Italians at the end of the education and training path: an analysis based on a new European indicator – R. CASCIOLI, ISTAT (Italy)
Patterns of locking-in: A study of employees in the Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish labour markets – B. FURAKER, University of Gothenburg (Sweden); K. NERGAARD, FAFO (Norway); A. SALONIEMI, University of Tampere (Finland)
Promotion of lifelong learning in the framework of the employment relationship – M. MUDA, University of Tartu (Estonia)
Flexicurity in Italy in a time of uncertainty – C. SPINELLI, University of Bari (Italy)
Deterioration of worker protection in Japan: Impact of new needs of economic competitiveness and changing human resources management and industrial relations – H. R. WATANABE, University of Sheffield (UK)


II. SOCIAL DIALOGUE AND LABOUR STANDARDS

Chair: S. BISOM-RAPP, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego (USA)

Selected papers

Atypical employment relationships in Germany and its consequences for social security – O. CHESALINA, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy (Germany)
Is ILO control over the application of the international labour standards effective in the modern world? – N. LYUTOV, Moscow State Law University (Russia)
International standards and social protection practices: Perspectives from India and South Africa – M. OLIVIER, Northwest University, Potchefstroom (South Africa), A. GOVINDJEE, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth (South Africa), I. SARLET
Employers, unions and concession bargaining in the Irish recession – W. K. ROCHE, P. TEAGUE, A. COUGHLAN, University College Dublin (Ireland)
Overcoming the fragmentation of employee representation – how to re-build coordinated interest representation along the automotive value chain – V. TELLJOHANN, IRES Emilia-Romagna (Italy)
Workers’ rights in the Brazilian sugarcane ethanol industry – H. ZYLBERSTAJN, University of São Paulo (Brazil)


20.30   GALA DINNER


 

 

WEDNESDAY 19 MARCH

 


9.30 – 13.00   Second plenary session: VALUES AND INTERESTS IN THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP

Chair: R. BLANPAIN, Universities of Leuven (Belgium) and Tilburg (The Netherlands)

9.30   Keynote speech

E. ALES, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (Italy)

10.00   Selected papers

Challenging perspectives on work/life balance issues in EU and Dutch law – S BURRI, Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
Civil rights at 50: Contemporary challenges for U.S. employment discrimination law – T. JONES, Duke University School of Law (USA)
A rights-plus approach to the protection of informal workers in India – S. ROUTH, Nantes Institute for Advanced Study (France)
Women and social justice: game over? – M. WESTERVELD, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

11.30   BREAK

11.50   Discussants

L. GÁLVEZ MUÑOZ, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville (Spain)
J. ROJOT, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France)

 

12.30   Debate

13.00   LUNCH


14.30 – 18.00   Third plenary session: LEGAL THEORY AND THE SOURCES OF THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP

Chair: M. WEISS, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt (Germany)

14.30   Keynote speech

C. BARNARD, Cambridge University (UK)

15.00   Selected papers
Legal theory and US labor law: A view from the radical middle – R. M. FISCHL, University of Connecticut School of Law (USA)
The semaphore versus the truncheon − new “energies” in labour regulation – A. KUN, Károli Gáspár University (Hungary)
Theory Supporting Transnational Workers Organizations – M. ZIMMER, Loyola University, Chicago (USA)

16.30   BREAK

16.50   Discussant

M. RÖNNMAR, University of Lund (Sweden)

17.10   Debate


18.00   Conclusion

J. BELLACE, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (USA)