International Labor and Employment Law
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Nicolas Léger

Nicolas Léger is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department.

Nicolas advises French and foreign companies on complex reorganizations, and more broadly on collective labor relations (collective agreement negotiations, organization of working time, staff representation, etc.). He assists his clients on sensitive individual and collective litigations and also handles on the social aspects of corporate operations.

Nicolas has a PhD in Private law and a Master’s degree in labor and employment law from Paris I University Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Employment Law Specialization Certificate from the CNB. He served as a research attendee at the French Employment Ministry and at the Employment Research Centre (CNRS). Nicolas is a senior lecturer in labor law at Sciences-Po Paris and in Employment Law at the University of Paris I. Nicolas acquired his expertise working for major French and international law firms.

Nicolas is ranked in the Legal 500 EMEA as an “emerging talent.”

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Guide to Whistleblowing – France Chapter

In this new age of accountability, organizations around the globe are having to navigate a patchwork of new laws designed to protect those who expose corporate misconduct. IEL’s Guide to Whistleblowing examines what constitutes a protective disclosure, the scope of regulations across 18 countries, and the steps businesses must take to ensure compliance with them. … Continue Reading

Employment Law: Presidential Elections Part 2

Labor law is not central to the 2nd round campaign. The great opposition between Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron is on pensions. Marine Le Pen is opposed to any increase in the current legal retirement age (62). The candidate of the Rassemblement national (RN) defends a legal retirement age of 60, for employees who … Continue Reading

Employment Law: Presidential Elections

Labor law is not at the heart of the French presidential campaign, which is rather unusual. The latest major reforms, initiated under the presidency of François Hollande and then extended by the “Marcon” ordinances of September 22, 2017, seem to lead to an exhaustion of legislative inflation in this area. The overhaul of the organization … Continue Reading

The French Government Responds to COVID-19

COVID-19 Q&A Partial unemployment Confronted with the outbreak of the COVID-19, in order to avoid massive contract termination, employers rely on the possibility to use the French partial unemployment scheme. Please note that the hereunder information is likely to be amended and adapted in accordance with current legislative and regulatory developments. Partial unemployment scheme Question … Continue Reading

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