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Teleworking arrangements and partial activity – Over the last few days, the French government has been taking various measures designed to allow companies to continue their businesses and/or avoid notification of redundancies.

Partial activity, which consists in either a reduction of the working week or a temporary closure, could be a useful tool, at least temporarily, for companies operating in France if teleworking is not possible.

Authors: Séverine Martel

As in many other countries in the world, business activities in France have been seriously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The French authorities are strongly urging that, whenever possible, companies introduce teleworking, which does not require prior employee consent in the case of a pandemic threat.

Unfortunately, most businesses cannot benefit from such a working arrangement and must, at least temporarily, close their premises and cease activities due to the measures taken by the French authorities.