Employment law - Social welfare law

Employment law - Social welfare law

The "Employment Law – Social Welfare Law” department offers its clients a global, technical and strategic vision, taking into account the state of the art and the size and the economic and cultural specificities of its clients.

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The "Employment Law – Social Welfare Law” department advises companies and not-for-profit organisations on their daily strategic decision making in the fields of employment law, social security and supplementary health insurance coverage.

It proposes pragmatic social engineering solutions adapted to the specific requirements of each structure, working beyond the mere implementation of laws and regulations. The team’s dynamic approach gives real added value, including in moments of crisis, the aim being to reconcile the business needs each structure with their legal duties.

The "Employment Law – Social Welfare Law" department offers the following services :

Advice on :

  • workplace relations,
  • employment law audits (on prevention and compliance issues and prior to purchase),- collective relations (negotiations with the trade unions, running of staff representative bodies, working hours, GPEC, employee savings, health and safety at work, etc.),
  • company restructuring and reorganisation,
  • job preservation plans,
  • supplementary health insurance coverage,
  • international mobility,
  • employee savings scheme, discretionary and mandatory profit-sharing, and compensation optimisation.

Pre-litigation :

  • out of court negotiations to settle individual disputes and class actions,
  • arbitration and mediation.

Litigation :

  • individual and collective,
  • work accident and occupational disease, disablement,
  • criminal liability of the employer,
  • staff representation (elections and appointment ; requests for the permission to make redundancies and business transfers, etc.),
  • URSSAF (the social security contribution collection office) adjustments.

The “Employment Law – Social Welfare Law” department is headed by 4 partners : Delphine BRETAGNOLLE, Brice BRIEL, Elsa LEDERLIN and Philippe PACOTTE.

The team works in close collaboration with all of the other departments, in particular the “Company Law – Mergers & acquisitions” and “Not-for-profit organisations” departments.

Rankings of the department

  • LEGAL 500 EMEA 2023
    • in Tier 4 in Employment
  • DECIDEURS 2022
    • Law firm – France (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) : Excellent
    • Collective bargaining & labour relations : Highly regarded
    • M&A transactions : Management of labour issues and audits : Highly regarded
    • Restructuring, redundancy plans and collectrive litigation : Highly regarded
    • Litigation risk : Highly regarded
    • Criminal labour law : Renowned practice

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