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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.

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.