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  • Littler Global Guide - France - Q3 2019

    A decree, dated July 26, 2019, has set a principle of modulation of employers’ contribution to the mandatory unemployment scheme (between 3 and 5.05%) depending on the number of contract terminations. All terminations count, except resignations and a few State-aided contracts.

  • Littler Global Guide - France - Q2 2019

    Index on Equal Remuneration Between Women and Men - New Order or Decree - Pursuant to Decree No. 2019-382, dated April 29, 2019, each company over 50 employees must calculate the salary gaps between women and men and publish the results on their website.

  • French Supreme Court Validates Statutory Scale of Compensation for Unfair Dismissal Cases

    Since September 24, 2017, the compensation to which employees are entitled in unjust dismissal actions in France has been governed by a statutory scale with minimum and maximum amounts. The amount of the severance, expressed in months of salary, varies depending on the employee's seniority and number of employees at the company.

  • Littler Global Guide - France - Q1 2019

    A new provision of the French social security code (Article L.241-17) reduces employers’ social contributions on overtime. This reduction, which was enacted by a Law on Emergency Measures in response to the “yellow vests” movement, does not apply when the payment of overtime replaces a different type of remuneration already in place.

  • Littler Global Guide - France - Q3 2018

    New “Essoc” Law - New Legislation Enacted - Law No. 2018-727 of August 10, 2018, (“Essoc” law, for a State in the service of a society of trust) allows companies to correct a mistake without penalty, provided it is the first involuntary mistake.

  • Littler Global Guide - France - Q2 2018

    Supreme Court Rejects Integration of Commuting Time - Precedential Decision by Judiciary or Regulatory Agency - The French Supreme Court recently dismissed an itinerant worker’s request for overtime based on integrating his commute.

  • Working Time and Commutes in France

    France’s labor code does not ordinarily consider an employee’s commute as effective working time. When the commute’s length surpasses the usual trip between one's home and the workplace, however, the employee must be compensated with either time or money. This leaves room for questions regarding employees who are constantly on the move: Is their transit working or rest time? And should it be...

  • France's Department of Labor Issues Guidance on New Corporate Social Responsibility Obligations

    Following the introduction of new corporate social responsibility obligations for collaborative platforms towards independent workers, the French Department of Labor published guidance to clarify the scope of this responsibility.

  • Release of Plans to Reform French Labor Law Makes Waves

    French President Emmanuel Macron's boldest mission, reforming France's nearly untouchable labor laws, received mixed reviews as his plans went public late last week. The changes would promote negotiation at a company level and without unions, add a voice for small businesses, and create easier ways to hire and fire employees.

  • Decrypting the New Whistleblower Law in France

    On December 9, 2016, France enacted a statute broadly granting whistleblower protections to employees. This new law represents the next step in the evolution of such protections in France. The focus on this area of law originated with the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which triggered—or at least contributed to—an increased interest, from both the public and lawmakers, concerning the status of...

  • Sorting out the Truth About the Right to Disconnect in France

    Introduced on August 8, 2016 and effective since January 1, 2017, the “El Khomri law” (named after the French Labor Minister) or “loi travail” granted employees in France the "right to disconnect" from digital devices. Although media reports made it seem as if this were yet another onerous rule for employers to comply with in France, these reports may have oversimplified the law.

  • Top 10 Issues to Consider When Posting Workers in France

    “Posting of workers,” a common practice within the European Union, refers to the assignment of an employee to work in another EU Member State (the "host country") on a temporary basis. Under this arrangement, also known as a secondment, the posted employee works in the host country but does not become fully integrated into the host country’s labor market.

  • Proposed French Law Would Impose New Due Diligence Obligations on Certain Employers and Their Supply Chains

    On November 29, 2016, France’s National Assembly adopted the text of a bill (the “Bill”) that, if enacted, would create new due diligence obligations for large French companies regarding their subsidiaries’ and supply chain members’ labor practices.

  • More CNIL Guidance for Multinationals Seeking to Comply with SOX & Dodd-Frank

    United States employers operating in France often face a dilemma. While they may be bound by the whistleblowing requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ("SOX") and its Dodd-Frank amendments,1 they also are bound by the data privacy requirements of French law, which can be at odds with U.S. whistleblowing laws. The French data protection authority (La Commission Nationale de l'Informatique

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