Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to France as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

France: Will 2023 see pensions reform at last?

One of President Macron’s key promised reforms when he first came to office in 2017 was the raising of the state retirement age …

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France: Partial transfer of an undertaking

Transfer of undertakings – how does the law apply where there is a partial transfer within the context of a diversified group? The French Administrative Supreme Court has determined that where there is a company consisting of a number of distinct businesses, it is still possible to define an ‘autonomous economic entity’ which has its own objectives, retains its identity on transfer, and is pursued by the new employer …

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France: Declining support does not diminish union demands

The French State postal organization, La Poste, has just undertaken elections for Joint Administrative Commissions and Joint Consultative Commissions (CAP and CCP) …

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France: Internal investigations during an employment dispute

Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation) has ruled several times recently on internal investigations during an employment dispute …

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France: Paid leave increase for Allianz staff

The insurance company Allianz has decided to extend paternity leave to five weeks and maternity leave to 22 weeks (6 weeks more than legally required) for its 12,000 French staff …

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France: Continued optimism as fundamentals collapse

French companies often cling optimistically to the status quo, even as storm clouds gather …

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France: Period of freedom for employers to reward employees in a tax efficient way

Employers are reminded that under the revised finance law and emergency measures to protect purchasing power, a number of temporary changes have been made to bonuses, overtime and government deductions …

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France: New whistleblower provisions

New whistleblower provisions have just come into force …

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France: Government cutting unemployment benefits in 2023

Under the current benefits system, an employee who loses their job may claim benefits for up to two years, or for three years if they are over the age 55 – until retirement age …

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France: Employers must be very careful when declaring redundancies in France

One way redundancies are commonly challenged is to fall back on Article L1233-3 of the Labour Code and relevant case law to establish doubt that criteria are met …

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France: EDF reaches tentative wage deal with unions in bid to end strike

Electricite de France SA is now waiting to hear if a deal with unions will be ratified in an employee vote …

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France: Two unions sign agreement with TotalEnergies

Break in deadlock as TotalEnergies reaches agreement with unions CFE-CGC and CFDT …

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France: Fuel shortages hit road network

Vehicle fleet managers, road transport managers and mobile sales and service executives should note that strikes at oil refineries have led to an end to the supply of fuel to a growing number of petrol stations …

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France: New whistleblowing law

The law to improve the protection of whistleblowers has just come into force …

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France: Fuel discounts to reduce burden of rising motoring costs

Between now and the end of October 2022, the government’s “fuel discount” will be 30 cents (US$0 …

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