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Evolution of French Employment Law as a Result of the Development of Information and Communications Technology
The present research is a comprehensive analysis of the impact of ICT on the employment relations and employment law in France. The study seeks to address the role of modern technologies in an alteration of working conditions, in particular, their influence on remote work. It provides for a comparative analysis of the legal regulation of telework in France and Russia and proposes recommendations in respect of improvement of the remote work provisions in Russia. In addition, the research raises issues as to the strengthening of the employer’s control over employees through the use of, inter alia, geolocation, video and cyber surveillance tools. Finally, the thesis considers challenges related to the protection of personal rights and freedoms of employees in the context of the use of ICT at the workplace. Since France was able to achieve one of the most up-to-date legal framework in this field, the results of the study can be used when adapting the Russian employment legislation to modern challenges.