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The (potential) impact of EU law on national law: work-life balance

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RMIT City Campus

Council Chamber, Building 1, level 2R

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Free event, Melbourne Tuesday 26 June 2018

The (potential) impact of EU law on national law: the case of work-life balance

Speaker: Dr Susanne Burri, Associate Professor, Utrecht School of Law, The Netherlands

European Union (EU) legislation and EU Court of Justice case law is implemented and enforced in the Member States in very diverse contexts. This lecture will discuss the impact of the EU law on national law in relation to work-life balance. The EU has adopted diverse directives in this field, including ione on parental leave and one on equal treatment of self-employed men and women in 2010. Both directives brought some improvements for self-employed workers. However, the EU legislative process is often slow and has ups and downs. While the European Commission has published four other proposed directives relating to equality and work-balance issues since 2008, one was withdrawn in 2015 and negotiations on the other three are still on-going.

This lecture will consider:

How has EU legislation and case law developed in relation to work-life balance in member states? What has been achieved and what regulatory gaps remain? To what extent would a 2017 EU proposal on work-life balance address these gaps?

Dr Susanne Burri, Associate Professor, Utrecht School of Law, The Netherlands. Dr Burri is also Specialist Coordinator of the European Commission’s European Network of Legal Experts in Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination.

RMIT City Campus, Council Chamber, Building 1, Level 2R, 124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000.

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