Find Lawyers in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France for Employee Benefits Law

Practice Area Overview

In addition to their salary, employees may benefit from additional benefits. These benefits are of a diverse nature and consist either of supplementary wages (premiums, bonuses, stock-options, complementary health care and retirement benefits, etc) or of benefits-in-kind (meal vouchers, a company car, a professional mobile phone, company accommodation, etc). The lawyer specialised in remuneration and social benefits assists their clients in implementing various systems of additional remuneration, such as employee savings schemes (profit-sharing and incentive plans), employee share purchase plans (stock-option, grants of free shares), or insurance and additional pensions.

The lawyer’s expertise in remuneration and employee benefits covers an array of skills, from the negotiation of agreements implementing these benefits through to their drafting (along with any riders) and their denunciation. It also may be necessary to anticipate and organise the exit from such regimes in the case of business transfers. In this field of law, the social and tax treatment of such benefits is particularly complex. Specialised lawyers are able to carry out audits of the systems of remuneration in place within the company in order to recommend customised optimisation mechanisms. Thanks to their thorough understanding of the institutions governing these benefits, they are able to offer pragmatic solutions upon negotiation with insurers, brokers, and other intermediates.

The lawyer specialised in remuneration and social benefits attempts to minimise litigation and manage disputes with former and current employees, staff representatives, and trade unions. Where necessary, they defend their clients before the social bodies, in particular in terms of monitoring or recovery by the French social security authorities (URSSAF) or in terms of litigation concerning the health and security of employees (industrial accidents, occupational diseases, incapacity, disability, etc). 

As for the international dimension, in terms of secondment and expatriation, the lawyer specialised in remuneration and employee benefits manages the administrative procedures necessary for ensuring the proper relationship between different systems of social protection and unemployment insurance, along with establishing arrangements for the payment of social security contributions.


En complément de leur salaire, les salariés peuvent bénéficier d’avantages supplémentaires. Ces avantages sont extrêmement variés et prennent la forme soit d’un complément de salaire (primes, bonus, stock-option, assurance santé et retraite complémentaire…) soit font l’objet d’un versement en nature (attribution de tickets-restaurant, d’une voiture de fonction, d’un téléphone portable professionnel, d’un logement de fonction…). L’avocat spécialiste en rémunération accompagne ses clients dans la mise en place de ces divers systèmes de rémunération complémentaire, qu’il s’agisse d’un dispositif d’épargne salariale (intéressement, participation), d’actionnariat salarié (options sur actions, attribution d’actions gratuites), de prévoyance ou de retraite supplémentaire.

L’expertise de l’avocat spécialisé en rémunération et avantages sociaux couvre la négociation des accords instaurant ces avantages, leur rédaction (ainsi que celle de leurs avenants) et la dénonciation. Il peut également être nécessaire d’anticiper et d’organiser le sort de ces régimes en cas de transferts d’entreprise. Concernant cette matière, le traitement fiscal et social de ces avantages est particulièrement complexe. Les avocats spécialisés peuvent réaliser un audit des systèmes de rémunération en vigueur dans l’entreprise afin de proposer des mécanismes d’optimisation sur-mesure. Grâce à sa connaissance des institutions de gestion de ces avantages, il propose des solutions négociées et pragmatiques avec les assureurs, les courtiers et les différents intermédiaires.

L’avocat spécialité en rémunération et avantages sociaux prévient les litiges et gère les contentieux avec les anciens et actuels salariés, les représentants du personnel, les syndicats. Le cas échéant, il assure également la défense de ses clients devant les juridictions sociales notamment en matière de contrôle ou redressement URSSAF ou de contentieux relatif à la santé et à la sécurité des salariés (accident du travail, maladie professionnelle, incapacité, invalidité…).

Quant à la dimension internationale, en matière de détachement et d’expatriation, l’avocat dédié se charge des formalités administratives relatives à l’articulation des différents systèmes de protection sociale et d’assurance chômage ainsi que des modalités de versement des cotisations sociales. 

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Related Practice Areas: Labor and Employment Law, Tax Law
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