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I'm trying to read one of the OECD reports from last year on employment protection and it appears that a key difference between Ireland and France is that France restricts the applicability of temporary fixed-term contracts.

The indices are, of course, chosen to make their point ...

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Mar 31st, 2006 at 12:36:30 PM EST
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"restricts the applicability"?

A fixed-term contract in France can't go beyond six months, and you can't line up more than three of them in a row (ie 3x6 = 18 months). If you want to keep the same employee on after that, you have to offer an indefinite contract.

Is that what you meant?

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Mar 31st, 2006 at 01:56:38 PM EST
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Restricted to "objective situations" (replacement, seasonal
work, temporary increases in company activity). The maximum
duration of 18 month in principle but can vary from 9 to
24 months. A new contract on the same post can only start
after a waiting period amounting to one third of initial contract.  
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Mar 31st, 2006 at 02:29:20 PM EST
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