Yvonne Erkens works as an associate professor of Labour Law at Leiden University.
After she graduated at Leiden Law School, she was an assistant professor of Labour Law at Leiden Law School and Erasmus School of Law Rotterdam. She practiced labour law as a lawyer in The Hague and Leiden and stood, working for an employers’ association, at the base of several collective labour agreements. Since 2004 she works fulltime at Leiden Law School, where she defended her thesis on labour law adjudication in 2013.
Her research is aimed at dispute settlement mechanisms and public and private enforcement of fundamental labour rights.
Yvonne Erkens holds various ancillary positions. She is a part-time labour court judge and chair of the Commission on Research Integrity of Leiden University and the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC).