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What are the differences between British and French laws on collective redundancies?

What are the differences between British and French laws on collective redundancies?

In the view of the global economic recession, international employers should know their legal responsibilities in different countries. Alain-Christian Monkam...

How Europe is supporting workers in the coronavirus outbreak

20 Mar 2020

As chancellor Rishi Sunak prepares to announce plans to support the wages of millions of worker we look at similar schemes in their infancy on the Continent.

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Uber drivers in France are employees

6 Mar 2020

Uber drivers in France are employees and not self-employed, the country’s highest court has confirmed.
The landmark ruling, which confirms...

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Former France Télécom managers jailed following staff suicides

20 Dec 2019

French telecom company Orange and three former senior executives have been found guilty of collective moral harassment in the way...

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Warnings as Brexit and China stifle recruitment firms

8 Oct 2019

Two of the UK’s largest recruitment firms have both issued lacklustre trading statements as market conditions deteriorate, a trend confirmed with the latest data from the UK resourcing industry.

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France faces tough battle over pension reform

13 Sep 2019

Paris has been crippled by public transport strikes today in response to moves by the French government to implement pension reform.

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Telecoms giant awaits verdict on top executives in staff suicides case

12 Jul 2019

A trial of senior executives could lead to jail sentences over a wave of suicides as employees suffered appalling levels of workplace stress

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Whistleblowing culture ‘firmly entrenched’ in the UK

16 May 2019

Although 35% of UK businesses have no system in place for whistleblowing, a comparison with other economically similar nations in Europe shows that the UK is ahead of the curve.

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Germany lags behind as gender pay gap narrows

27 Mar 2019

The UK’s slight gender pay gap narrowing means it is in step with other economically similar nations. But Germany has...

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How smartphones can land employers in the dock

13 Aug 2018

Smartphones are encouraging employees to exceed the number of hours they are contracted to work, which in some cases could...

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Ban on religious dress can be justified, says European Court

14 Mar 2017

An employer can justify a ban on religious dress that prevents a Muslim woman from wearing an Islamic headscarf (hijab)...

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right-to-disconnect

Could the UK follow the French and introduce a right to disconnect?

18 Jan 2017

French workers can now negotiate with their employer on limiting their access to emails and other work activity outside of...

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Employers cannot ban Muslim headscarves, says Advocate General

13 Jul 2016

An employer cannot have a blanket ban on religious dress that prevents a Muslim woman from wearing an Islamic headscarf...

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Employment law in France: five fascinating features

8 Jul 2016

What are the key things international employers need to know about employment law in France? Laura Merrylees looks at five...

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Employers can ban Muslim headscarves at work, says EU lawyer

31 May 2016

An employer can prevent a Muslim employee from wearing an Islamic headscarf if the ban is based on a general...

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