What has happened?
The French government has prolonged changes in its Code du Travail labour law until the end of June 2021 in a decree published on December 16th.
France made the temporary changes in March 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic forced the government to impose a strict nationwide lockdown that halted its economy to a near-standstill.
Relaxing the labour law was meant to help businesses to weather the economic downturn and prevent chain bankruptcies and mass unemployment.
The changes was set to end on December 31st but the government has decided to extend it by six months.
Who is affected?
For full details, go to the government's website, LINK HERE.