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French court penalizes employer for unlawful non-competition clause

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • March 11 2011

In France, as in a number of other European countries, a non-competition clause will only be valid if the employee receives a payment from the employer for abiding by it

Service of notice in France a triumph of form over substance

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • August 15 2012

Employment relationships in France are highly regulated, especially when it comes to dismissals

French Supreme Court offers guidance on monitoring in the workplace

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • December 10 2012

In two key judgments this year the French Supreme Court reminded employers that whilst they may control and monitor their employees’ activities during working hours, the use of unlawful measures to do so is strictly forbidden and any evidence acquired via such means will be inadmissible for disciplinary or dismissal purposes

French Works Council takes alcohol into court

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • December 18 2012

"It is illegal to prohibit in a general and absolute manner" the consumption of alcohol in a French workplace, said the French State Council ("Conseil

New rights for older workers in France

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • December 9 2008

The French Government has recently outlined proposals to further promote the employment of older workers

French employers urged to proceed with caution when making redundancies

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • February 16 2012

Two very recent Court of Appeal rulings mean that French employers carrying out redundancy exercises need to be careful to ensure the process is not rendered unlawful for the lack of an “economic motive”

French reforms cause controversy

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • August 13 2008

The French government has adopted legislation aimed at reforming the rules on trade union representation in the workplace and giving employees the opportunity to work more than the current 35 hours laid down by statute

Employee’s suicide highlights employers’ psycho-social responsibilities

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • April 30 2010

The suicide of a France Telecom employee in August 2009 has resulted in the criminal prosecution for accidental manslaughter by the Besancon Prosecutor's Office of both the employer and the individual manager of the area where the employee worked

French Supreme Court gives guidance on post-termination restrictions

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • June 29 2007

French employers should be more than usually careful when drafting restrictive covenants in light of a recent decision of the French Supreme Court

Back to the future the ongoing application of the provisions of the new law of June 2013 on French part-time contracts

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • January 28 2014

Many of the provisions of the new law passed in June 2013 relating to part-time employment came into force on 1st January. These provisions include a