Federation of European Employers

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Federation of European Employers (FedEE)
Type Company limited by guaranty
Industry Consultancy/Legal
Founded 1989
Founder(s) Robin E.J Chater (Secretary-General)
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Area served Global
Website http://www.fedee.com/

The Federation of European Employers (FedEE) was established in 1989 with the support of the European Commission. Today it operates independently and is the leading organisation for multinational employers operating in Europe.[1]

The Federation's principal aims are to assist companies to achieve legal compliance, operate more effectively at an international level, take full advantage of EU expansion into central and Eastern Europe, develop practical/equitable pay structures, evaluate new employment methods and trends, monitor employee participation and trade union activities at a European level and embrace workforce diversity.[citation needed]


In 1989, the Federation of European Employers was founded by current Secretary-General Robin E.J Chater in order to assist human resource professionals operating in Europe.[2]

The head office is located at Adam House in London.[3]

Countries or states covered by the Federation include all member states of the European Union plus the Russian Federation, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates.

Work of the Federation[edit]

In addition to providing legal information, updates and advice, the Federation compiles labour statistics and economic data, and creates policy checklists and model policies for service providers.[4]

Areas of changes monitored by the Federation include: union developments (changes in structure, membership, campaigns, protests and strike activity); evolution and operation of European works councils and national works councils; new elements and pay and benefit trends in collective agreements; remuneration; corporate governance rules and corporate ethics; income tax; health and safety; working time and leave; privacy at work; employee recruitment; work and residence permits; pensions and social security; financial participation plans; business transfers; termination of employment contracts; discrimination and equal opportunity.

As an employers’ organisation, the Federation also acts as a think tank in a wide range of employment-related fields.[5]


  1. ^ "Federation of European Employers". Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Adam House". Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Economist Conferences". Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Best Practice: Healthy Workplace, Healthy Workforce - Guidance for Managers". Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Fennell, Edward (7 March 2013). "In the City: Edward Fennell". The Times. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 

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