3rd Asia Pacific International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

International Labour Law Perspectives on the Metaverse

Muhammad Reza Syariffudin Zaki, Paulus Aluk Dwi Santo & Hendra Hendra
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Track: Artificial Intelligence

The abrupt transition to remote work caused by the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it increased reliance on artificial intelligence as virtually all facets of the employment lifecycle shifted from in-person to remote. The pandemic also opened the door for new AI to gain traction as employers sought ways to enhance the productivity and experience of the virtual workforce. Therefore, a new phenomenon emerged called metaverse. Metaverse is a post-reality universe, an immutable and persistent multiuser environment that combines physical reality with digital virtuality. It is based on the convergence of technologies enabling multisensory interactions with virtual environments, digital objects and people such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Therefore, Metaverse is an interconnected network of social. Business and employee interactions are also new things that can be developed in the metaverse therefore this research is entitled “International Labour Law Perspectives on the Metaverse”, by using a descriptive juridical research method through a statutory approach and a conceptual framework. The research question is whether private international law already protects the workforce or does working in the metaverse require a whole new rulebook? This research will look at how to regulate the metaverse in international labour law.


Published in: 3rd Asia Pacific International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: September 13-15, 2022

ISBN: 978-1-7923-9162-0
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767