Who are we?

Planet Labor is the only information and monitoring website specialized in the evolution of labor law and industrial relations in Europe and in the world. Planet Labor also lists innovative HR practices and grasps emerging issues in multinational enterprises. Planet Labor also monitors changes to standards, stakeholders and businesses as regards social responsibility.

On a daily basis, over 30 journalists from 30 different countries in Europe and around the world gather, analyze and put these different themes into perspective. Acquainted with all of them and used to writing articles for professionals from all nations, they provide operational information.

To learn about:

Information is available in the form of individual subscriptions for all professionals/ observers in the labor world, coming from businesses, professional organizations, the administration or research centers.

• Planet Labor provides you with reliable information

Every day, Planet Labor provides safe, organized, easy to reach information which can be directly used by its customers.

• Planet Labor helps you target your search and save time

In addition to unique geographical coverage on specialized issues, Planet Labor lets users defined individualized content depending on the themes and/or countries they wish to know about. Besides, users may access different reading levels (simple alert when there is a change or access to original documents).

• Planet Labor helps you understand the context and anticipate change

Monitoring lets our subscribers follow and analyze legal and social changes (social law, trade union activities, protest movements, social tension, evolution on the employment market…) in all the countries covered. It also helps you anticipate the regulatory changes encouraged by the European Union and spot emerging themes.

• Planet Labor lets you learn from other organizations’ experience

Thus, with this monitoring system, users can learn from other businesses or organizations’ experience. They can notably learn about good practices in the face of joint challenges (age management, flexibility, corporate social responsibility, EWC).

• Planet Labor makes dialogue easier

With the references it provides, Planet Labor makes it easier for lawyers, HR managers, corporate leaders, social partners and outside contacts to talk. It provides elements of common language, thus making dialogue easier.

• With Planet Labor, you will also get:

  • A platform of archives recounting seven years of social and legal news;
  • A database of EWC agreements, European and international framework agreements, as well as national sectoral and company agreements;
  • A resource center on labor law and industrial relations systems in the countries covered;


Countries covered:

Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Topics covered:

Evolution of employment regulation and industrial relations (collective bargaining at all levels, life of union and employers’ organizations), European social policies (labor law, employment policies, social protection), transnational industrial relations (European works council and European/international framework agreements), evolutions of HR and CSR issues in a global environment.

The team:

From Paris, Marie-Noëlle Lopez, editor-in-chief, runs the newsfeed, which is entirely translated by Lauren Esnault, translator.  Information is provided by a network of local/specialized correspondents who monitor and contribute to the website on a daily basis.  Here are our most regular contributors: Anne Bariet, Sabine Cessou, Peggy Corlin, Caroline Crosdale, Marie-Line Darcy, Cécile Fandos, Sophie Izoard, Mario Leo, Emilie Lopes, Maria Giannina Mura, Thomas Schnee, Emmanuelle Steels, Cécile Thibaud and the Helvicom Oy team for Scandinavian countries.

This network of journalists specializing in social and HR issues is completed by a network of experts – lawyers or labor law professors – who comment legal texts.