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Labour and Employment Compliance in France, Eighth edition

By Pascale Lagesse


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Detailed attention to compliance with labour and employment laws is crucial for success in setting up business in a foreign country. This book – one of a series derived from Kluwer’s matchless publication International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook – focuses on the relevant laws and regulations in France. It is thoroughly practical in orientation. Employers and their counsel can be assured that it fulfills the need for accurate and detailed knowledge of laws in France on all aspects of employment, from recruiting to termination, working conditions, compensation and benefits to collective bargaining.

The volume proceeds in a logical sequence through such topics as the following:

  • written and oral contracts
  • interviewing and screening
  • evaluations and warnings
  • severance pay
  • reductions in force
  • temporary workers
  • trade union rights
  • wage and hour laws
  • employee benefits
  • workers’ compensation
  • safety and environmental regulations
  • immigration law compliance
  • restrictive covenants
  • anti-discrimination laws
  • employee privacy rights
  • dispute resolution
  • recordkeeping requirements

A wealth of practical features such as checklists of do’s and don’ts, step-by-step compliance measures, applicable fines and penalties, and much more contribute to the book’s day-to-day usefulness. Easy to understand for lawyers and non-lawyers alike, this book is sure to be welcomed by business executives and human resources professionals, as well as by corporate counsel and business lawyers.

Publish Date 09/01/2020
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403525440
SKU 10058148-0004
Table of Contents


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Legal Compliance in France

1. Legal Framework: Employment Laws

2. Recruiting, Interviewing, Screening and Hiring Employees

3. Contracts of Employment

4. ‘Precarious’ Employment Contracts

5. Managing Performance/Conduct

6. Disciplinary Power of the Employer

7. Mutual Termination Agreement

8. Termination of an Employment Contract for Personal Reasons

9. Layoffs, Reductions in Workforce and/or Redundancies as a Result of Job Eliminations or Other Restructuring

10. Transfers of Undertakings

11. Employee Representative Bodies

12. Trade Unions

13. Collective Bargaining

14. Industrial Action

15. Working Conditions: Hours of Work and Payment of Wages – By Statute or Collective Agreements

16. Other Working Conditions and Benefits Provided for by Law, Collective Bargaining Agreements or Company Policy

17. Workers’ Compensation

18. Company’s Obligation to Provide a Safe and Healthy Workplace

19. Immigration, Secondment and Foreign Assignment

20. Restrictive Covenants, Protection of Trade Secrets and Confidential Information and Non-compete Agreements

21. Implementation of Whistleblowing Systems

22. Prohibition of Discrimination in the Workplace

23. Smoking in the Workplace

24. Use of Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace

25. Matters Related to Health and Diseases Such as AIDS, HIV, SARS, Blood-Borne Pathogens

26. Dress and Grooming Requirements

27. Privacy, Technology and Transfer of Personal Data

28. Workplace Investigations Following Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment, Fraud, Theft and Whistleblowing

29. Affirmative Action/Non-discrimination Requirements

30. Resolution of Discrimination, Employment and Labour Disputes: Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation

31. Employer Recordkeeping, Data Protection and Employee Access to Personal Data and Records

32. Required Notices, Postings and Union Boards\