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France: transfer of employees between group companies an update

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • France
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  • December 19 2014

Previously, transferring French employees to another group company (whether in France or overseas) with their consent was a fairly simple process

France: new provisions in relation to training entitlements of employees (in force from 1 January 2015)

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • France
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  • December 16 2014

With effect from 1 January 2015, new provisions are in force in France, entitling employees to accumulate, during their careers, an entitlement to

Moral harassment: an employee victim of harassment can be compensated twice

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • France
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  • December 12 2014

French employment law strictly prohibits acts of moral harassment within a company, employers being required to take all measures necessary to

International labour law bulletin - Winter 2014

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • Belgium, European Union, France, Germany, Guernsey, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • December 10 2014

The EU Directive on disclosure of non-financial information which we discussed in the summer 2014 edition of our newsletter, has been published in

Holiday pay - what are your minimum legal requirements?

  • Reed Smith LLP
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  • France, Germany, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
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  • December 8 2014

In the United Kingdom, all workers are entitled to 5.6 weeks’ paid annual leave each year. A worker is either an employee or someone who contracts to

Proposed change to penalties for breach of works council obligations

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • France
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  • December 3 2014

Failure to respect obligations in relation to employee representatives constitutes a criminal offence which is punishable by a fine and potentially up

Probationary period: compliance with the notice period may give rise to a new employment contract

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • France
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  • December 3 2014

Under French employment law, the provision of a probationary period in an employment contract entitles the employer to terminate the contract without

France: law requiring employees to be informed two months in advance of an intention to sell shares or assets in small and mid-size companies (Loi ESS 31 July 2014)

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • France
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  • December 3 2014

Following our earlier post on the controversial Law of 31 July 2014, setting out an obligation for small and mid-size companies to inform employees

Employees’ rights and obligations relating to the use of social media in France

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • France
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  • November 28 2014

The impact of the use of social media in the workplace has regularly given rise to controversies and debates as how this subject is to be handled by

Sense and insensibility in French Court employment decisions

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • France
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  • November 27 2014

Two recent cases from the French Courts are reviewed in this post, one a sensible relief and the other just frankly terrifying. First, an employee