Phillippe Thomas

Phillippe Thomas

Dechert LLP

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France: A Court of Appeals Decision Provides Helpful Guidance Regarding an Employer’s Obligations When Consulting with Employee...

Before agreeing and executing a business sale involving a transfer of a business, an international publishing company (Wolters Kluwer) consulted its works council. The works council refused to deliver its opinion and issued...more

9/16/2014 - Appeals Business Assets Employer Liability Issues France Popular Sale of Assets

Law on Gender Equality of August 4, 2014

It’s back-to-school time: the French legislature has prepared a few surprises for you in labor law! The Law of August 4, 2014 — named in reference to true equality between men and women in France — contains measures...more

9/4/2014 - EU Gender Equity

French Law on Social and Solidarity Economy: The Employees Are Empowered!

The French Parliament recently enacted the law of July 31, 2014, which empowers employees to play a role before businesses embark on certain projects – similar to a works council consultation. The law includes three...more

9/3/2014 - Corporate Counsel Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues New Legislation

La loi sur l'égalité entre les femmes et les hommes du 4 août 2014

C’est la rentrée : le législateur vous a préparé quelques petites surprises en droit du travail ! La loi du 4 août 2014 – dénommée pour l’égalité réelle entre les femmes et les hommes – prévoit plusieurs mesures visant à...more

8/26/2014

International Employment Law Review - March 2014 - Issue 5

Welcome to the latest edition of the International Employment Law Review, presented by Dechert’s Labor and Employment Practice. In this issue, we examine the most significant employment law developments in Belgium, England...more

3/26/2014 - Collective Bargaining Employee Rights EU International Labor Laws Russia UK

A Grading Scale to Help Facilitate Post-Termination Settlements

A new lump-sum grading scale has been introduced, by Decree n° 2013-721 of August 2, 2013, to help facilitate post-termination settlements at the conciliation hearing stage. The scale may also prove useful for out of court...more

9/4/2013 - EU Settlement Termination

International Employment Law Review: August 2013 - Issue 4: Recent Employment Law Developments in Russia

Legislation - Significant New Amendments to the Russian Labor Code - During the first half of 2013, a number of amendments were introduced into the Russian Labor Code. These amendments relate to remote...more

8/14/2013 - Advertising CEOs Discrimination Hiring & Firing International Labor Laws New Legislation Public Employees Residency Status Russia Statute of Limitations Temporary Employees Work Permits

International Employment Law Review: August 2013 - Issue 4: Recent Employment Law Developments in Luxembourg

Legislation - Law Against the Employment of Illegal Aliens Passed - On December 21, 2012, the Luxembourg Parliament enacted a law against the employment of individuals illegally present in Luxembourg....more

8/13/2013 - Collective Bargaining EU European Commission Fixed-Term Labor Contracts Insurers Leave of Absence New Legislation Notice Requirements Proposed Legislation Sports Undocumented Immigrants Unions Wages

International Employment Law Review: August 2013 - Issue 4: Recent Employment Law Developments in Germany

Legislation - New Thresholds for Mini and Midi-Jobs are Established - Beginning January 1, 2013 the earning thresholds for mini-jobs and midi-jobs have been raised from € 400 to € 450 for mini-jobs and from €...more

8/12/2013 - EU Mini-Jobs New Legislation Notice Requirements Part-Time Employees Vacation Leave

International Employment Law Review: August 2013 - Issue 4: Recent Employment Law Developments in France

Legislation - Interprofessional National Agreement and Law on Employment Security Passed - On January 11, 2013, social partners at national level agreed to an interprofessional agreement “for a new economic and...more

8/9/2013 - Accord National Interprofessionnel Bullying Cybersecurity EU European Court of Justice Hiring & Firing International Labor Laws Non-Compete Agreements Privacy Rule Termination

International Employment Law Review - August 2013 - Issue 4: An Overview of Labor and Employment in England and Wales

Fees in Employment Tribunals - In an effort to shift the burden of tribunal costs away from the taxpayer and to the parties using the service, the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeals Tribunal Fees Order...more

8/7/2013 - EU Foreign Corporations International Labor Laws Just Compensation UK Unfair Dismissal Whistleblowers

International Employment Law Review - August 2013 - Issue 4: Overview of Labor and Employment Law in China

As China’s economy and role in the international markets grows, labor and employment law plays an increasingly important role in China. Indeed, in recent years, the number of labor disputes has skyrocketed and this trend is...more

8/6/2013 - China International Labor Laws Labor Disputes New Legislation New Regulations RMBS

International Employment Law Review - January 2013, Issue 3

Welcome to the latest edition of the International Employment Law Review, presented by Dechert’s Labor and Employment Practice. In this issue, we examine the most significant employment law developments of the year thus far...more

1/21/2013 - ADA Classification International Labor Laws NLRB Paid Leave Pensions Restrictive Covenants TUPE Wages

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