A law has been passed in France to encourage French employee buy-outs of small and medium-sized companies (SMEs). In companies with fewer than 250 employees, an owner will be required to inform French employees of an intent to sell the business or a majority share of the business no later than two months before the
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Several international news sources recently reported that French law now prevents employees from answering their mobile phones or professional e-mails after 6.00 pm (see articles in the Guardian and USA Today, among others). The truth is somewhat less sensational but somewhat more administratively burdensome for certain consulting companies.
The French data protection authority has extended the scope of whistleblowing protections to employment and discrimination claims.