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Lawyers for relationships with employee representatives and collective bargaining

The option to merge employee representative bodies with majority agreement, extension of the scope of the unique employee representative body, a new structure for compulsory negotiations, introduction of new operating rules for employee representative bodies, creation of new rights for union representatives. The impetus behind a number of changes, the recent “Rebsamen” act aims to boost social dialogue in France by simplifying it. In a climate where profound, potentially disruptive changes are taking place within companies, the quality of the working environment, which is most notably driven by the quality of the social dialogue, is undoubtedly a key issue. So, how can you ensure your practices comply with the operating rules in force? How can you manage and get the best out of your relationships with employee representatives? How can you capitalise on the new social legislation to develop a suitable and effective negotiation strategy? How can you take advantage of the opportunities provided by social reform to rekindle your employees’ interest in social dialogue? In order to achieve the dual goals of economic performance and employee satisfaction, these key questions must be tackled as quickly as possible.

With their expertise in these matters, our specialist employment and social welfare lawyers will explain the challenges presented by this specific domain and help you to identify and implement the changes they involve. They will draw upon their significant experience in this area of law to guide you in the ongoing management of rights, the demands put forward by those representing your employees and your obligations to them. At the same time, they will help you to implement plans that are likely to have an impact on working conditions and on the individual or collective status of employees. In practical terms, they will assist with setting up employee representative bodies, both nationally and internationally (European works councils), as well as with managing your relationships with organisations representing employees, and with the experts they employ. They are able to provide assistance for collective bargainings at company, industry and group level, for dealing with collective disputes and litigation brought by employee representatives (works council/employee representative elections and union appointments), or for managing your relationship with your company’s Health, Safety and Working Conditions Committee (HSWCC). Their pragmatism and familiarity with the issues you face enable them to help you make best use of the current law to boost the enthusiasm of your workforce and rekindle their interest in social dialogue.

 
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Ghislain Beaure d'Augeres
Partner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Ghislain Beaure d'Augères joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 1994 and became a partner in 2003. His background in both public law and employment law means that he has developed considerable expertise in...
Pierre Bonneau
Pierre Bonneau
Partner
Member of the Supervisory Board
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Pierre Bonneau joined the Employment Law Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1999 and became a partner in 2012.Pierre advises both international and French companies on collective and individual...
Raphaël Bordier
Raphaël Bordier
Partner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Raphaël Bordier joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 1995 and became a partner in Employment Law Department in 2009.He has worked in employment law and social welfare law for more than twenty years, both advising...
Nicolas Calliès
Nicolas Callies
Partner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Nicolas Cailles joined the Employment Law Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre in 1990 and became a partner in 2001.Nicolas manages a team that provides advice and handles disputes in collective and individual...
Ludovique Clavreul
Ludovique Clavreul
Partner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Ludovique Clavreul joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 2006. Consulting activity: drafting of expert opinions in French or English (working time, election and information/consultation of workers’ representatives...
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Damien Decolasse
Partner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Damien Decolasse joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 2002 and is a Partner in the Employment and Pensions Department.He specialises in employment law and provides advice in collective and individual labour...
Vincent Delage
Vincent Delage
Partner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Vincent Delage joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 1999 and was made partner at the employment and pensions department in 2010.Vincent specialises in employment law and provides advice in collective and...
Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe
Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe
Partner
Head of Employment and pensions practice's Intelligence department
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 2014 as Counsel with responsibility for the employment and pensions practice's Intelligence, Scientific Development and Knowledge Management...
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Caroline Froger-Michon
Partner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Caroline Froger-Michon is Co-Head of the CMS Employment & Pensions Group. In this position, she jointly leads an international team of 280 lawyers.Caroline is a partner in the Employment Law Department...
Christophe Girard
Christophe Girard
Partner
France, Lyon
Christophe Girard joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Lyon in 2001 (and was co-opted as a partner in 2019).He intervenes in labor law and social security law. He advises companies on a daily basis on all legal...