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CONTRACT LAW REFORM IN FRANCE

The objective behind the decree n° 2016-131 dated February 10, 2016 reshaping the French contract law is to give a more comprehensive view of the contract law favoring a smoother applicability and thus increasing its attractiveness.
The new rules apply since October 1st, 2016 whereby a significant part of the provisions fall under non-mandatory law and, hence, may be waived or regulated in a different way by the contracting parties.

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LABOUR LAW REFORM IN FRANCE

The recent El Khomri law gives interesting instruments in the hands of the companies and their staff to highly modernize and improve the social dialogue in France. They are not always well known and, thus, not implemented, for instance, tailor-made company agreements negotiated between the parties involved to serve their interests regarding working-time schedules, overtime payments, annual working days system etc. The law is meant to deliver more power to the company level but also to simplify complex procedures and grant legal security by clearly setting out the economic reasons justifying, or not, a dismissal.

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