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Is a pre-election memorandum of understanding which does not satisfy the double majority condition stipulated by the Labour Code necessarily irregular?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • France
  • October 26 2011

The local branch of the CGT union applied to the Magistrates’ Court of Martigues for an order cancelling pre-election memoranda of understanding and the elections of staff representatives and members of the works committee


Is a trial period of six months, renewable once, excessive?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • France
  • February 21 2012

An employee was recruited as a shop manager with executive status


To what degree may a social plan providing for voluntary departures not include redeployment measures?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • France
  • February 21 2012

In the course of reorganisation, a company outsourced one of its departments


Is the designation of a post as top management extensive?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • France
  • February 21 2012

A female employee taken on in the role of “manager of the men’s collection” by a company in the clothing sector with an executive status and the highest rank under the relevant collective bargaining agreement, claimed back pay for overtime after her dismissal


News flash: agreements setting up all-inclusive working time in days based on the collective bargaining agreement for the chemical industries do not meet the conditions for validity imposed by case law
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • France
  • February 21 2012

By a ruling of 29 June 2011 (Cass. Soc. 29 June 2011, no. 09-71107), the French Supreme Court stated the principle whereby any agreement providing for an all-inclusive working time in days would have to be based upon a collective bargaining agreement whose provisions ensure that the guarantee of maximum working hours and also of daily and weekly rest periods is respected


May an employee receiving at least 10 of the votes in the first round of works elections when affiliated to one trade union be validly appointed as the union representative of another trade union?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • France
  • October 26 2011

When affiliated with the CFDT, an employee obtained at least 10 of the votes cast in the first round of elections to a works committee held on 19 February 2010


May a trade union affiliated with a national category-based inter-professional confederation put forward candidates in various representative bodies?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • France
  • October 26 2011

The company France Loisirs challenged before the Magistrates’ Court the right of the CFE-CGC, a trade union representing managerial staff in the publishing, bookselling and broadcasting industries, to present lists of candidates within the “employees” representative body in the first round of elections to the works committee and staff representative elections


Publication of the Decree relating to the contribution to legal aid
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • France
  • October 26 2011

From now on, any proceedings initiated before a court pertaining to civil, commercial, labor, social or rural matters or before an administrative court are subject to the payment of a fee of 35 Euros


In order to assess the influence of a trade union, is it permissible to take into account the actions of such trade union when it was affiliated with a confederation of trade unions from which it subsequently disaffiliated?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • France
  • October 26 2011

The trade union SNRTGS, which was affiliated to the CFTC until June 2009, in letters dated 2 April 2010 appointed an employee as union representative and central union representative