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27 April 2016

Mandatory and optional profit-sharing schemes: What changes in 2016?

Law n°2015-990 of August 6, 2015, commonly referred to as the “Macron Law” has amended a number of provisions applicable to mandatory profit-sharing schemes (participation) and optional profit-sharing schemes (intéressement). The amended provisions come into force in 2016. This article provides an overview of the key changes. 1. Alignment of the deadline for payment of […]

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27 January 2016

Do the new rules governing the obligation to search for redeployment opportunities outside the national territory introduced by the Macron Law really alleviate the burden on businesses or is this pure demagogy?

Any and all French companies are required to search for redeployment opportunities before being entitled to dismiss an employee on economic grounds. This search must be carried out not only within the company itself but also within the group to which it belongs, both in France and abroad. Law n° 2015-990 of August 6, 2015, […]

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30 November 2015

Companies subject to the so-called SYNTEC collective bargaining agreement should welcome a recent decision of the Cour de Cassation concerning the termination of trial periods

A decision handed down by the Cour de Cassation (French Supreme Court) on September 16, 2015 (n° 14-16.713) provides an answer to a problem that arose in connection with the termination of a trial period for which the company had to comply with both the “délai de prévenance” (i.e. an advance notice period that must […]

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28 September 2015

Itinerant employees: A new concern on the horizon!

A judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) dated September 10, 2015 (C-266/14) is creating confusion while things could already be considered as cloudy in France in terms of working time duration. This judgment is likely to create a new source of litigation for companies that employ itinerant employees. This judgment, […]

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26 August 2015

Employers have the obligation to ensure the safety of their employees who are on assignment or on travel in a foreign country

A quick look at the website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and, in particular, at the travel advice Section of this website, is sufficient to understand that employees on assignment in a foreign country face multiple risks, such as crime, extreme weather conditions, terrorist attacks, epidemics, volcanic activity, conflicts, kidnappings, etc. The reality […]

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