LexBlog France

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2019-10-11

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  • More cash for less time off – a temporary measure to deal with inflation in France

    What helping hand could the French State, traditionally a Welfare state, give to employees with the lowest income and therefore those most affected by inflation? Only a large-scale measure, both attractive to employees and employers, would have had a chance of achieving the dual objective of increasing the purchasing power of employees without jeopardising the...

  • Telephone Solicitation: New Rules Regarding Hours and Frequency Effective in 2023 in France

    As of March 1, 2023, a series of restrictions on telephone solicitation will be added to those already in place in France. Opening hours Telephone canvassing will only be possible on weekdays (excluding public holidays) and only from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. This measure applies even to...

  • Major E. coli, and Salmonella outbreaks highlighted at a conference; investigations ongoing

    Two major foodborne outbreaks have recently been highlighted at a European conference on infectious diseases. Presentations at the European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE) covered an E. coli outbreak from Nestlé pizzas in France and a multi-country monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak due to Ferrero chocolate. In February 2022, Santé Publique France identified...

  • CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS: DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE FRENCH WORKS COUNCIL

    One of the main employment aspects to be taken into consideration in corporate transactions, in particular in multijurisdictional ones, is the potential role of the works councils.  This is a particularly hot topic when it comes to France where the social and economic committee (known as the CSE) has important powers and its involvement can...

  • France Updates its Whistleblower Protection to Transpose the EU Whistleblower Directive

    In December 2016, the “Sapin II” law introduced comprehensive mandatory whistleblowing schemes (amongst other things) for certain private and public sector organizations in France. This law became effective in 2018 and was amended in 2022 to transpose the “EU Whistleblower Directive.” The legal changes came into effect on 1 September 2022, and the implementation decree...

  • There’s nothing wrong about wanting not to have fun at work

    A French employee, fired for refusing to participate in after-work drinks and other “team building” activities, has won the legal right “not to be fun” at work. The man, named in his lawsuit only as “Mr. T,” was fired for “professional incompetence” — specifically his refusal to adhere to the company’s “fun” values. According to...

  • France Fines Discord under GDPR

    The French data privacy authority (DPA) announced that it will fine Discord, Inc. 800,000 euros under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Discord is a social messaging platform popular with gamers, technology enthusiasts, and the LGBTQ+ community. The alleged GDPR breaches include failure to establish a written information security policy and data retention schedule, failure...

  • 5 Questions On Acquisition of Commercial Real Estate- Part I – ITALY

          Acquisition of Commercial Real Estate- Part I – ITALY Aliant Guide on Acquisiton of Commercial Real Estate was created by Aliant’s Real Estate Practice Group, where our experienced and well established lawyers from France, Italy, Finland, Cyprus, and Lithuania have answered some fundamental and up-to-date questions on how to acquire commercial real...

  • How the EU’s Draft Gender Balance Directive Compares with France’s Labour Code

    Béatrice Pola, French & EU Employment Group partner, authored an article titled “How the EU’s Draft Gender Balance Directive Compares with France’s Labour Code” in IEL (International Employment Lawyer).

  • Monthly wrap up: France

    In our latest monthly wrap up we highlight some of the key regulatory papers published by the Autorité Des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) during the period 20 September to 2 November 2022. Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani appointed Chair of the AMF By decree of the President of the...

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