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Management of restructuring and layoff plans for economic reasons

Renaud Avocats accompanies you to carry out group layoff plans for economic reasons, Employment Safeguard Plans (PSE) and Plans for Voluntary departures (PDV):

  • Assistance for strategic planning to calibrate restructuring (strategic choices between PSE or PDV; PSE alone or layoffs spread out over time), construction of solid economic argumentation, operational phases and the selection of the best social measures for the P.S.E.
  • Evaluation of costs
  • Approach and simulation of criteria for the order of layoffs
  • Drafting of the Employment Safeguard Plan, assistance to draft the economic note (“Book II”)Assistance to conduct negotiations with Worker representatives and the DIRECCTE (Labor authorities)
  • Hotline all throughout the procedure
  • Assistance for crisis management (incidents on procedures, challenges before the DIRECCTE, strikes, challenges concerning an Employment Safeguard Plan before the Administrative Courts…)

Illustrations of missions:

  • Implementation of an Employment Safeguard Plan in the Construction/Public Works sector within a group with several establishments: consultation of the body for worker representation (Health and safety committee, Central Works Council and Works Council), drafting of a company agreement with the application of the order criteria by establishment, etc…
  • End-to-end accompaniment to close an industrial site with 100 employees including the implementation of a PSE (simulations, strategy, drafting of an economic note and PSE, hot line, negotiations with the administration, all of the projects involving acts, management of the timelines…)

Our staff also assist you step by step in the social management of merger-acquisition operations, outsourcing and company transfers:

  • Construction and conducting of the information process – consultation
  • Assistance to determine whether or not there is mandatory transfer of work contracts
  • Management of the social consequences: reexamination of the conventions and collective agreements, harmonization of fringe benefits, rescinding of practices, harmonization of retirement plans and Complementary Social Protection

Illustrations of missions:

  • Assistance in the revamping of the worker representation bodies subsequent to the merger of two companies (due to the disappearance of the respective worker representatives)
  • Drafting of a harmonization agreement for collective agreements
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