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  • Mutual Termination Agreements: Between Temptation and Risk for Employers

    Over the past few years, the “individual mutual termination agreement” ("rupture conventionnelle individuelle") has become an increasingly popular method of terminating employment contracts.

  • Secondment of employees in France: What’s new? Review of the new regulations on the secondment of foreign employees in France

    The “Professional Future” law of 5 September 2018 entered fully into force last summer, after publication of decree No. 2019-555 and the order of 4 June 2019, leading to the reform of the system for the secondment of foreign workers in France. Moreover, order No. 2019-116 of 20 February 2019, transposing EU Directive No. 2018/957 of 28 June 2018, provides for new regulations which increase workers’ rights and employer obligations, applicable beginning 30 July 2020.
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  • Bonne nouvelle pour le barème Macron : la cour d’appel de Paris emboite le pas de la Cour de cassation

    Dans la foulée de l’avis rendu par la Cour de cassation le 17 juillet 2019, la cour d’appel de Paris, par un arrêt du 30 octobre 2019, valide à son tour le barème Macron.  
 Ce dispositif légal, qui plafonne les indemnités pouvant être accordées aux salariés licenciés sans cause réelle ou sérieuse, est contesté par les juridictions prud’homales depuis sa mise en place par une ordonnance du 22 septembre 2017.

  • Competition Newsletter November 2019

    The French Competition Authority sanctions a grouping of road hauliers for customer allocation - 
 On October 28, 2019, the French Competition Authority fined the first European grouping for transport and logistics Astre €3.8 million for having implemented since 1997, i.e. over twenty years, an unlawful agreement between its members, aimed as allocating customers, on the grounds of a non-competition obligation. In this decision, the French competition watchdog clarified two aspects of the conditions for the application of the settlement procedure.

  • Nuovi obblighi per le aziende con più di 11 dipendenti in Francia : l’elezione del CSE, istanza di rappresentanza del personale

    Entro il 1° gennaio 2020, tutte le imprese aventi più di 11 dipendenti in Francia devono aver eletto il proprio “Comité social et économique” cd. CSE.

  • Employment Alert – November 2019 - An elected CSE member, whether incumbent or substitute, cannot be appointed as trade union representative on the CSE

    In a decision dated September 11, 2019 (Cass. soc., September 11, 2019, No. 18-23.764), the French Supreme Court ruled that an employee cannot, in a same body and at the same time, hold the deliberative duties of his mandate as CSE member and the advisory duties of his mandate as trade union representative.

  • The French Competition Authority Can Now Be Notified Online of Concentrations

    For concentrations meeting the conditions set forth in Article L. 430-2 of the French Commercial Code, a notification to the French Competition Authority (Autorité de la concurrence) is mandatory. To facilitate merger control procedures, an online pre-notification and notification procedure for concentrations that are eligible for the simplified procedure is available on the internet site of the Competition Authority as of Oct. 18, 2019.

  • Première convention judiciaire d'intérêt public pour fraude fiscale

    La sixième convention judiciaire d’intérêt public (« CJIP ») intervenue depuis la création de ce mode transactionnel par la loi n° 2016-1691 du 9 décembre 2016[1] (« Loi Sapin II ») a été validée le 28 juin 2019 par le tribunal de grande instance de Paris.

  • France Prohibits Use Of Facial Recognition Technology To Control School Entry

    The French Data Protection Authority, CNIL, has prohibited the use of facial recognition to control entry into a school as disproportionate saying that alternative less intrusive means are available, such as badge control.

  • Competition Newsletter October 2019

    The General Court of the European Union validates the principle of the Commission’s approach in the fight against tax advantages to multinationals but orders it to be rigorous - By two decisions, Starbucks and Fiat, of September 24, 2019, the General Court of the European Union has validated the principle of the Commission’s approach in its fight against the tax advantages granted to multinationals by some Member States, in the context of tax advance rulings under state aid rules. However, in the first of these decisions, the Court condemned the Commission for its lack of rigor in demonstrating the illegal aid.

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