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Macron scale of damages for unfair dismissal: the lower French industrial tribunals strike back

In two decisions both rendered on 17 July 2019, the French Supreme Court ruled that the Macron scale (a mechanism introduced on 24 September 2017 to provide for caps and floors on damages for unfair dismissal) complies with international conventions ratified by the French government. These decisions were rendered through a specific procedure (demande d’avis) … Continue Reading

Defending Employers Against Corporate Veil Piercing and Tiptoeing Out of France

U.S. employers with French operations must focus carefully on their investments or divestment operations. Through the “joint employer theory,” employees of a French company can now pierce its corporate veil to hold the ultimate parent, even one based in the United States, liable for restructuring costs, including severance packages and damages for unfair dismissal. The French … Continue Reading

Reed Smith Employment Attorney Expands Social Media Advice to France in New Edition of White Paper

Nearly everyone has become a part of the social media phenomenon that includes Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other websites. The growth of social media has been staggering. However, along with that growth comes new legal risks, including employment issues, which we haven’t seen before. As you may know, in fall 2009, we published a social media white … Continue Reading
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