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Courts provide clarification on paid holiday

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, France
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  • July 18 2012

Recent judgments passed down by the European Court of Justice and the Supreme Court could have a significant impact on French employment laws, specifically on the accrual of paid holiday, the effect of sick leave on holiday entitlement and the obligation to ensure that employees are able to take paid holiday

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

Employees who accept personalised redeployment agreement can still dispute the grounds of their termination

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
  • -
  • May 6 2008

An employee terminated on economic grounds in a company with less than 1,000 employees or in the process of winding up must be offered a personalised redeployment agreement ("convention de reclassement personnalisé" (CRP)) at the time of their preliminary meeting (companies with more than 1,000 employees are required to implement redeployment leave provisions

The Law on the Modernisation of the Labour Market

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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

Law on conditions for the redeployment of employees at risk of redundancy

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
  • -
  • August 12 2010

French case law has defined a principle whereby if considering terminating employees on economic grounds, the employer must search for and propose to employees any appropriate redeployment opportunities within the company and the group to which the company belongs

Tax planning for redundancies

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France, United Kingdom
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  • March 31 2009

Unfortunately, in the current economic conditions many European employers cannot avoid making redundancies

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

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
  • -
  • 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

French court adopts narrow interpretation of CNIL's whistleblowing rules

  • Bird & Bird
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  • France
  • -
  • November 22 2007

The first level Civil Court of Nanterre published a decision on 19 October 2007 regarding Dassault Systems' whistleblowing scheme