Tag archives: working time

Beware of your “Forfait-jours” in case of transfer of the employment contract

The legal context The “forfait-jours” is a particular method of organization of working time which allows the employer to calculate the employee’s working time as a number of days worked over the year rather than a number of hours over the week. This system is advantageous for employers, particularly due to the fact that regulations … Continue reading

Holidays and sickness absence

One of the difficult questions for UK employers is the right of employees to carry over holiday where they have been absent from work on long term sickness absence. Recent cases have clarified that where a person is on long term sickness absence they are entitled to accrue holiday and to carry over holiday into … Continue reading

French Supreme Court rules flexible working time for companies subject to the “SYNTEC” CBA invalid

Over the past few years, French case law has subjected to increasingly strict scrutiny employers using “forfait jours”, which is a specific method of working time for autonomous executives (whose working time is calculated as a number of days over the year rather than a number of hours per week). In 2011, the French Supreme … Continue reading