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About the Association

2021 IALLJ
Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the IALLJ  took place Online, at the occasion of the Lisbon Regional Labour Law Conference of the ISLSSL, 5-7 May 2021. The 2020 IALLJ Meeting was held Online, at the occasion of the IALLJ seminar on Climate Change and Labour Law, organised by KU Leuven, 2 September 2020.

The International Association of Labour Law Journals (IALLJ) was established for the following purposes:

  1. Advancing research and scholarship in the fields of labour and employment law;
  2. Encouraging the exchange of information regarding all aspects of the publishing process;
  3. Promoting closer relations among editors of national and international labour and employment law journals.

The late renowned Professor Marco Biagi of the University of Modena, Italy was the first President, and was instrumental in establishing the Association as a Club of Labour Law Journals. During the tenure (2004-2007) of his successor, Jeffrey Sack, Q.C., the Club was reconstituted as an Association, and its membership expanded from 12 to 21 journals. At the same time, the website for the Association was established. At the end of 2014, there were 27 member journals. Since 2015, the membership steadily grew up to 31 members.


The IALLJ elects a president among its members for a period of three years, a term which may be renewable.

The current president is Frank Hendrickx. He has been IALLJ president since 2015.

The past presidents are:

  • Marco Biagi, founding president
  • Alan Neal, acting president 2002-2004
  • Jeffrey Sack, Q.C., president 2004-2007
  • Guido Balandi, president 2007-2011
  • Steven Willborn, president 2011-2015


To contact the Association:

Prof. Dr. Frank Hendrickx, IALLJ President
University of Leuven
Institute for Labour Law
Blijde Inkomststraat 17, bus 3423
3000 Leuven
Tel: +32 (0) 16 32 51 66
Fax: +32 (0) 16 32 52 50
E-mail: frank.hendrickx@law.kuleuven.be

For enquiries and comments:

IALLJ Webmaster
c/o Lancaster House Publishing
1881 Yonge Street, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M4S 3C4
Telephone: (416) 977-6618
Fax: (416) 977-5873

Past Annual Meetings

2021 MARCO

The IALLJ is honoured to announce that Ms. Nastazja Potocka-Sionek (PhD researcher, European University Institute – Firenze, Italy) is the winner of the 2020 Marco Biagi Award for her paper: “How to regulate ‘digital piecework’? Lessons from global supply chains”.

The Association meets annually in different countries, at a meeting hosted by the journal for that country. The IALLJ meetings are mostly held in conjunction with an international scientific labour law or industrial relations conference, such as for example the scholarly events and conferences organised by the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL), the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA), or the Labour Law Research Network (LLRN).

The IALLJ meetings follow the policy to have, in addition to an (internal) business meeting, a scientific contribution in the form of a panel or seminar on a relevant research theme related to the scope of the member journals. This may be a stand-alone event or integrated in the conference with which the IALLJ aligns its meetings.

Meetings have been held at:

  • Lisbon, Portugal (online) (2021)
  • Leuven, Belgium (online) (2020)
  • Valparaiso, Chile (2019)
  • Torino, Italy (2018)
  • Toronto, Canada (2017)
  • Bologna, Italy (2016)
  • Leuven, Belgium (2015)
  • Dublin, Ireland (2014)
  • Bordeaux, France (2013)
  • Philadelphia, USA (2012)
  • Seville, Spain (2011)
  • Herstmonceux, England (2010)
  • Sydney, Australia (2009)
  • Warwick, UK (2008)
  • Bologna, Italy (2007)
  • Paris, France (2006)
  • Toronto, Canada (2005)
  • Modena, Italy (2004)
  • Madrid, Spain (2003)
  • Philadelphia, USA (2002)
  • Brussels, Belgium (2001)
  • Modena, Italy (2000)