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Newsletter January-February 2017

Take a look at our latest newsletter ! You will find latest case law from the French Cour de Cassation on air passenger: Is an employee assimilated to a passenger when on board? Also in the sharing economy, latest obligations to pay social charges for leasers of short term accommodations and of movabes (such as…

201612.20
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Newsletter November-December 2016!

Take a look at our latest newsletter now issued every two months in French and in English! You will find latest case law from the French Cour de Cassation applying the EC Regulation No 261/2004 on passengers rights as well as brief update of recent legislation in France on access to restricted zones of airports…

201611.22
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Investigation by a private detective and privacy

It often happens that an insurer asks a private detective to carry out investigations relating to an insured or a beneficiary who claims compensation for personal injuries. French law provides strict conditions to carry out such investigations as they can affect the right to privacy of the person under investigation. These conditions were confirmed in…

201610.18
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Unscheduled stopover and passengers rights

The ECJ recently ruled on the consequence of an unscheduled stopover for the application of the EC Regulation No 261/2004 of 11 February 2004 establishing common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights, and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 295/91, in a case C-32/16,…

201608.26
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Cost-shared flights in France: applicable rules

Services for cost-shared flights offered through Internet platforms tends to develop as did carpooling services. In France, the French civil aviation authority (DGAC) was concerned about this new type of service. The position of the DGAC A working group headed by the DGAC concluded on 16 January 2016 that cost-shared flights should be considered as…

201604.22
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The Fourth Railway Package : a new challenge for railway transport in Europe

The European Commission welcomes the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council in respect of the Fourth Railway Package. The purpose was to make transport by train in Europe “more innovative and competitive”. When the measures will be definitely adopted by the member States and the European Parliament, this Fourth Railway Package will…

201602.10
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New rules for the sharing economy in France?

With the Internet a new collaborative consumption model appeared. The sharing economy has widely developed in particular within the travel sector (with platforms such as AirBnB, Uber, BlaBlaCar, etc.). A report submitting 19 proposals in respect of the sharing economy has been rendered to the French Prime Minister. Developing the sharing economy under fair social,…

201510.20
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Vacation jobs do not give rise to an end-of-contract payment

A student employed during his vacation sued the company where he was employed under a fixed-term contract to obtain an end-of-contract payment. Under French law, the employees employed under a fixed-term contract are granted such a payment intended to compensate for insecurity. However, such a payment is not made for young people working during their vacations….