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Ludovic Bergès provides legal counsel on all aspects of French labor and employment law, as well as commercial litigation. He advises French and international companies on all individual and collective aspects of industrial relations, including hiring of employees, secondment/expatriation, termination of employment, relations with staff representatives and due diligence. Read Ludovic Bergès' full bio.

Although multi-jurisdictional compliance is a challenge in relation to every aspect of employment law, the structure of employment contracts and the enforcement of global policies require particularly careful consideration.

The need to coordinate individual country compliance across numerous countries whilst still maintaining a common company culture requires extensive knowledge of national laws and considerable flexibility.


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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.

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