An employee’s right to his image is an essential component of his fundamental rights to privacy and respect for his person. This right is protected by article 9 of the Civil Code. Under article L.1221-1 of the Labour Code, an employment contract is an ... read more
France will host the Olympic Games from July 26 to August 11, 2024, followed by the Paralympic Games from August 28 to September 8, 2024. Faced with this exceptional situation, labor law had to adopt exceptional measures and needs to adapt to the demands ... read more
The Court of Cassation confirmed this in three cases handed down on 27 September 2023 (1). These three Court of Cassation cases provide an opportunity to review the employer’s obligations in the event of variable pay being awarded to an employee. • ... read more
Faced with the abundance of litigation concerning the monitoring of employee activity by the employer, our labour Law team has taken an interest in the contours of this power. A ruling handed down on September 6 by the Court of Cassation (1) clarifies the ... read more
The practice of the “golden hello”, sign-on bonus, consists of paying an employee newly recruited by a company a certain financial incentive on signing their employment contract. It is sometimes provided in the employment contract that the ... read more
In the absence of a regulation in the Constitution, of a definition in the Labor Code and because of the abundance of litigation due to the exercise of the right to strike, jurisprudence has progressively defined a precise, albeit evolving, framework of the ... read more
According to a recent decision by the French Court of Cassation (1), an airline steward being denied boarding because of his long braided hair tied up in a chignon on the grounds that his hairstyle didn’t meet company regulations, is deemed a form of ... read more
On 23 November 2022, the French Court of Cassation decided that, under certain conditions, the time mobile workers spend travelling from home to work and work to home may be considered actual work time. In this case, the Court overturned the previous ... read more
The time people devote to work is a concern that lawmakers regularly examine. Since the start of the 19th century, a large number of laws have been passed to regulate working time. A first attempt at implementing the four-day working week paid the same as a ... read more
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