Trends in Labour Law

COURSE: Contemporary Issues in Commonwealth Caribbean Labour Law

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The current socio-economic environment together with the ongoing pandemic demands that we carefully review the practice of good industrial relations and the emerging issues surrounding the world of work. This Course, “Contemporary Issues in Commonwealth Caribbean Labour Law”, provides an in-depth analysis of some of the pressing issues in the world of work with a comparative analysis of labour law and the legal framework in several jurisdictions in the Commonwealth Caribbean. This executive training course will assist supervisors, managers, industrial relations and human resource practitioners, mid-career and/or career professionals to enhance their skills or their perspectives on the practice of good industrial relations. It is also a useful aid for young practitioners and aspiring professionals to become better equipped for their future career in the field.



The lecturer for this course will be Her Honour Mrs. Deborah Thomas-Felix along with a few guest lecturers. Her Honour Mrs. Thomas-Felix brings a unique perspective as one of the leading experts on industrial relations in the Commonwealth Caribbean. She is a Member of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations - an independent supervisory arm of the ILO composed of twenty (20) of the world’s most eminent legal luminaries who are responsible for monitoring the application of international labour standards of Member States. She is the President of the Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago and a Judge of the International Monetary Fund Administrative Tribunal. She is also a former Judge and President of the United Nations Appeals Tribunal.



The cost of the Course is $4,100.00 , this fee consists of  a 5 day lecture series  and the textbook “Labour Law in the Commonwealth Caribbean: The Practice of Good Industrial Relations in the 21st Century” .

NB: Only persons who have purchased the textbook will be eligible for the Course.

If you have already purchased the textbook and wish to register for the course, the cost will be $3000.00.  Kindly call 1-868-467-8309 or email us at  if you have already purchased a textbook and wish to register.


“Contemporary Issues in Commonwealth Caribbean Labour Law” begins on 17th July, 2021 and will be held for five Saturdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Participants can register to attend the Course online or in-person. The number of In-person attendance will be guided by the COVID-19 protocol rules and the regulations as set out by the Ministry of Health.

Registration closes at 4:00 p.m. on 16th July, 2021.



“Contemporary Issues in Commonwealth Caribbean Labour Law” covers:

  1. Introduction to the course
  2. Types of Labour Arbitration Tribunals/Courts in the Commonwealth Caribbean
  3. A Historical Perspective and the Legal Framework of Trinidad and Tobago
  4. Management Prerogatives
  5. What is a Contract of Employment?
  6. Fixed Terms vs Indefinite Employment
  7. Layoff and Retrenchment
  8. The Disciplinary Process
    i. Inherent duty of Employer before disciplinary measures are initiated
    ii. Progressive Discipline
    iii. Summary Dismissal
    iv. Abandonment
  1. The Disciplinary Process (continued)
  2. Indefinite Suspension
  3. Constructive dismissal
  4. Reinstatement

 Participants will receive  an Expert Faculty Executive Training Certification upon completion.