New French Labor Law Aims For Flexibility

Law360, New York (May 14, 2013, 8:51 PM EDT) -- The French Senate passed legislation Tuesday aimed at giving companies more flexibility in managing their workforces and combating soaring unemployment, about five months after unions and employer groups forged an agreement on how their labor law ought to change.

The bill stems from an accord unions and trade groups reached in January, after being told by the government to hash out changes to French labor law that both sides could accept, said Yasmine Tarasewicz, the Paris-based co-head of Proskauer Rose LLP's international labor and employment group. ...
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