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. Dr. 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
Bob Hepple Award for Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Monika Schlachter

During this year’s conference held by the Labour Law Research Network and scheduled for June 2021 (University of Warsaw/online), the „Bob Hepple Award for Lifetime Achievements in Labour Law“ will be presented for the fifth time. This year’s winners are Professor Monika Schlachter (Universität Trier/IAAEU) and Professor Matthew Finkin (University of Illinois, USA).

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New Realease on Labour Dispute law

In June 2021, the handbook on Labour Dispute law, written by Tino Frieling, Matthias Jacobs and Christopher Krois as well as Dr. Thomas Klein, has been issued by C.H. Beck publishers. This handbook provides an up-to-date, compact and also scientific display of Labour Dispute law. In his contributions, Dr. Klein illustrates the European and international foundations of labour dispute rights as well as issues related to public official strikes.

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Sixth TriECON Workshop on Inequality and Polarisation

The OECD’s annual Employment Outlook 2017 sheds light on the growing polarisation of wage and income distribution - employment rates in lower and higher qualified sectors of work are increasing, whereas the proportion of jobs in mid-qualified sectors is decreasing. In answer to this, the sixth workshop of the TriECON Series brought forward topics like inequality and polarisation. In total, more than 20 researchers took part in the workshop. Therefore, the TriECON online conference represents an important virtual opportunity to maintain scientific exchange, even during the pandemic.

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News
Bob Hepple Award for Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Monika Schlachter

During this year’s conference held by the Labour Law Research Network and scheduled for June 2021 (University of Warsaw/online), the „Bob Hepple Award for Lifetime Achievements in Labour Law“ will be presented for the fifth time. This year’s winners are Professor Monika Schlachter (Universität Trier/IAAEU) and Professor Matthew Finkin (University of Illinois, USA).

Read More
New Realease on Labour Dispute law

In June 2021, the handbook on Labour Dispute law, written by Tino Frieling, Matthias Jacobs and Christopher Krois as well as Dr. Thomas Klein, has been issued by C.H. Beck publishers. This handbook provides an up-to-date, compact and also scientific display of Labour Dispute law. In his contributions, Dr. Klein illustrates the European and international foundations of labour dispute rights as well as issues related to public official strikes.

Read More
Sixth TriECON Workshop on Inequality and Polarisation

The OECD’s annual Employment Outlook 2017 sheds light on the growing polarisation of wage and income distribution - employment rates in lower and higher qualified sectors of work are increasing, whereas the proportion of jobs in mid-qualified sectors is decreasing. In answer to this, the sixth workshop of the TriECON Series brought forward topics like inequality and polarisation. In total, more than 20 researchers took part in the workshop. Therefore, the TriECON online conference represents an important virtual opportunity to maintain scientific exchange, even during the pandemic.

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