Employment law

LexCase’s Employment Law Department provides advice, assistance and representation to business clients  businesses to support  their human resource policy, 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, including a regular updating service.

We also organize regular training seminars on latest legislative developments and case law in the employment and social security fields.

Lexcase’s services include advice, assistance and representation in the following areas:

Civil and criminal litigation:

  •   Employment claims and disputes before the civil courts and tribunals:
    • Labor Relations Tribunal (“Conseil de Prud’hommmes)
    • Social Security Tribunal (“Tribunal de Grande Instance – Pôle Social”)
    • Civil Court of First Instance (“Tribunal d’Instance”)
    • District Court (“Tribunal de Grande Instance”)
    • Court of Appeal
    • Supreme Court (in conjunction with counsel admitted to plead in the Supreme Court)
  • Criminal proceedings related to employment, labour relations,health & safety and other matters in the:  :
    • Magistrates Court (“Tribunal de Police”)
    • Criminal Court (“Tribunal Correctionnel”)

Individual labor relations:

  • Drafting employment contracts
  • International mobility of employees
  • Disciplinary and employment termination procedures
  • Mutually-agreed employment termination procedures (“rupture conventionnelle”) and settlements

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
  •  Drafting  collective labour agreements :
    • Working hours
    • Employee savings: profit-sharing, incentive plans, PEE (company savings plan) and PERCO (company retirement savings plan)
  •  Procedures with the government employment inspectorate and social security (URSSAF (calculation and collection of social security contributions) :
    • 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  and due diligence reports.
    • Consultation with employee representative bodies (DP, employee representatives.
  •  Health and safety legislation and procedures :
    • Assistance with the implementation of the master risk assessment document (“document unique d’évaluation des risques”)
    • Crisis management after accidents at work
    • Proceedings before the TGI) and/or criminal courts
    • Delegations of authority by senior management to operational managers

Responsable(s) du Département Employment law


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