[LABOUR LAW] The “Rebsamen” law: reforming the system of personnel representation in the aim of improving performance in French companies

The French government has endorsed the reflection of the ILO according to which a “productive social dialogue” is likely to “favor labor-related peace and stability and stimulate the economy”. In an in-depth impact assessment, the government describes a deficient social dialogue that: – is inexistent in companies with fewer than 11 employees, for which the…

[LABOUR LAW] Law n. 2014-790 of July 10, 2014 or the reinforced regulations on subcontracting under labor law

To be lawful, the regulatory process with which an entrepreneur (client or contractor) must comply when subcontracting the performance of the entirety or part of a service assumes, specific know-how on the part of the subcontractor, flat-rate remuneration of the subcontractor (this, as opposed to a price calculated based on the number of hours necessary…

[RESTRUCTURING] The closing of sites in France: Stop the interference in the economic and social management of subsidiaries

The labour chamber of the “Cour de Cassation” (French supreme court) has gained notoriety in recent years in several highly-publicized cases1 by a series of rulings against foreign parent companies of a group of companies, ordering the payment of redundancy compensation and damages to employees of their French subsidiary following the closing of a site or…