Employment Law France

Short course


£ 550 + VAT


  • Type

    Short course

  • Duration

    1 Day

This seminar provides key insights into the employment law framework governing France and through a case study led approach equips participants with the skills and knowledge to operate for success in this country. You will also gain access to an expert who will advise you on latest changes and key issues HR must be aware of. Suitable for: Company directors, personnel and HR managers, employee relations professionals, in-house counsel, lawyers, line managers and anyone with responsibility for staff in France

About this course

"Thought provoking and very useful" HR Manager - Amlin

"Very well administered and delivered relevant and applicable seminar" Managing Partner - Harvey Camford LLP

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  • Employment Law
  • HR Practices

Teachers and trainers (1)

Pascal Lagoutte

Pascal Lagoutte

Founding Partner: President of Capstan

Course programme

09:00 - Registration and coffee
09:30 - An overview of the employment law framework in France
· The French legal system
· Trends and developments

09:45 - Hiring employees in France - what are the key issues to consider?

· Typical employment contracts
· Fixed term contracts - new type of contract: what are the binding terms of agreement?
· New regulations concerning trial periods
· The difference between ordinary employees and executives
· Key recruitment tips: the use of personal questions, references, notice periods

10:30 - Coffee

10:45 - Working time
· Part-time and full-time work
· The 35-hour week
· Examining potential pitfalls

11:45 - Dealing with discrimination

· What are the general non-discrimination rules operating in France?
· Penalties and remedies
· HR best practice advice
· Forthcoming changes to anti-discrimination law

12:30 - Lunch

13:30 - Discipline, grievances and dismissals
· Defining disciplinary sanctions
· Getting to grips with internal regulations
· What is the procedure for implementing disciplinary sanctions?
· Dismissals: 'real and serious cause', 'personal cause' and 'economic cause'
· Dismissal rights and settlement agreements
· Amicable termination

14:30 - Employment tribunals and the courts

· Labour court organisation in France
· Representation before the labour courts
· Statute of limitations
· Typical damages and costs

15:30 - Tea

15:45 - What's on the horizon?
· Future developments in labour law
· Concerns for employers

16:15 - Questions and answers

16:30 - End of seminar

Employment Law France

£ 550 + VAT