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The SASLAW Young Scholars Society welcomes members under the age of 35 to be part of this young and vibrant community.

There is NO extra membership fee to join this Society. Events and Forums have been created especially for this category of membership


This document sets out to formalise the Young Scholars Society (YSS) of SASLAW. It has been agreed by the current committee that this name is to be used.  This is a more inclusive name to include members from the Bar associations, HR practitioners, public sector representatives and academics who are interested in the study and practice of labour law as a discipline.  There is an alignment with the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL) who refer to the Young Scholars Society.   

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ISLSSL Report 2019 – Bathandwa Xhallie Young Scholar

The 6th International Seminar on International and Comparative Labour Law took place in Venice on 27-31 May 2019. The Seminar dealt with the theme “The Future of Work: Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation in the Digital Era” at Ca’Foscari University in Venice, Italy.

Summary of Seminar

The challenges to labour law posed by the digital economy.

The seminar was divided into 2 sessions everyday the first session would be a presentation and discussion by different guests that included Janice Bellace, Manfred Weiss. The second part Young scholars were divided into 3 groups for the entire seminar and were each given a topic to discuss and present. There would then be constructive feedback and dialogue from the panellists of the day.