France OKs Labor Reforms

Investor's Business Daily
May 2013
Investors Business Daily;5/15/2013, pA01
4 The legislature gave final approval to measures meant to improve employment in Europe's No. 2 economy, which is suffering from record-high joblessness. The reforms will make it easier for firms to cut staff or pay during downturns and discourage the use of short-term labor contracts. But they won't change the 35-hour workweek, and analysts doubt further progress.


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