Baker McKenzie partner Ben Ho introduces Nadege Dallais to talk about employment laws in France and give an overview of what has changed in 2017 as well as what we can expect for the year ahead.
- It should become easier for international companies in France to demonstrate that they are experiencing financial difficulties when trying to support economic dismissals.
- Damages in connection with unfair dismissals will become a bit more predictable because French law now places both a floor and a ceiling on the amount of damages available.
- Employee representation will become more simplified with employee delegates, health and safety committee and works councils being merged into one social and economic committee known as the CSE.
- In-house collective bargaining agreements should introduce more flexibility to employers because they will now be able to govern areas that historically were only set by law.
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