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French employment law training

Who should attend

This French employment law training 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. A prior knowledge of French employment law is not required to attend this course.


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 advising International and in particular UK clients, this introductory course will provide an overview of French employment law, highlighting key areas and giving you practical insights.

If your organisation is, or is likely to, set up operations in France then you must ensure that you have an understanding of key French employment law as well as information on employment conditions and procedures.


Please note that this course programme will run over two afternoons (2 x 3 hour course sessions). Day 1 will take place on 16 March and Day 2 will take place on 18 March 2021.


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

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.


Speaker details to follow.

Cost: £449

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Group discount:

10% discount for delegate 2 and subsequent delegates.

Select a date

16/03/2021 - 18/03/2021
Virtual online training course
14:00 - 17:00 (Local time)