Understanding French Labor Law
will bring you much closer to understanding the more formal and highly regulated relationship between employers and employees in France. It is widely believed that the direct and indirect legislation weigh heavily in favour of the employee, not the employer.
From the perspective of the employer, they are constrained by provisions set out in the Collective Bargaining Agreements, as well at codified collection of French labor laws known as the Code de Travail. Generally speaking, Collective Bargaining Agreements relate to a particular sector of industry or commerce and tend to set out in much greater detail the scope of the relationship between employer and employee.
Since the events of Sept. 11 and the subsequent slowdown of the world economy, many foreign companies have been forced into layoffs at subsidiaries in France. As layoffs and redundancies are strictly regulated, to obtain current and accurate information about the appropriate procedures under
French Labor Laws / Employment Law (Employer) Information
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