Body of rulings pertaining to working people and their organization including trade unions and employee unions enforced by government agencies. Types Collective- It involves relationship between the union, the employer & the employee. Individual-It involves concern for employees rights in the workplace.
The first labor laws were Waldeck Rousseaus laws passed in 1884. 1936 and 1938 - work week to 40 hours, excluding overtime. 1968- working week to 44 hours & the minimum wage was also increased by 25%. 2000- 35hour workweek, down from 39 hours. 2005- New Employment Contract (CNE). Addressing the demands of employers asking for more flexibility inFrench labor laws.
Identities of the parties Place of work Title, grade, nature or category of the work Date of commencement of the contract Duration of the work if it is a temporary contract Amount of paid leave Length of periods of notice Information regarding the salary and the frequency of its payment Working hours Collective agreements governing the conditions of employment
Working time The legal length of the working week is 35 hours in all types of companies. The working day may not exceed 10 hours. Employees may not work for more than 4.5 hours without a break. The maximum working day may be extended to 12 hours under a collective agreement. Overtime 25 % an hour for each of the first eight hours of overtime 50 % extra for each hour after that. Night work Night work performed between 21 hours and 6 hours may not in principle exceed 8 hours a day and 40 hours a week. Pregnant women working nights must be given daytime work throughout their pregnancy.
Minimum wage since 1. 7. 2008 the amount 1 321 EUR per month. Ending employment By expiry of the agreed term Notice by employer or employee Termination by mutual agreement Death of the employee The employer in France can decide to retire any worker at age 65. Holidays France has 10 public holidays. LeaveAnnual paid leaveAll workers have a right to paid leave once they have worked at least one month duringthe reference period. Paid leave dates are decided by mutual agreement between the employer and the employee.
Maternity leave Maternity leave is 16 weeks per child Paternity leave Paternity leave is 11 consecutive calendar days in the case of a single birth and 18 days in the case of multiple births. Parental presence leave To look after a child who is disabled, has suffered an accident or is seriously ill. Individual training leave (CIF) This cannot exceed one year. Partial maintenance of the salary is guaranteed. Sabbatical leave Between six and 11 months.
Hiring Written contract of employment Contract of employment must be in French, No restriction on providing a translation or a bilingual version of the agreement to the employee. Firing In France it is not possible to hire employees " at will " in other words, once you have taken on an employee you may only dismiss him or her for a specific reason. The reason or ground must be one which is recognised by French Statute or by French Case Law.