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Paternity Leave Provisions in France

Paternity Leave Provisions in France Just as we described when summarising the provisions for maternity leave in French workplaces, paternity leave is taken in two separate parts. However, the combined…

French Employment Law: Health and Safety at Work

Article L4121-1 of the French Labour Code states: “The employer shall take the necessary measures to ensure the safety and protect the physical and mental health of workers.” Such measures…

How to Manage Maternity Leave in France

Although all pregnant employees are entitled to maternity leave in France – and indeed must legally take at least some – the exact procedure depends on a range of circumstances.…

Working Overtime in France: A Brief Guide for Employers

France’s legal 35-hour working week officially places it alongside those countries with the shortest legal working weeks in Europe.  However, in general French employees do not automatically stop working once…

French Employment: Explaining Conventions Collectives

Conventions collectives are written agreements, which are entered into between at least one employee representative trade union and at least one employer representative.  These agreements govern the individual and collective…
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