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Employment law in France

Our team is experienced in the main aspects of Employment, Labour law and Pensions. We advise large French and international companies in particular on corporate restructuring, collective bargaining, working time, relations with employee representative bodies, employee savings, pay, supplementary social protection and litigation.

Our aim is to help you optimise your strategies and your individual and collective working relationships in order to stimulate your growth. Our lawyers link a strategic understanding of your business sector to a technical expertise in order to support your operational objectives in absolute legal certainty.

More specifically our expertise covers the following main categories:

  • Individual working relations - drafting and managing employment contracts, disciplinary procedures, issues in connection with terminating employment contracts (e.g.: dismissal, contractual termination, negotiated departure),
  • Pay - variable pay, bonus plans, incentive schemes and profit-sharing, stock options, free share awards, managing discrimination and issues of equality of treatment,
  • Collective working relationships - relations with employee representative bodies, procedures for informing and consulting staff representatives, electing staff representatives, collective bargaining and drafting collective agreements as well as company policies, rules of procedure, Codes of conduct,
  • Reorganising and restructuring - collective dismissals for economic reasons, transfers of undertakings, organisational changes in the company,
  • Supplementary social protection - implementing and amending retirement and pension schemes,
  • Social Security contributions - preparation and claim against URSSAF audit activities,
  • Work-related accidents and occupational diseases - prevention, claim support, procedures with the funds and the CRA, checking of and claims against rates,
  • Litigation - before Courts of First Instance and Courts of Appeal (under Employment Law and Social Security Law),
  • Expatriation and secondment - assisting in international mobility of employees.