i) Jewelry-, goldsmiths- and gift shops: agreement reached with the trades unions on 13th January; New International Tourist Areas where retailers may derogate from Sunday as the statutory day of rest have been defined. The towns concerned are Cannes, Deauville, Nice, Saint-Laurent-du-Var, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Serris known as “Val-d’Europe”. Employers intending to open shops on the Sunday must first enter into a collective agreement with the trades unions to work out the relevant compensation (Arrêtés du 5 février 2016: JO 7).
ii) The arrangements for the project owner or principal contractor to file secondment statements with the Labour Inspector, and conditions for their financial liability, should the seconded workers not draw at least the minimum wage (Décret n° 2016-27 du 19 janvier 2016: JO 20)
iii) Arrangements defined for subsidy to companies with a workforce of less than 250 which recruit an employee between 18th January and 31st December 2016, under an indefinite-term employment contract or fixed-term employment contract of at least six months at remuneration at or below 1.3 times the SMIC (minimum wage); the maximum subsidy is 4,000 € payable over two years (Décret n° 2016-40 du 25 janvier 2016, JO 26)
iv) New arrangements for discharging the duty to employ disabled workers (sub-contracting to independent disabled workers, welcoming disabled workers into the company for them to discover the business environment …) (Décret n° 2016-60 du 28 janvier 2016, JO 30).
v) Details concerning apprentices who work for several companies and hold a contrat de professionnalisation (Décret n° 2016-95 du 1er février 2016, JO 3 février).