Anna Milleret-Godet’s practice focuses on employment law. She advises French and international clients in various aspects of employment law, with particular expertise in the social impact of acquisitions, relocations, reorganizations, and mass layoffs involving the implementation of employment protection plans. Anna’s expertise also extends to personal data management by employers (implementation of internal IT charter, video surveillance, emails, data transfers, etc.). Anna has experience advising clients on all aspects of individual and collective labor law and social security law, as well as litigating on their behalf. Anna has been recognized by The Legal 500 in its Employment category in France. Prior to joining the firm, Anna was an associate in the Paris office of Dentons (formerly Salans). She is a graduate of the University of Paris V and the University of Lyon and she is fluent in English and French.

Anna Milleret-Godet’s practice focuses on employment law. She advises French and international clients in various aspects of employment law, with particular expertise in the…

Education

University of Paris V (Master 2, 2008); University of Lyon (Master 1, 2006)

Bar Admissions

Paris

Activities and Affiliations

Member, AVOSIAL: Network of Corporate Lawyers Specialized in Labor Law

Member, French American Bar Association (FABA)

Regularly advised a major French bank in connection with litigation management involving the Labor Relations Court and in the negotiation of agreements. 

Represented a pharmaceutical company in the implementation of a voluntary redundancy plan.

Represented a French subsidiary of a global IT training and management group in a dispute concerning an employee’s use of professional email.

Regularly advised a company in the ceramic industry in the day-to-day management of human resources, labor and social security law litigation, and the implementation of a collective bargaining agreement with employee representatives.

In light of the recent decree from France’s Ministry of Labor addressing benefits for employees of businesses closed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, Anna Milleret-Godet discusses the uncertainty surrounding “partial unemployment” for executives of businesses that face reduced activity, but remain open.

In an interview with Le Figaro, Anna Milleret-Godet discusses considerations for employers whose employees exercise their right to withdraw from a potentially dangerous work environment in response to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Cohen & Gresser's French employment team was awarded Rising Collective Bargaining Negotiations Team at the twentieth annual Trophées du Droit awards in Paris, hosted by Decideurs Magazine. Award winners undergo an evaluation process designed to recognize the firms that have proven themselves as market leaders. Angéline Duffour, Anna Milleret-Godet, and Saruji Sambukumaran accepted the award on behalf of the firm.

In a recent Le Figaro article, Anna Milleret-Godet reflects on the impact of the legislation that established France's 35-hour work week twenty years ago.

Anna Milleret-Godet was featured in Le Figaro, one of France’s leading daily newspapers, in an article covering the recent landmark Paris Criminal Court decision in the France Télécom trial.  In the article, Anna discusses the court’s decision to convict three company executives for the work environment that contributed to multiple employee suicides, noting that this is the first time the court has recognized the existence of institutional moral harassment.  She also highlights the elements that may constitute this type of collective workplace harassment.

Anna Milleret-Godet was featured in the business section of Le Figaro, one of France's leading daily newspapers. She discussed the effects of the recent French employment reform implemented by the Macron decrees.

Anna Milleret-Godet spoke to L’Express about the wide-reaching effects of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the EU.

Anna Milleret-Godet spoke to L’Express about a reform proposed by one of the candidates in the French presidential election, concerning the consequences of an unfair dismissal.

Eiffel Investment Group, an alternative asset investor specializing in European credit and equities and a subsidiary of Cohen & Gresser client, the Impala Group, has reached a deal to acquire 100% of the ownership of Alto Invest, an independent asset management firm specializing in European small and mid-cap companies. Franck Le Mentec advised Impala on the tax aspects of the deal, while Angéline Duffour and Anna Milleret-Godet advised on the labor law aspects of the deal. 

Anna Milleret-Godet spoke to L’Express about the legal considerations of Amazon’s program that offers monetary bonuses to employees who resign.

C&G announces the promotion of Mark Spatz to partner and Anna Milleret-Godet and Matthew V Povolny to counsel.

"Congratulations to all three of these outstanding attorneys," said Managing Partner Lawrence T Gresser. "These promotions are the result of their commitment to excellence, integrity, and client service, and reflect our confidence in them and the continuing growth of the firm." 
We are pleased to announce that Cohen & Gresser's Paris office has been recognized in The Legal 500's 2016 France guide for its work in three separate practice areas:  Mergers and Acquisitions; Employment; and IT, Telecoms, and the Internet. The Legal 500 also noted Cohen & Gresser's growth in Paris over the course of 2015 in its overview of the French legal market. The Legal 500 analyzes the capabilities of law firms across the world.  Its rankings highlight "practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel."
In this article, Anna Milleret-Godet speaks to French publication Les Echos about a recent decision by the European Court of Human Rights, in line with the French Supreme Court, which allows an employer to monitor an employee’s private use of professional messaging tools.

Paris office attorneys Johannes Jonas, Angéline Duffour, and Anna Milleret-Godet speak to Affiches Parisiennes about major employment, commercial law and tax obstacles to foreign investment in France, and about attempts by the French government to address the issues.

Paris office attorneys Johannes Jonas, Angéline Duffour, and Anna Milleret-Godet speak to Les Annonces de la Seine about major employment, commercial law, and tax obstacles to foreign investment in France, and about attempts by the French government to address the issues.

In this article, Anna Milleret-Godet of the Paris employment group is interviewed about plans by the French government to ease restrictions on Sunday and evening work, plans which have led to heated debates in France.

Angéline Duffour and Anna Milleret-Godet discuss the legal status of business leaders and the legal implications surrounding their responsibilities.
Angéline Duffour et Anna Milleret-Godet proposent des suggestions que les entreprises peuvent utiliser pour une reprise efficace en vue de la fin du confinement. (Angéline Duffour and Anna Milleret-Godet provide tips for how businesses can most effectively emerge from this period of containment brought on by the outbreak of COVID-19.) Lire plus en français Read more in English

Further to the “Professional Future” law, which entered fully into force last summer, new regulations have been adopted this year which reform the system for the secondment of foreign workers in France. Angéline Duffour, Anna Milleret-Godet, and Saruji Sambukumaran discuss how these new regulations, some applicable immediately and some going into effect in July 2020, aim to increase workers’ rights and employer obligations.

Nous vous proposons, dans cette newsletter, de revenir sur les nouvelles règles applicables au détachement de salariés en France, issues de la loi Avenir professionnel du 5 septembre 2018, applicables pour la majeure partie depuis le 1er juillet dernier. Nous ferons également le point sur les principaux changements apportés à la procédure de reconnaissance des accidents du travail et maladies professionnelles (AT-MP) à compter du 1er décembre 2019, sans oublier notre sélection de jurisprudence.

La Cour de cassation, dans deux avis du 17 juillet 2019 (n°15012 et 15013), s’est prononcée favorablement sur la conformité du barème Macron aux textes internationaux, mettant ainsi un terme au débat suscité par plusieurs conseils de prud’hommes refusant d’en faire application.

L’actualité sociale du premier semestre 2019 a été marquée par l’entrée en vigueur de l’index de l’égalité femmes-hommes ainsi que par l’adoption, le 11 avril dernier, de la loi (ou plan d’action) pour la « croissance et la transformation des entreprises » dite « loi Pacte ». Nous vous proposons, dans cette newsletter, d’analyser les principales mesures de ces nouveaux dispositifs, sans oublier notre revue de jurisprudence.

Angéline Duffour and Anna Milleret-Godet discuttent le dévélopment récent de la pratique du référendumd dans l'entreprise comme mode de validation d'un accord d'entreprise.

(Angéline Duffour and Anna Milleret-Godet discuss the effects of using a referendum as a means of validating collective bargaining agreements.)

Angéline Duffour and Anna Milleret-Godet highlight the new responsibilities for employers established by the implementation of France's CSE (Le Comité social et économique).

Announced by Emmanuel Macron during his electoral campaign, the bill authorising the government to pass laws by ordonnance (decree), i.e. without a parliamentary debate, in order to improve social dialogue - adopted by the French Senate on 2 August - is the first part of the programme the government wants to propose to employer organizations and trade unions. According to the official timetable, three decrees are expected to be published between now and 21 September 2017.

Angéline Duffour et Anna Milleret-Godet analysent la jurisprudence relative aux plan de sauvegarde de l'emploi (PSE) depuis l'entrée en viguer de la loi de sécurisation de l'emploi du 14 juin 2013. Cette réforme a introduit un contrôle administratif renforcé du contentu du PSE et du la procédure applicable.

(Angéline Duffour and Anna Milleret-Godet analyze the case law relating to job protection plans (known as "PSE" in France) in light of the June 14, 2013 job security law, which introduced administrative control of PSE.)

Dans cette article, Angéline Duffour et Anna Milleret-Godet analysent les principales dispositions de la loi n°2016-1088 du 8 août 2016 relative au travail, à la modernisation du dialogue social et à la sécurisation des parcours professionnels, dite « Loi Travail ».

(In this article, Angéline Duffour and Anna Milleret-Godet analyze the main provisions of the August 8, 2016 law n°2016-1088 relating to work, the modernization of social dialogue, and securing professional careers, known as the “Labor Law.”)

In this article, Anna Milleret-Godet speaks to French publication Les Echos about a recent decision by the European Court of Human Rights, in line with the French Supreme Court, which allows an employer to monitor an employee’s private use of professional messaging tools.

In this article, Paris office attorneys Angéline Duffour and Anna Milleret-Godet discuss the key issues and potential impact of internal audits/reviews that can be mandated by US legislation, including data and information sharing issues. 

*Article is in French

A client alert addressing recent changes to French employment law. 

Under French law, a company's manager can be a legal representative (corporate officer) of the French entity and/or an employee of the French entity. The most appropriate status will depend on the company’s needs and the candidate’s expectations, and either designation will impact the determination of the law applicable to the relationship, the obligations and responsibilities of the manager, and his social security status. This article addresses this new legislation and how it can affect companies and managers. 

Viewed as a good way to create jobs for some, but the cause of all evils for many others, the 35-hour workweek has been one of the most heated debates in France for the past 15 years.  In this article, employment lawyers Angéline Duffour and Anna Milleret-Godet challenge the current backlash against the measure and bring a new perspective on the issue by highlighting a series of strategies to manage the impact of the 15-year old legislation.

Note: Article is written in French

In this article, Paris office employment attorneys Angéline Duffour and Anna Milleret-Godet give an overview of the obligation of French companies to consult the Works Council before making certain decisions. The authors discuss situations in which this obligation exists, the ways to address it, and the pitfalls of inadequate compliance.
 
*Article is written in French
Paris office attorneys Johannes Jonas, Angéline Duffour, and Anna Milleret-Godet speak to Affiches Parisiennes about major employment, commercial law and tax obstacles to foreign investment in France, and about attempts by the French government to address the issues.
Paris office attorneys Johannes Jonas, Angéline Duffour, and Anna Milleret-Godet speak to Les Annonces de la Seine about major employment, commercial law, and tax obstacles to foreign investment in France, and about attempts by the French government to address the issues.

Cette première newsletter de 2015 est l'occasion de fêter le premier anniversaire du bureau de Paris de Cohen & Gresser! La fin de l'année 2014 et le début de cette année ont été riches en rebondissements jurisprudentiels et législatifs, notamment avec les précisions apportées par le gouvernement sur la loi Hamon (cf. notre alerte du 5 novembre 2014), les discussions passionnées sur le projet de loi Macron et l'entrée en vigueur de la loi de financement pour la Sécurité sociale (LFSS) pour 2015.

 In this article, Anna Milleret-Godet of the Paris employment group is interviewed about plans by the French government to ease restrictions on Sunday and evening work, plans which have led to heated debates in France.

This article addresses the recent legislation in French employment law which obligates business owners to first propose a business which is for sale to all of their employees before they propose it to a third party. 

Les cinq ordonnances portant réforme du Code du travail, signées vendredi 22 septembre dernier par le Président de la République, ont été publiées samedi 23 septembre au Journal officiel.

Certaines mesures prévues par ces ordonnances sont d'application immédiate, telles que le barème des indemnités prud'homales ou la réforme du télétravail, tandis que d'autres, comme la fusion des instances représentatives du personnel, écessitent des décrets d'application. Selon le gouvernement, une vingtaine de décrets est attendue d'ici le 31 décembre 2017. Les ordonnances devront toutefois, pour être pérennisées, être ratifiées par l'Assemblée nationale.

Nous vous proposons, lors de cette matinale, de faire le point sur ces ordonnances et, plus particulièrement, de :

  • décrypter et analyser les mesures phares de la réforme,
  • identifier les impacts sur les pratiques existantes,
  • bénéficier de conseils opérationnels pour se mettre en conformité.

Intervenants :

  • Angéline Duffour
  • Anna Milleret-Godet

Date : Mardi 17 octobre 2017

Heure : 8h30 - 10h30