Labor and Emploment law

Sekri Valentin Zerrouk advises clients on various aspects of labor and employment law, including individual employee relations and relations with employee representative bodies, collective bargaining, employee savings plans, economic layoffs, and social security.


Employer-employee relations

Sekri Valentin Zerrouk advises its clients on employment contracts (including non-compete clauses, Golden Parachutes, fixed-salary agreements, benefits in kind, and supplemental pensions); economic and individual dismissals; disciplinary procedures; drafting and negotiating settlement agreements; and drafting internal rules and regulations.

We also have specific expertise in executive officer compensation and management compensation packages, where we work closely with the tax department.

Relationships with the employee representative bodies

The firm advises its clients on the creation or renewal of employee representative bodies, consultation with the employee committee, drafting documentation, holding meetings, and union relations.

Collective bargaining

The firm assists its clients with negotiating, entering into, and terminating collective bargaining agreements covering such issues as hours and salaries.

Employee savings plans

Sekri Valentin Zerrouk advises its clients in negotiating and creating employee savings plans, including employee profit sharing and incentive plans.

Economic layoffs

Sekri Valentin Zerrouk helps its clients assess whether they need to lay off employees and assists them in drafting both the economic memorandum (note économique) for the employee committee and the jobs protection plan (plan de sauvegarde de l’emploi).

Social Security

The firm represents clients in connection with URSSAF inspections.

We also advise clients on restructuring and external growth transactions, including both corporate law and labor law.


Sekri Valentin Zerrouk helps its clients manage corporate restructurings and external growth transactions from a corporate law and labor law perspective.

The firm also advises on employee transfers, including managing interactions with the employee representative body and determining the post-transfer collective bargaining status.

We help present the plan to employee representatives, including implementation of the procedure, drafting the necessary documents, and managing the process.

Because of its expertise in both public-sector business law and employment law, Sekri Valentin Zerrouk specializes in addressing employment law questions by involving public-sector institutions.


Our public-sector business law team and our employment law team work together seamlessly to advise public institutions and public- and private-sector companies on the employment issues that arise in connection with restructuring in the public sector.

In particular, we assist clients in transferring non public-sector employees and in determining the applicable collective bargaining agreement when a government entity awards a public-service concession to a new provider. More generally, the firm advises on changes in public-service providers.

Sekri Valentin Zerrouk also advises on private-sector employment law matters for civil service employees and public agents who are seconded to or otherwise placed with public- and private-sector companies.

The firm also represents its clients in litigation proceedings.


The firm represents clients before the civil, criminal, and labor courts in matters relating to individual disputes (including matters such as dismissal, disciplinary action, and employment agreement transfers) and collective disputes (employee committee disputes, employee election disputes, and litigation on the validity of collective bargaining agreements).

The firm also represents its clients in litigation relating to URSSAF adjustments.

Sekri Valentin Zerrouk is ranked among the leading firms in the areas of high-risk litigation and criminal employment law by the magazine Décideurs.