European Employment Law Cases

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2016/12 ‘Independent contractors’ working in a subordinate relationship may in reality be employees (FR)

Keywords employment status
Authors Charles Mathieu
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Charles Mathieu
Charles Mathieu is a lawyer with Jeantet in Paris,
  • Abstract

      An ‘independent contractor’ working for a company in a subordinate relationship should be considered as a de facto employee. In such a situation, the company and its legal representatives can be held liable for ‘concealed work’ and be subject to criminal penalties.

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