Jurisdiction: France

EU: Data Use – Protecting a critical resource

Described by some as the “new oil” for the digital economy, there is no doubt that data are now seen as critical for organisations to succeed. Data are a powerful and lucrative fuel for productivity. If not adequately protected, data … Continue reading

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France: Obligations in relation to private health insurance

An employer must give to each employee (in French) at the commencement of their employment contract an explanatory note (notice d’information) clarifying their rights to private health insurance for health expenses (additional reimbursement coverage including for medical expenses, hospital expenses, … Continue reading

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France: The Loi Travail – Briefing 4

This briefing summarises the Macron reforms in relation to the introduction of a new codified right to make collective terminations by agreement (outside of a social plan). This is a change from the current situation, permitted by case law, where … Continue reading

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France: The Loi Travail – Briefing 3

This briefing summarises the Macron reforms in relation to the simplification of redundancy processes: limiting the economic difficulties test to the business sector in France exclusively; refining what is a business sector; reducing the redeployment obligations – limiting these to … Continue reading

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France: The Loi Travail – Briefing 2

This briefing summarises the Macron reforms to consolidate works councils and other employee representative bodies, through the ordonnance on “the new organisation of social and economic dialogue and encouraging the exercise and importance of trade union responsibilities”.

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France: The Loi Travail – Briefing 1

This is the first of our detailed briefings in relation to the Macron labour law reforms and will cover the subject of caps on tribunal damages. Budgeting for a dismissal? This is one of the reforms which has generated the … Continue reading

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France: The Loi Travail – Introduction

One of Emmanuel Macron’s key campaign promises was the reform of laws relating to employees partly, in order to help French companies respond in a more flexible manner to the challenges they are facing to become more competitive in the … Continue reading

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France : New rules on unemployment benefits (convention d’assurance chômage)

On 14 April 2017 the latest unemployment insurance agreement (convention d’assurance chômage) was agreed by trade unions and employers’ organisations and entered into for a period of 3 years. The provisions of this agreement come progressively into force from 1 … Continue reading

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EU: Article 29 Working Party provides guidance on processing of employees’ personal data at work

Modern technology enables employees to be tracked over time, across workplaces and their homes, through many different devices, such as smartphones, desktops, tablets and wearable devices. If there are inappropriate limits to the processing, and if it is not transparent, … Continue reading

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Europe: Statutory holiday pay claims- EU Advocate-General publishes opinion on workers denied paid holiday

The ECJ Advocate-General has given his opinion in King v The Sash Window Workshop that employers must make ‘adequate facilities’ (eg, contractual rights or administrative procedures) available to workers in order that they can take annual leave. If those facilities … Continue reading

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