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South Korea: Compliance Check – Korean Labor Management Council

Certain employers operating in Korea are required to have a Labor Management Council (LMC). The purpose of the LMC is to promote harmonious relations between companies and their employees by providing a consultative body utilised by both employees and the … Continue reading

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France: Important new decision in relation to the automatic transfer of employees

The French Supreme Court has recently issued an important new decision relating to the automatic transfer of employees in the case of asset transfers (the equivalent of the TUPE relations). In this decision the Supreme Court held that the transfer … Continue reading

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France: The end of the risk of imprisonment for breaches of obligations towards the works council?

Current regime for breach of obligations towards the works council (and other employee representatives) In France, failure to respect obligations in relation to employee representatives (the obligation to organise elections, prior consultation in relation to transactions and many other matters) … Continue reading

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France: Proposed abolition of the risk of imprisonment for breaches of obligations towards the works council

France's President, François Hollande, announced yesterday plans to replace the possibility of criminal sanctions (including imprisonment) for délit d'entrave (breaches of obligations vis-à-vis works councils) with simple fines. These proposals are to be included in draft law to be presented … Continue reading

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France: Information and consultation with French works councils – precisions on the minimum periods for obtaining an opinion

Reminder : an opinion of the French works council must be obtained in advance of making final decisions in relation to certain matters affecting the French business/French employees –  a breach of such obligation is a criminal offence.  The time … Continue reading

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France: Minimum time periods for information and consultation of French works councils – longer potential periods, but more certainty?

On 27 December 2013 the French Government finally published the Decree setting out the minimum time limits for information and consultation with works councils in France in the absence of a collective agreement providing for a shorter period of consultation.  … Continue reading

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New European Works Council rules

Amendments to regulations on European Works Councils came into force on 5 June 2011, giving effect to the recast EU Directive. The changes aim to improve the effectiveness of information and consultation requirements. The amendments will apply to all EWCs, … Continue reading

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