Seyfarth Shaw LLP (JD Supra France)
New Trade Secrets Law for France
On July 31st, 2018, France adopted a law on trade secret protection, loi n°2018-670 (hereafter “French Trade Secret Law“). The aim of this French Trade Secret Law is to offer companies protection for their economic and strategic information.
French Employment Law Reforms Awaited Under Macron’s Presidency
Seyfarth Synopsis: French Employers should brace themselves for changes in the employment and labour law arena. However at this stage nothing is set in stone, and any reforms may be slow in coming. As France does not have the equivalent of a US “Presidential Decree,” Macron’s government will need to get the Parliament’s buy in.
Macron: The Winding Road to Labour Reforms
On 14 May 2017, French President-elect Emmanuel Macron with a strong 66% majority officially started his five year mandate. His first duty was to appoint a Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, a Conservative, who will now form a new government. Shortly thereafter, however, the Parliamentary elections of 11 and 18 June 2017 may lead to a government reshuffle to reflect the new composition of...
France: How to Tackle Religion in the Workplace | France : Quelles réponses apporter à la religion en entreprise
Due to the recent terrorist attacks and headlines on religious extremism across Europe, the question of restricting religious expression in the workplace is becoming more prevalent for French employers. Employers would agree that the workplace should not be a place where religious tensions should arise.
Prevention and Early Intervention: Employers’ New Defences to Harassment Claims in France | Actions préventives et intervention immédiate : les deux maitres-mots des employeurs pour éviter le harcèlement moral en France
In a significant change of direction, the French Supreme Court has held that an employer will not be liable for workplace harassment where it puts in place specific measures prior to and after the harassment taking place. This is a significant change from the previous harassment Court decisions, which were highly criticised by employers and held that health and safety were sacrosanct, so an...
French Employment Law Reforms: Good and Bad News for Employers | Le droit du travail français à la une – bilan mitigé pour les employeurs
Employment law has been in the news headlines for several months as various reforms on working time, employee representation and fixed-term contracts will soon have a significant impact on employers. In a nutshell, two bills (the Macron bill and the Rebsamen bill) are in the process of being adopted and recently, the Prime Minister also announced 18 measures to boost employment in small...