Droit social

Les avocats en droit social du cabinet assistent les employeurs et dirigeants, tant en conseil qu’en contentieux, sur de nombreux sujets relatifs au droit social aux États-Unis et en France.

Aux États-Unis, les avocats en droit social de Cohen & Gresser représentent nos clients dans le cadre d’actions judiciaires étatiques et fédérales ; et devant d’autres instances telles que l’Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, la New York State Division of Human Rights, et la New York City Commission on Human Rights; et dans le cadre de court monitorships et d’enquêtes. Nous conseillons également les employeurs et cadres dirigeants sur un large éventail de questions relatives aux affaires contractuelles et commerciales, notamment en matière de droit du travail, de vie privée, de politiques de réseaux sociaux et d’incident response plans.

En France, les avocats en droit social de Cohen & Gresser ont une expérience significative en conseil auprès des employeurs français et internationaux et des cadres supérieurs/dirigeants, ainsi que dans le cadre de tout litige relatif au droit du travail et droit social concernant les relations individuelles et collectives. Nos avocats à Paris assistent également les employeurs sur tous les aspects du droit du travail dans le cadre d’opérations de fusions, acquisitions, restructurations et leur fournissent une assistance concernant le statut, la rémunération, et la couverture sociale des cadres dirigeants et mandataires sociaux.

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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.

C&G welcomes the attorneys who joined the firm in 2017. "We’re very fortunate to have added these exceptional lawyers in New York and Paris," said Managing Partner, Lawrence T Gresser.  "We look forward to continuing to build our transactional and disputes practices in all of our offices in 2018."

Regards croisés entre Muriel Goldberg-Darmon et Angéline Duffour, associées spécialisées respectivement en Compliance et Droit social.

(Muriel Goldberg-Darmon and Angéline Duffour discuss internal investigations and the associated employment law risks.)

Negative employee attitudes, chronic complaining, insubordination and gossiping are bad for the workplace. They can impact employee morale and productivity and if spread outside of the organization, reflect very poorly on that company. While employers should have appropriate written polices and promptly address employee griping and rudeness head on -- through investigations, frank discussions, performance reviews, enforcement of clearly delineated policies and procedures and disciplinary measures when necessary --- employers must tread carefully. Not all gripes are created equal . Some complaints constitute legally protected activity, and efforts to curb them could run afoul of labor laws. If your managers are not properly trained to handle employee complaints and negative attitudes, they may quite literally turn annoying but manageable situations into federal cases.
On September 22, 2019, Erica Lai moderated a panel on economic justice issues facing Asian American and Pacific Islander women, including equal pay, occupational segregation, wage theft, pregnancy discrimination, and sexual harassment.  Speakers included Jenny R. Yang (Urban Institute senior fellow and former U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair), Lisa P. Mak (Minami Tamaki LLP employment attorney), and Seri Lee (NAPAWF labor organizer).  The panel was part of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum Power Up Conference, held in Washington, D.C.

Angéline Duffour discussed retirement savings reform, bonuses for a company's "material risk-takers" (as defined by the EU Capital Requirements Directive), and employment issues arising from France's PACTE law at an event hosted by Paris Europlace at the Assemblée Nationale.