*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The application of employment law to distributors who market products (or sometimes services: telephone subscriptions, see Cass. soc., 1 Feb. 2011, appeals Nos. 08-45.223, 08-45.295 and 09-65.999; Cass. soc., 12 Feb. 2014, appeals Nos. 12-28.160 and 12-28.376 : D. Ferrier) under the qualification of branch manager (art. L. 7321-2 C. trav.), constitutes an increasingly important source of litigation within the networks. In order to qualify, the distributor must be economically dependent on : an exclusive or quasi-exclusive activity of marketing the products of the supplier or of suppliers approved by the latter (this hypothesis is assimilated to the one
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