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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Reform of the appeal procedure in employment matters

20 July 2016

The Decree n° 2016-660 dated May 20, 2016 on the Labour Court and the judicial treatment of labour disputes will enter into force on August 1st, 2016. This Decree establishes the mandatory representation of parties for appeals filed in employment matters as of this date, and therefore requires the parties to comply with binding provisions which arise from the Decree Magendie. It deeply undermines the procedural flexibility that previously presided in employment matters.

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