AVENS work focuses on the following areas:


Employee recruitment:

Drafting of employment contracts: choice of type of contract, with particular attention to the drafting of key clauses in employment contracts: working time, remuneration, mobility, non-compete clauses.

Drafting of employment contracts in specific fields: journalists, freelances, real estate negotiators, athletes (football/rugby players, etc.)
Recommendations for delegations of authority

Implementation of expatriation and secondment solutions, if necessary in cooperation with partners in our Concerto network

During employment

Amendments to employment contract to reflect career progress or changes to the law or collective agreements

Processing of individual workplace health issues (incapacity, extended illness, workplace accidents, harassment, unpleasant working conditions)

In cases of potential conflict, definition of a pre-litigation strategy: pre-emption or heading-off of conflicts, protection of employer interests if the conflict cannot be avoided (drafting of correspondence and implementation of disciplinary measures)

Termination of employment

Implementation of individual termination proce¬dures, term¬ination by negotiation procedures, and, if applicable, settlement agreements: risk assessments, decision support, legal safeguarding of decisions, representation before labour tribunals in the event of litigation (labour tribunals, labour divisions of the appeals courts and Supreme Court, the Social Security Affairs Court and the Journalists’ Arbitration Commission.


Work organisation and labour relations

  • Auditing of individual and collective statuses (company-level and industry-level)
  • Auditing of staff representation and, if necessary, the implementation of employee representation bodies
  • Assistance in oversight of employee representation bodies in information/consulting procedures
  • Auditing and recommendations for workplace organisation: hygiene, safety, gender parity, teleworking
  • Auditing and recommendations for work hours: working time, part-time hours, standby functions, night work, Sunday work, continuous work
  • Assistance in collective bargaining for work organisation, particularly where work hours are concerned
  • Implementation of employee evaluation tools
  • Implementation of a code of conduct, code of ethics, IT charters, whistle blowing policies
  • Wage policies and company savings plans (wages, profit-sharing and savings plans, stock option plans (BSPCE), restricted stocks)
  • Prevention of psycho-social risks and discrimination
  • Management of issues related to subcontracting, secondment and temporary hiring (illegal subcontracting or supply of labour, co-employment)
Business restructuring

  • Assistance in managing labour relations during the implementation of new organisation procedures during decline phases: staff reduction, outsourcing, sales of branches; implementation of collective economic redundancy plans
  • Support of company growth during labour-sensitive operations: mergers, acquisitions, acquisition of new business branches
  • Social audits prior to these operations
  • Management of restructuring effects on individual and collective relations (challenges to collective agreements, impacts on employee representative bodies, negotiation of substitute agreements)

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