Welcome to the Institute

for Labour Law and Industrial Relations

in the European Union

THE INSTITUTE

The employees of the IAAEU research the underlying economic and legal conditions for labour in a constantly changing European society. Our task is project-related research, which is interdisciplinary, socially relevant and receives international attention. The goal is to influence the public discourse with scientific findings and thereby improve the conditions for labour and industrial relations. In that light, the institute understands itself as an initiating force for other researchers and for the region. The IAAEU was founded as a public law foundation in 1983. The institute is financed by the German Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate and is also a scientific institution attached to Trier University. It is located on Campus II of the University.

Research at the IAAEU takes place under a tight cooperation between the two chairs of the co-directors Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Monika Schlachter (International and European Labour Law and Civil Law) and Prof. Dr. Laszlo Goerke (Business Administration – Personnel Economics). Furthermore, the institute maintains an extensive library with a unique collection of works pertinent to labour law, industrials relations, particularly industrial relations between member states of the EU, and personnel economics.

News
14th Workshop on Labour Economics (WLE) at the IAAEU – Successfully completed!

Like last year, the Workshop on Labour Economics 2022 took place online. The annual workshop organised by the Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union (IAAEU), in cooperation with the Chair of Personnel Economics at the University of Trier, took place on April 7th and 8th, 2022, for the 14th time. Excellent presentations by the many participants, combined with lively discussions and intense scientific exchange, made the workshop a successful and well-regarded scientific event in the field of labour economics again this year.

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Dr. Anthony Lepinteur visiting the IAAEU

The IAAEU is pleased to welcome Dr. Anthony Lepinteur as a visiting researcher. He will give a talk in the economic colloquium on "Health Inequalities and the Labour Market: Causal Evidence from a Gene-Environment Setup."

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Podcast Labour Law - New episode: No wages without work - operational risk in the Corona lockdown

What actually happens when an employer is temporarily unable to employ his employees due to a Corona lockdown? Can employees still demand to be given their wages by their employer? The Federal Labour Court answered this question in a recent verdict. Thomas Klein and Georg Kuhs took a closer look at this judgement, which is also relevant for legal exams, and present it to you in the 5th episode of the podcast.

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News
14th Workshop on Labour Economics (WLE) at the IAAEU – Successfully completed!

Like last year, the Workshop on Labour Economics 2022 took place online. The annual workshop organised by the Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union (IAAEU), in cooperation with the Chair of Personnel Economics at the University of Trier, took place on April 7th and 8th, 2022, for the 14th time. Excellent presentations by the many participants, combined with lively discussions and intense scientific exchange, made the workshop a successful and well-regarded scientific event in the field of labour economics again this year.

Read More
Dr. Anthony Lepinteur visiting the IAAEU

The IAAEU is pleased to welcome Dr. Anthony Lepinteur as a visiting researcher. He will give a talk in the economic colloquium on "Health Inequalities and the Labour Market: Causal Evidence from a Gene-Environment Setup."

Read more
Podcast Labour Law - New episode: No wages without work - operational risk in the Corona lockdown

What actually happens when an employer is temporarily unable to employ his employees due to a Corona lockdown? Can employees still demand to be given their wages by their employer? The Federal Labour Court answered this question in a recent verdict. Thomas Klein and Georg Kuhs took a closer look at this judgement, which is also relevant for legal exams, and present it to you in the 5th episode of the podcast.

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Events
Workshop on Health and the Labour Market
20.
May '22

The IAAEU and the Chair of Personnel Economics at Trier University are pleased to announce a one-day Workshop on Health and the Labour Market on May 20, 2022. We invite the submission of papers addressing, for example, the health consequences of job characteristics, working conditions and labour market reforms. We also welcome submissions that examine the influence of health issues on labour market outcomes.

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Call for Paper
Events
Workshop on Health and the Labour Market
20.
May '22

The IAAEU and the Chair of Personnel Economics at Trier University are pleased to announce a one-day Workshop on Health and the Labour Market on May 20, 2022. We invite the submission of papers addressing, for example, the health consequences of job characteristics, working conditions and labour market reforms. We also welcome submissions that examine the influence of health issues on labour market outcomes.

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Call for Paper

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