Non-state Law of the Economy – A Collection of Sources

The world of labor is only partially regulated by law. In many areas, non-state norms regulate the obligations of employers and employees. This regulatory mix has a long tradition in Germany. However, legal history has usually focused on the genesis and interpretation of statutory provisions. Although the existence of non-state law – especially in the form of collective bargaining agreements and work regulations – was known, its content was rarely presented and evaluated. The following report is about a project that responds to this research deficit and aims to help make a hitherto largely unknown world of norms visible again.

Challenges of a digital source edition project during a pandemic

How was archival work possible during the pandemic? To what extent are archives prepared for the digitization of their collections? These are the questions that the Working Time Project Group explores in this blog post and aims to stimulate discussions on the topic of the challenges and opportunities of digitizing sources.

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