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In companies with fewer than 300 employees, is the representative of the trade union section automatically trade union representative to the Works Council?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • France
  • January 25 2012

An employee is appointed representative of the trade union section by the CFE-CGC trade union within an economic and social unit (UES


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


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


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 an employer entitled to freely access files which an employee has stored in a folder entitled “my documents”?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • France
  • June 19 2012

An employee was dismissed for serious fault for having misused his personal computer by recording photographs of a pornographic nature and videos of other employees taken against their will


May an employer examine the telephone statements of a protected employee i.e. an employee protected against dismissal?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • France
  • June 19 2012

A protected employee brought a case before the labour court seeking a court-ordered termination of his employment contract on the basis, in particular, that his employer had not respected his status of protected employee when it consulted the list of his telephone calls made on the mobile phone with which the company had provided him