Tag Archives: France

Webinar: Sweeping Changes to French Employment Law – What Employers Need to Know

Following the election of Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential elections in May 2017, and as announced during his campaign, a major and ambitious transformation of France’s labour laws has been launched. The reforms are intended to tackle mass unemployment and make France more competitive in the global market. In late August 2017 the government … Continue Reading

Webinar: Employment Law Worldview Webinar Series – France

Squire Patton Boggs presents a series of webinars focusing on the key labour and employment issues in countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the United States. Presented in English by our local labour and employment law experts, each 60-minute webinar comprises a 50-minute presentation covering key “hot topics” in the featured jurisdiction, … Continue Reading

Dismissal for loss of a driving licence is unfair in France if the decision to disqualify is reversed

French case law has already established that the withdrawal of an employee’s driving licence can in certain circumstances constitute a justified reason for dismissal.  The Employment Chamber of the French High Court has now had to address the following question: what should happen to a dismissal for such a disqualification if that traffic penalty is … Continue Reading

The French Constitutional Council considers whether the national minimum wage applies to prisoners

We have already discussed the judgment of 8 February 2013 in which the Paris Employment Tribunal applied employment rights to a prisoner. The Metz Employment Tribunal was recently faced with a similar case, in which a prisoner who worked during his detention for a company in the Sodexo group under a concession contract with the … Continue Reading

Webinar: ‘Spotlight on Key Labour and Employment Issues – France ’

Squire Sanders presents a series of webinars focussing on the key labour and employment issues in various countries throughout Europe, Asia Pacific and the United States. On 21 February 2013 at 4.00 pm CET (10.00am EST, 3pm GMT), the featured country is France.  Jean-Marc Sainsard and Pauline Pierce from Squire Sanders’ Paris office will focus … Continue Reading

Risky business – French employers’ liability for over-work illness

Under French law, the employer must take all necessary measures to protect the “security” as well as physical and mental health of its employees. This includes the obligation to assess the psychological and social risks linked to the activities of the business. In cases of work-related illness recognised as such by the Social Security Administration … Continue Reading

Squire Sanders Webinar Series: Employment Laws Around the Globe – France

Squire Sanders is presenting a series of monthly webinars featuring the employment laws of various key countries throughout Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas. These webinars provide participants with an understanding of the essential characteristics of the employment laws in these countries from starting a business and developing employment policies to dealing with unions and … Continue Reading
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