Germany's National Socialist regime has prided itself on its ability to maintain peaceful employer-employee relations at a time when other countries of the world are seriously troubled by industrial disturbances. The German government has actively intervened to see that neither employers nor workers overstep bounds set for them by Nazi social and economic policies. Dr. Robert Ley, head of the German Labor Front, has said that the government owes its success in this field to measures that are a "healthy combination of freedom and compulsion." Since Hitler's advent to power, the former organizations of both employers and employees have largely been supplanted by new institutions. The new structure can exist only so long as it is supported by the authority of the Nazi government. The transition to the present system has been brought about through the use of force and through alterations in the legal framework within which employer-employee relations have been carried on. In this "new deal" for German labor, the social honor courts assume a role of great significance.
Harlow J. Heneman,
GERMAN SOCIAL HONOR COURTS,
Mich. L. Rev.
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