Arbeitsrecht

Der Kompetenzbereich befasst sich mit allen Problemstellungen des individuellen und kollektiven Arbeitsrechts, sowohl durch Beratung, als auch bei der Prozessführung.

Wir begleiten französische und ausländische Unternehmen hinsichtlich arbeitsrechtlicher Problematiken im Rahmen von Unternehmensentwicklung und insbesondere bei Umstrukturierungsmaßnahmen, M&A, Konsultationen der Arbeitnehmervertretungen, Tarifverhandlungen und bei Ausscheiden von Führungskräften und Geschäftsführern. Im Tagesgeschäft beraten wir beraten sie zudem bei Fragen zur Personalverwaltung und zu arbeitsrechtlichen Beziehungen. Wir arbeiten eng mit den Fachbereichen Corporate, M&A und Wettbewerb zusammen und erhalten bei unseren grenzübergreifenden Transaktionen die Unterstützung der besten Anwaltskanzleien im Ausland. Wir vertreten die Mandanten vor allen Gerichtsbarkeiten, einschließlich der Strafgerichte.

Reorganisationen und Umstrukturierungsmaßnahmen

Projekte zum Personalabbau, freiwilliges Ausscheiden und Sozialpläne.

Arbeitsrechtliches Management der M&A

Arbeitsrechtliche Audits und Garantien bei Unternehmensverkäufen, Konsultationen der Arbeitnehmervertretungen, Angleichung des arbeitsrechtlichen Kollektivstatus.

Kollektivverhandlungen

Tarifverhandlungen, Konzernsparpläne, Arbeitszeitpläne, Vereinbarung über die Einrichtung des Europäischen Betriebsrats, Recht auf Abschaltung digitaler Geräte.

Unternehmensführung

Ethikcharta, Verhaltenskodex und Meldesystem.

Führungskräfte und Geschäftsführer

Vergütungsplan, Aktionsplan, Ausscheidungsvertrag.

WAS SIE SAGEN
  • Chambers Europe 2019 – Strengths: Clients underline the team’s good knowledge, flexibility and availability further praising its good understanding of the constraints and limits of the company”. Sources also describe the lawyers as responsive, creative and business oriented”. What the team is known for: Established practice group offering experience in employment issues arising from site closures and corporate restructurings, including mass redundancy. Advises on senior-executive departures and consultations with works councils. Also acts on employment disputes, including class actions. Represents clients from the media, luxury goods and aviation sectors. Claire Fougea advises clients on redundancies, restructuring and employee litigation. Interviewees praise her expertise and practical approach adding: She is easy to contact”.

  • Chambers Europe 2018: what the team is known for: Established practice group drawing cross-disciplinary support from its various specialised departments to cover a broad spectrum of employment issues, both in France and abroad. Offers particular experience in claims concerning site closures, corporate restructurings and senior-executive departures. Also acts on employment disputes, including class actions. Strengths: Sources speak highly of the team, noting in particular its reactivity, availability and expertise”. Notable practitioners: Claire Fougea advises companies operating within the TMT, consumer goods and manufacturing industries on employment disputes, corporate restructurings and health and safety issues. She advises on both domestic and cross-border matters.
  • Legal 500 2018: Franklin’s well-experienced four-lawyer team is regularly instructed by leading French corporations as well as some large industrial US companies seeking advice on sensitive matters including site closures, restructurings, downsizing and M&A projects. In recent highlights, the practice handled a highly strategic profit-sharing plan dispute. Claire Fougea heads the practice, which also includes of counsel Marion Brière Ségala.
  • Leaders League 2018: Recognized expertise in High-risk litigation and criminal labor law (Highly recommended), M&A labor law issues (Excellent), Collective bargaining and labor-management relations (Highly recommended), Reorganization, restructuring, redundancy plans and collective dispute (Recommended).
  • Chambers 2017: what the team is known for: Full-service firm advising clients on standalone employment matters as well as larger corporate restructurings and M&A transactions. Experienced in handling matters involving transfers of activity, collective redundancies and negotiations with employee representative bodies. Particularly strong reputation for individual and collective employment disputes and increasingly active of late on class actions. Strengths: Clients are highly complimentary about the firm’s approach, noting: I particularly appreciate their reactivity, pragmatism and foresight. Their responses are very clear and accessible”.
  • Legal 500 2017: Franklin’s expert, trustworthy and available team advises many leading French corporations as well as some international groups. Headed by Claire Fougea, the four-lawyer team regularly deals with strategic matters, including M&A, mass litigation, restructuring and asbestos-related work.