French Labour and Employment Webinar: The Future of the Workplace

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    As the world begins to open up and France is at the end stage of unlocking its lockdown, businesses are once again focusing on how to reopen their workplaces – but what will the French workplace look like in 2021 and beyond?

    Whether you are planning to bring all your French staff back to the physical workplace, introduce remote working hubs, or extend remote/flexible working on an indefinite basis, there are a range of issues for your business to consider as you prepare.

    Join Jean-Sebastien Lipski from our Paris office and David Whincup from London for this English-language webinar on Wednesday 23 June 2021, during which they will consider the key employment, health and safety, and remote work tax implications for businesses in France, including helpful points of comparison and contrast with the position in the UK.

    • Your health and safety obligations in France – whether staff are returning to the physical workplace, working remotely or working from third-party sites, including guidance on vaccinations and how to manage psycho-social risks post-lockdown
    • Developments around the legal and specific partial activity schemes in France
    • Dealing with tricky situations, including with staff who refuse to come back to the workplace when you ask, raise grievances around the conduct of colleagues, or decline to work from home on a permanent basis when requested, etc.
    • Working from home/remotely on a long-term basis – are you obliged to reimburse staff for costs incurred? What are the tax implications of the different situations? What does it mean for salaries and allowances?

    Jean-Sebastien will also provide an overview of SPB: Actualité en Droit Socia‪l, our free French-language app, which helps employers keep track of the constant raft of developments affecting their operations in France.

    Our webinars are aimed at HR professionals and in-house lawyers with responsibility for employment law and staff relations issues. This session will be particularly relevant for multinational employers with subsidiaries in France. We offer the facility to submit questions to the speakers during the webinar and will deal with these as it progresses or separately afterwards.