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Employment Law France

Gain an understanding of French employment law in practice and acquire the knowledge and confidence to deal effectively with cross-border HR issues

Participants: Maximum 30
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Price: £295 + VAT    
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Employment Law France - ½ Day course
9.30 am to 1.00pm


*** Important Updates****

Please note that the 2021 courses will be now delivered virtually. Contact us on 020 7549 2549 or email for more information and to book. Price: £295+VAT | €345+VAT | $395+VAT

If your organisation is, or is likely to, set up operations in France then you must ensure that you have an appreciation of key French employment laws as well as reliable information on employment conditions, policies and procedures.

Led by experts, this interactive seminar provides an overview of the French employment law scene and highlights how employment law in France differs from other countries.

  • Gain an understanding of employment law and practice in France
  • Gain access to country-specific HR expertise combined with excellent networking opportunities
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills to deal effectively with international employment law issues

09:30 An overview of the employment law framework in France

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

  • Typical employment contracts
  • Key issues in employment contracts (trial periods, remuneration, non-compete, etc.)
  • Mandatory HR documents

Working time and leave

  • The 35-hour week
  • Part-time and full-time work
  • Managing sick leaves and potential pitfalls


Employee representatives

  • Designated employee representatives
  • Elected employee representatives
  • Collective bargaining

Employment tribunals and the courts

  • Labour court organisation in France
  • Statute of limitations

12:45 Questions and Answers

13:00 Close of seminar

Caroline Mouriquand

Caroline Mouriquand

Working as a bilingual associate in Bird & Bird International HR Services Group, Caroline assists clients with all issues in labour relations, both in an advisory capacity and acting in litigation.

She specialises in advising on all aspects of French employment law, with the ambition of making the ever changing legislation easy to grasp for local and international companies.

She advises companies in both individual employee matters (with covers the beginning of the employment relationship via drafting employment contracts, to the end of the relationship by assisting throughout termination processes, settlement negotiations etc.) and collective employee matters (social security audits, working time regulations, annual negotiations, elections etc.)

She also has experience in conducting training for human resources and represent companies before all types of courts in France for employment-related litigation.

Directors, HR and personnel professionals, lawyers, in-house legal counsel, line managers with responsibility for staff in France

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Special offers

Multiple booking discount

Receive a 20% discount when you book more than one event, or book more than one person on the same event. Please note this discount only applies to the lesser priced booking and when all bookings are placed together.

Registered charities

You are entitled to a 25% discount on your booking if you are a registered charity. This discount will show on your invoice once your booking is submitted. You will need your charity registration number for the booking form.

Technology is bringing about seismic shifts in how we communicate on both a personal and business level. This is particularly evident in how learning is consumed and JSB is committed to delivering its L&D services in a way that optimises all appropriate technology.

In each case participants receive a documentation pack which includes any presentation material alongside a supporting narrative giving useful background information.

Choose the right approach for you:

Face-to-face attendance

The most valuable form of learning delivery continues to be the face-to-face classroom-based event. Engaging with expert speakers and fellow participants in relaxed two-way discussion in a distraction-free environment offers a valuable and practical learning experience.

All JSB programmes take place in top venues in central London and participants report that they greatly value the opportunities that these events provide for learning and networking.

Virtual classroom participation

We frequently welcome participants from overseas to our London events. However, we recognise that HR professionals who are responsible for managing workforces in these countries will not always be able to make the financial and time investment necessary to attend JSB events when they run in London. You will have the opportunity to submit questions to the speaker throughout the event and will get access to the slides and documentation in exactly the same way as those in the room. All you need is a standard domestic broadband connection.

On demand access

Should you find that you can’t wait until the next event on your chosen topic, you can access a full recording of a recent live event. Again, full slides and documentation will be provided. This is an option for those who cannot attend an event on a particular day. Moreover if the learning is to be of practical value it is often the case that even those who participated on the day welcome the opportunity of accessing the material in the weeks and months following the event. It’s a great way to share content with colleagues too.

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