Employment law

LexCase’s Employment Law Department is the businesses’ partner regarding the implementation of their Human Resources management policy, in order to protect their interests and to help them optimize their labour relations.

LexCase’s legal services can be provided either on a case by case basis or with a retainer arrangement enabling more regular advice and support to HR management. The department works in close relation with clients’ HR services according to their expectations.

Individual labor relations:

  • Drafting employment contracts, including contracts for employees in an international mobility situation
  • Disciplinary and employment termination procedures
  • Mutually-agreed employment termination procedures (“ruptures conventionnelles”)
  • Settlements
  • Assistance in mediation proceedings

Collective labor relations:

  •  Employers’ obligations and relations with employee representative bodies:
    • Elections of employee and union representatives
    • Powers of employee representative bodies (IRPs)
    • Representation of separate business units (UES) (economic and employee unit)
  • Collective bargaining with union representatives
  • Assistance in drafting collective labour agreements regarding:
    • Working hours
    • Working from home agreements
    • Employee savings: profit-sharing, incentive plans, PEE (company savings plan) and PER (company retirement savings plan)
  • Procedures with government employment inspectorate and social security bodies (Urssaf):
    • Assistance with audits
    • Challenging decisions and appeals
    • Implementation of benefit and pension schemes
  •  Labour relations during restructurings, mergers and acquisitions:

Impact of a restructuring on employment:

    • Harmonization of conditions of employment in merged entities
    • Procedures for collective redundancies and job-saving plans
    • Employment audits
    • Due diligence reports
    • Consultation with employee representative bodies
  •  Health and safety legislation and procedures :
    • Assistance with the implementation of the risk assessment document (“document unique d’évaluation des risques”)
    • Crisis management after accidents at work
    • Proceedings before the judicial tribunal and/or criminal courts
    • Implementation of delegations of authority

Civil and criminal litigation:

  • Employment claims and disputes before the civil courts and tribunals:
    • Employment Tribunal (“Conseil de Prud’hommes)
    • Social Division of the Judicial Tribunal (“Tribunal judiciaire – Pôle Social”)
    • Court of Appeal
  • Criminal proceedings related to employment, labour relations, health & safety and other matters in the:
    • Magistrates Court (“Tribunal de Police”)
    • Criminal Court (“Tribunal Correctionnel”)

LexCase also regularly organizes training on these topics on its LexFormation platform.