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Achieving a balance in the area of family leave is critical for multinationals. HR leaders should ask themselves: How can we develop family friendly leave policies that comply with local labor laws and customs, and encourage a healthy work-life balance, all while ensuring that our growing business remains financially sustainable?

In an agreement announced between unions and employers, covered workers are now guaranteed 11 consecutive hours of uninterrupted time off — that is, time in which they can not only be out of the office but also free from the demands of work devices. Employers will be responsible for allowing employees to disconnect and for developing a means by which they can disconnect.

Our recent webinar Employment Law: A Tour of the European Union encouraged a lot of discussion. There were several interesting questions from attendees for HSP's employment law experts; here are some of the highlights, and answers.

The Eiffel Tower and other tourist highlights aren’t the only things France is well known for—those who’ve done business in the country or are planning international expansion are likely also familiar with its reputation for strict employment law. Some of basic tenets of French employment law, like five weeks mandatory vacation and a 35-hour maximum work week, are unheard of to U.S.-based employees.

What about French employment law makes employees cheer and employers groan? Learn some of the key benefits provided to employees in France.

Last week’s webinar Employment Law in France: Avoiding Common Pitfalls encouraged a lot of discussion. There were several interesting questions from attendees for HSP's advisory services expert Dafydd Williams; here are some of the highlights, and answers...

For those unfamiliar with doing business in France, the process of hiring employees is often challenging. A highly regulated employer/employee relationship, with legislation offering favoring the interests of the employee, can make things complicated for a business planning an international expansion.