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France - Source and scope of regulations



References
Remarks:
  • Note: The consolidated version of the Labour Code is regularly updated.
  • Labour Code (2007-2008: new codification), as subsequently amended, consolidated version dated 31 December 2012 (Code du travail - in French only)
    Date: 31 Dec 2012; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 10
Remarks:
  • There is no general exclusion based on the size of the enterprise. However, the LC provides for exemptions from some procedural requirement for enterprises employing less than 11 workers in particular with respect to sanctions in the event of non compliance with dismissal (procedural and substantive)requirements. See art. L. 1235-5 LC and art. L. 1235-14 LC (on economic dismissal).
    In addition, employees' representatives ("délégués du personnel") who shall be consulted in the event of collective dismissal must be elected only in companies employing at least 11 workers.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; judiciary
Remarks:
  • The employment relationship of those categories is governed by public law regulations.


References
Remarks:
  • Note: The consolidated version of the Labour Code is regularly updated.
  • Labour Code (2007-2008: new codification), as subsequently amended, consolidated version dated 31 December 2011 (Code du travail - in French only)
    Date: 31 Dec 2011; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 10
Remarks:
  • There is no general exclusion based on the size of the enterprise. However, the LC provides for exemptions from some procedural requirement for enterprises employing less than 11 workers in particular with respect to sanctions in the event of non compliance with dismissal (procedural and substantive)requirements. See art. L. 1235-5 LC and art. L. 1235-14 LC (on economic dismissal).
    In addition, employees' representatives ("délégués du personnel") who shall be consulted in the event of collective dismissal must be elected only in companies employing at least 11 workers.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; judiciary
Remarks:
  • The employment relationship of those categories is governed by public law regulations.


References
Remarks:
  • Note: The consolidated version of the Labour Code is regularly updated.
  • Labour Code (2007-2008: new codification), as subsequently amended, consolidated version dated 26 March 2010
    (Code du travail - in French only)
    Date: 26 Mar 2010; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 10
Remarks:
  • There is no general exclusion based on the size of the enterprise. However, the LC provides for exemptions from some procedural requirement for enterprises employing less than 11 workers in particular with respect to sanctions in the event of non compliance with dismissal (procedural and substantive) requirements. See art. 1235-5 LC and art. 1235-14 LC (on collective dismissal).
    In addition, employees' representatives ("délégués du personnel") who shall be consulted when the employer contemplates collective redundancies must be elected only in companies employing at least 11 workers.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; judiciary
Remarks:
  • The employment relationship of those categories is governed by public law regulations.


References
  • Labour Code (2007-2008: new codification), as subsequently amended.
    (Code du travail - in French only)
    Date: 12 May 2009; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 10
Remarks:
  • There is no general exclusion based on the size of the enterprise. However, the LC provides for exemptions from some procedural requirement for enterprises employing less than 11 workers in particular with respect to sanctions in the event of non compliance with dismissal (procedural and substantive)requirements. See art. 1235-5 LC and art. 1235-14 LC (on collective dismissal).
    In addition, employees' representatives ("délégués du personnel") who shall be consulted in the event of collective dismissal must be elected only in companies employing at least 11 workers.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; judiciary
Remarks:
  • The employment relationship of those categories is governed by public law regulations.