COVID-19: Latest Social Measures to Support French Businesses

March 30, 2020

On  March 23, 2020, the French Parliament adopted an emergency law declaring a “state of health emergency” for an initial period from 24 March 2020 to 24 May 2020 (Emergency Law No. 2020-290 of 23 March 2020 to deal with the Covid-19 epidemic) (the “Act”).

In the context of the sanitary crisis, the Act empowers the Government to take measures designed to limit the consequences of the reduction of activity on employment and to facilitate the operation of businesses.

In the field of employment law, as of March 30, 2020, five ordinances and one decree have been enacted. 

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