16 May 2016
Government plans to combat high levels of unemployment, controversial revisions to the Labour Code, negotiations about unemployment insurance schemes and the impact of digitalisation on working life are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in France in the first quarter of 2016.
10 May 2016
Tax reforms welcomed by social partners, failed negotiations over working time legislation, a slight decrease in unemployment levels, and reforms to parental leave allowance are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Luxembourg in the first quarter of 2016.
05 May 2016
A study published by the Research Department of the Ministry of Labour revealed that 10.4% of employees – 2.247 million people – were exposed to at least one harmful substance in 2010. However, the number of employees exposed to such substances has decreased since 2003 and protective measures have been strengthened.
14 April 2016
On 8 December 2015, following lengthy consultations, the government and all representative social partners at national level adopted the third Workplace health plan. The plan has two key objectives: to reinforce a culture of risk prevention and to improve the quality of working conditions.
08 March 2016
In a bid to deal with the continuous increase in the number of unemployed, the government has launched a new plan to boost employment. On 18 January, French President Francois Hollande presented a plan to boost employme...
02 March 2016
A new union, UNSA- SCP-VTC, was launched in October 2015 to cover chauffeur services that are not affiliated with taxi companies – specifically drivers working for Uber.
09 February 2016
The government pursues its strategy to restructure industrial sectors that began in 2014, in an effort to reduce their number and increase their coverage in terms of number of employees. As part of its plan to reduce the number of ind...
21 January 2016
On 4 November, the government presented the outline of its bill, 'A labour code for the 21st century' ,aimed at reforming the French labour code.
16 December 2015
A dispute over a French IT worker being dismissed for refusing to take off her hijab has been referred to the EU Court of Justice. The woman had been asked to remove the headscarf after one of her employer’s customers said it made staff uncomfortable. The CJEU must decide whether a customer’s wishes constitute ‘a genuine and determining occupational requirement’.
04 August 2015
The French Parliament voted for a first step to facilitate the recognition of burnout as occupational disease. In the framework of the Parliamentary discussion about the draft bill relating to social dialogue and employment, the deputies o...