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France introduces radical labour market reforms
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • May 17 2013

On 14 May 2013, the French Senate passed a controversial new law giving employers greater flexibility to respond to changing economic conditions


Sense and insensibility in French Court employment decisions
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • 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


French Supreme Court rules on “fat cow” clash
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • December 12 2013

Around the world unpleasant email exchanges often result in Employment Tribunal proceedings; however the sheer degree of personal malice evidence in


France gives employers the power to ban alcohol in the office. Santé!
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • July 16 2014

Certain occasions call for a celebratory drink in the workplace - a colleague departing, a deal gone well or perhaps the end of a hard week. Yet from


Recent changes to French SYNTEC Collective Bargaining Agreement the latest instalment
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France, USA
  • July 16 2014

On 3 June 2014 we wrote about the new addendum to the SYNTEC National Collective Bargaining Agreement and the possible implications for French


Increased information obligations to employees in French company takeovers threaten transaction confidentiality
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • October 16 2014

France has recently introduced new rules obliging smaller companies to provide increased information to their employees regarding prospective


New time periods for Works Council consultation in France
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • March 26 2014

A decree providing for new time periods for consultation with Work Councils in France has recently been published


New obligations for French employers on site closures
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • March 12 2014

France's Parliament passed a law on February 24, obliging companies with more than 1,000 employees to prove they have exhausted options for selling a


The puzzling application of employment law to prisoners in France
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • February 19 2013

A recent ruling of the Paris Labour Court has drawn a lot of attention from the press. On February 8th 2013 Mrs. Marilyn Moureau, who was working for


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