Employment and social security law

With over 30 years’ experience in advising and defending companies in the area of employment and social security protection law, In Extenso Avocats today draws on expertise recognised both nationally and regionally. Our teams are therefore able to assist clients in dealing with any employment and social security protection issue.

Well versed in the latest developments, we regularly monitor the subject and the continual changes in the field, proactively analysing how the law evolves to enable clients to make the right decisions and adopt the best managerial strategy.

We assist clients in their day-to-day interactions with actors such as occupational health (OH) doctors, trade unions, labour inspectorates, social security inspection bodies or French social security organisations (ENIM, RSI, CPA, URSSAF, CNAM, CNAV, etc.).

The management of human resources can only be effective if it is properly planned. Our teams offer comprehensive preventative and compliance audits for preventing risks, reducing sources of conflict and better controlling expenses. We also conduct full buy-side and sell-side due diligence.

In Extenso Avocats supports clients in any routine day-to-day issues they may face concerning individual employment relations, whether they be drafting and amending employment contracts, disciplinary procedures, dealing with pay issues, managing training and job adaptability, working at nights or on Sundays, managing addictions, handling psychosocial risks, mobility and international mobility, treating social security contributions or terminating employment contracts.

Our team is also on hand to advise on collective issues such as staff regulations (internal working rules, unilateral practices and commitments, application of collective bargaining agreements, etc.) or monitoring employee representation institutions (employee delegates and delegations (DUP), works councils (CE), joint safety committee (CHCT)) – elections, setting agendas, information, mandatory consultations, management of delegation hours, committee regulations, IT charters, etc.

To help reduce excessive turnover, we advise our clients on how to encourage work ethics and job satisfaction. Our services include instigating profit-sharing schemes, incentive programmes, employee savings plans and additional social security cover (retirement, providence, better health care coverage, etc.), as well as mediation and the monitoring of occupational health cases.

Faced with a constantly evolving economic and social environment, In Extenso Avocats uses a methodical approach to assist clients with collective bargaining. This entails conducting an environmental, functional and mechanical study to best understand the particular characteristics of a client’s business activities.

Our services include drafting working time agreements, forward planning of employment and skills (GPEC) agreements, methods agreements, generation contracts, gender equality agreements and disconnection agreements, all the while remaining as close as possible to a client’s business activity.

Since mobility is intrinsic to businesses, our teams can also advise on company restructuring and reorganisation: denunciation of use, unilateral commitments, standardisation of collective and individual measures, reorganisation of representative bodies, substitution agreements, etc.

In Extenso Avocats conducts litigation before all employment tribunals and courts :

  • Employment tribunals and court of appeals: defending employers in common law disputes, challenging medical opinions on incapacity, etc.
  • Social security tribunals: inexcusable faults, disputes with social security organisations (URSSAF, MSA, RSI, ENIM), social insurance recoveries (URSSAF), recognition of workplace accidents and occupational diseases, requests for rebates on surcharges for late payment, etc.
  • Incapacity dispute courts: technical litigation on the state of incapacity, litigation with regard to rates applied by obligatory insurance organisations, etc.
  • First instance civil courts (TGI) criminal court: workplace accidents, invisible or undeclared labour, collective action, denunciation of collective bargaining agreements, etc.
  • Local civil courts (TI): contestation of employee representative elections, litigation in maritime social security legislation, etc.
  • Administrative tribunals: contesting labour inspectorate decisions (protected employee)
  • Commercial court: commencing insolvency proceedings
  • Proceedings before the First President of the Court of Appeal and the enforcement judge: suspension of provisional enforcement, stay of proceedings and enforcement