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Commission gives conditional authorisation for public aid to finance La Poste pensions for civil servants

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • October 31 2007

Acting under the EC Treaty rules on state aid, the Commission has authorised the aid planned by France for the reform of the arrangements for financing the retirement pensions of civil servants working for La Poste

A profitable company in France may still terminate employees due to economic difficulties at group level

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • February 5 2008

The courts strictly control the grounds stated by the Company to justify a redundancy

The Law on the Modernisation of the Labour Market

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • September 3 2008

The Labour Code previously only provided a maximum probationary period for non management employees of 2 months, renewable once, merely indicating that the probationary periods for management employees should be defined by common practice

The employer's redeployment obligations in the event of redundancy cannot be limited by employees' refusal in principle before any concrete proposal is made

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • June 15 2009

In the event of redundancies on economic grounds, the employer has an obligation to propose any available positions within the company and even the group for redeployment. Consistent case law requires any available positions abroad to also be offered

Decree enforcing smoking bans in the workplace

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • February 12 2007

As across Europe, France has seen new legislation passed banning smoking in public places

New tax credit for competitiveness and employment (CICE)

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • February 26 2013

The third amended Finance Act for 2012 set up a new tax credit "credit for competitiveness and employment" - "Crédit d'impôt pour la

French Employment Minister’s report challenges CNIL’s position on whistleblowing

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • June 28 2007

On 6 March 2007, a report commissioned by the French Employment Minister, Gérard Larcher, was published

Solidarity day: working on Whit Monday no longer a given

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • May 6 2008

“Solidarity Day” was initially instigated by a law dated 30 June 2004, which, following the deaths related to the 2003 heat-wave, required employees to work an additional day every year, the proportion of the company’s profits resulting from this additional day’s work being contributed by the company to fund assistance for old-aged and handicapped persons

Notice for a pre-dismissal meeting

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • February 12 2007

Article L. 122-14 of the Labour Code stipulates that a pre-dismissal meeting with an employee must not take place less than 5 weekdays after the presentation of the registered or hand-delivered invitation to the employee

Retirement of employees before the age of 70 now requires their express agreement

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
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  • February 19 2009

Enforcing retirement on employees has in the past been a realistic and relatively widely used option for companies looking to reduce their headcount without needing to follow a strict redundancy procedure or compensating the employees in the same way as under a redundancy plan