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Staff don’t expect to return to office before June

Office workers across Europe do not expect to return to the workplace until at least the summer, according to a survey.

France: Just Eat to hire workers on permanent contracts

4 Feb 2021

Food delivery firm Just Eat is hiring 4,500 of its delivery workers on permanent contracts in France, with benefits including holiday pay and pensions.

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Man charged after HR murders in France

1 Feb 2021

An unemployed engineer has been charged with murder after fatally shooting two people in France – including an HR manager...

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Banker who never returned from three-year sabbatical wins unfair dismissal case

16 Dec 2020

A banker working for Societe Generale was unfairly dismissed after he failed to return after a three-year sabbatical.
The employee,...

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Paris fined for recruiting too many women

16 Dec 2020

Paris city authorities have been fined €90,000 for recruiting too many women into senior roles and breaching the country’s rules...

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Private sector pay optimism grows for 2021

3 Dec 2020

Private sector workers are set to receive average pay rises of 2.4% in 2021, up from an average of 2.2%...

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RSA: UK should adopt France’s partial activity scheme

12 Oct 2020

The UK's response to the coronavirus job threat must take into account the risk of automation. Other countries have shown how UK schemes can be improved.

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‘I went to get a Covid-19 test and now I’ve lost my job’

5 Oct 2020

Worker in France who didn't know he had Covid-19 despite taking a test was dismissed for serious misconduct.

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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?

10 Jun 2020

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

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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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