France’s government is proposing a far-reaching set of labor law reforms. Set to be formally unveiled at a cabinet meeting next month, a leaked proposal is already rankling members of the ruling Socialist Party and the nation’s powerful union movement.
The reforms would give employers more power to negotiate over bread-and-butter labor issues like work hours and overtime pay, make it easier for companies to fire workers and put new caps on the amount of compensatory damages that can be awarded by labor courts, according to Le Monde.
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