The French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation) has held that termination by agreement signed with an employee who is on maternity leave is indeed lawful (Cass. soc. 25 mars 2015 n° 14-10.149 FP-PB).
Where employer and employee enter into a compromise agreement further to constructive dismissal, income tax will not be levied on the settlement, provided the employee can show that the employer had, de facto, dismissed him unfairly (prise d’acte assimilable à licenciement sans cause réelle et sérieuse – Conseil d’Etat, April 1st 2015 n° 365253).
May 12th: The French Senate approves the Macron Bill, proposing to alter the law on Sunday work, company savings plans and collective redundancy. The Bill has been sent up to a Joint Committee (Commission Mixte Paritaire) to convene on June 3rd, tasked with drafting a bill acceptable to both Chambers. In companies where workforce strength […]
The European Union’s Youth Employment Initiative 2013 (YEI), launched to address the occupational challenges of young adults, is moving forward. The YEI is designed to allow the Member States to improve their policies by providing additional funding to fight youth unemployment, which has risen to unprecedented levels – the unemployment rates for young people in […]
The European Commission recently presented a new initiative to better protect over 217 million workers in the EU from work-related accidents and diseases. The Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020 identifies key challenges and strategic objectives for health and safety at work, presents fundamental actions and identifies crucial instruments to address these […]
On January 11th, 2013 a national agreement between unions of employees and employers was signed, bringing significant changes to the country’s Labor Law. A law was necessary in order for its provisions to enter into force. The Law ”for the Security of Employment” (Loi de Sécurisation de l’Emploi) of June 14th 2013 intends to provide […]
Linked you will find a document that covers the following topics: French unions and businesses reached an agreement with significant impact on country’s labor laws More protection for employees Access to supplementary heath care coverage Increase in social security & welfare charges paid by employers for short-term contracts Staff representatives’ information on prospects & strategic […]