The contract of employment in France must set out various clauses complying with the statutes, the applicable collective bargaining agreement and the employee handbook.
The dismissal of an employee is subjected to a formal procedure set out in the French Code of Labour. The procedure has to comply with various time limits
The laws of collective redundancies in France focus on the powers afforded to the employee representatives during the consultation procedure
The termination by agreement of an employment contract in French law (’rupture conventionnelle’) differs from the one in English law because it is subjected to both a formal procedure and the approval of the French labour administration (i.e. DIRECCTE)
The content of the French employee handbook (ie "Règlement Intérieur") is set out in the articles L. 1321-1 and L. 1321-2 of the French Code of Labour.