[COVID-19] End of the suspension of certain labour law deadlines

Updated information, as of the date of publication of this article

Decree No. 2020-471 of 24 April 2020 derogating from the principle of suspension of deadlines during the period of health emergency related to the Covid-19 epidemic in the area of labour and employment was published in the Journal Officiel on Saturday 25 April 2020.

In order to deal with the consequences, particularly of an administrative nature, of the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic, the deadlines for certain administrative procedures had been suspended by Ordinance No. 2020-306 of 25 March 2020 as amended from 12 March 2020 and until the expiry of a period of one month from the date of cessation of the state of public health emergency.

The decree of 24 April 2020 lists the categories of acts, procedures and obligations, provided for in the Labour Code, for which, by way of derogation, the deadlines resume as from the day after the decree is published.

These derogations are based on grounds of safety, health protection, safeguarding employment and activity, as well as on grounds of safeguarding employment and activity and securing labour relations and collective bargaining.

These exemptions include the approval of terminations by mutual agreement (“ruptures conventionnnelles”).

Click here to consult the list of Labour Code deadlines that were suspended since 12 March 2020 under the Labour Code and that resume as of April 26, 2020.