22 December 2023
Who hasn’t been tempted to secretly record their manager, in order to build a case of, for instance, difficult working conditions or contest a dismissal in court? Until today, this type of evidence has generally been rejected by judges as disloyal, on the basis of a well-known case from the Cour de cassation (French Supreme...
21 July 2023
Expenses incurred by an employee in the performance of his or her employment contract must be borne by the employer. Including the costs generated by home office, regardless of the terms under which it is set up (collective agreement, charter, by mutual agreement between employer and employee). This principle, enshrined in particular in the national...
17 October 2022
Questions and answers from the French Ministry of Labor concerning partial activity While many gas stations are still under pressure, the French Ministry of Labor updated its Q&A on partial activity on October 12th. It now states that companies can apply for the benefit of this measure due to the fuel supply difficulties caused by...
5 October 2022
The French law of December 24, 2021, known as the “Rixain” law, follows on from the Copé-Zimmermann law of January 27, 2011 imposing quotas for women on boards of directors and supervisory boards, and takes a further step towards gender equality. Indeed, Article 14 of the law establishes an obligation of balanced representation between women and...
10 January 2020
Dans une décision en date du 19 décembre 2019, la Cour de Justice de l’Union européenne (CJUE) a estimé que la fourniture au public par téléchargement, pour un usage permanent, de livres électroniques (« e-books ») d’occasion, relevait de la notion de « communication au public », et plus particulièrement de celle de « mise à disposition du public des œuvres des auteurs » de manière que chacun puisse y avoir accès de l’endroit et au moment qu’il choisit individuellement. En conséquence, cette mise à disposition est soumise à l’autorisation des ayants-droit au sens de la Directive 2001/29/CE.