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CMS has its own team of specialists in Monegasque labour and social security law, advising local and overseas companies, banks and financial institutions on labour-related legal matters. 

We provide litigation services for both summary motions and trials in individual or collective disputes. Our litigation services include:

  • Risk assessment
  • Managing crisis situations
  • Contacts with relevant public authorities
  • Conflict resolution
  • Trials

Our labour law team is also involved in teaching the Monaco Labour Law programme at the University of Montpellier.

CMS has built its reputation in the field of labour law on the solid experience and technical skills of its lawyers, who are in regular contact with Monaco’s government authorities and participate actively in discussions on labour law issues.

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Collective labour relations
Companies are subject to certain obligations relating to collective labour relations, and these can be difficult to understand and put into practice.O
Data protection
The omnipresence of digital use in the workplace gives rise to new problems within companies.Companies face new challenges in the era of digitalisatio
Employee Mobility
The international character of the activity carried out in Monaco in many economic sectors is reflected in the relations maintained by foreign entitie
Individual labour relations
Labour law must be reconciled with a business’s operational constraints and our labour law team advises and supports companies with all issues related
Restructuring & Collective Social Plans
Monegasque companies face a constantly changing economic environment and must regularly adapt if they are to remain competitive.This often involves re
Social audits
Our specialised team can also audit your company to ensure that it complies with all the labour-related regulations applicable in Monaco (legislation,
Digital technology and new management techniques have disrupted the traditional, company-centred ways in which we used to work.Now, and since the adve


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Cre­ation of an an­nu­al right to rest
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The Pro­posed Dir­ect­ive on Cor­por­ate Sus­tain­ab­il­ity Due Di­li­gence (the “CSDD Pro­pos­al”), pub­lished on 23 Feb­ru­ary 2022, aims to im­pose ob­lig­a­tions on com­pan­ies, their sub­si­di­ar­ies and their value chains...
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Pro­posed man­dat­ory cor­por­ate sus­tain­ab­il­ity due di­li­gence re­quire­ments...
On 23 Feb­ru­ary 2022, the European Com­mis­sion ad­op­ted a long-awaited pro­pos­al for a Dir­ect­ive on cor­por­ate sus­tain­ab­il­ity due di­li­gence for widely-defined spe­cified “com­pan­ies”. The pro­pos­als are wide...
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Em­ploy­ment is­sues for in­di­vidu­al em­ploy­ers
Any private in­di­vidu­al be­comes an em­ploy­er once they hire clean­ing, child­care, sick care, garden­ing or ad­min­is­trat­ive as­sist­ance staff, and must there­fore be con­fron­ted with vari­ous is­sues that evolve...
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Over­time work & in­come tax­a­tion
Since 1 Janu­ary 2019, the amounts re­ceived by French em­ploy­ees for work­ing over­time can be ex­empt from in­come tax, up to an an­nu­al ceil­ing of €5,000 net.Due to the COV­ID-19 crisis, this amount was raised...