Wednesday, March 9, 2016

French uproar over labor reforms

France is known for their 35 hour work weeks and ample paid vacation time. They seem to know how to balance work and leisure. A new set of labor reforms, leaked to the press in February, are the cause of recent protests in France. The reforms lift many constraints on employers including increases to maximum work hours, what time is counted while someone works 'on call' and even benefits employees in some cases by giving legal protection to those who don't check work emails after hours. For more details about the work reforms check out this article featured in 'the Local in France'. Don't worry folks, we aren't making any big schedule changes to camp this summer! Everyone still gets a daily 'repos'. What do you think of the reforms? Are the French becoming less French?

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