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French employment law training


Who should attend

This course is relevant to international HR managers and directors with responsibility for employees in France. It will also be useful to managers and directors who anticipate entering the French market and who need to be aware of their responsibilities to their people.


Based on the Napoleonic code and amended by statute ever since, French employment law is markedly different from the UK’s.

Led by a French employment lawyer with extensive experience and international, in particular UK, clients, this course will give you an insight into the challenges presented by French employment law. The course will help you find the flexibility in legislation that appears complex and rigid.


Please note that this course programme will run over two days (2 x 3 hour course sessions). Day 1 will take place on 06 October and Day 2 will take place on 08 October 2020.


14:00 start; 17:00 close


  • a few misconceptions
  • sources of employment law
  • tax and social security

Getting started

  • recruitment issues
  • contracts of employment
  • collective bargaining agreements
  • typical benefits

Termination of employment

  • dismissal on personal grounds (reasons, procedure, cost)
  • dismissal on economic grounds
  • sanctions
  • mutual termination agreement
  • claims and the employment court
  • settlement agreements


14:00 start; 17:00 close

Working time

  • basic rules
  • overtime
  • managers

Day-to-day employee

  • discipline
  • cultural differences
  • health and safety

Working with employee

  • social and economic committee (election, functioning, role)
  • trade union representatives (role, negotiations obligations


We note that a comfort break will be provided approximately half-way through each course.

Download the full Introduction to French employment law programme.


Speaker details to follow.

Cost: £449

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Group discount:

10% discount for delegate 2 and subsequent delegates.

Online payment discount: 10%

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06/10/2020 - 08/10/2020
14:00 - 17:00 (Local time)

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