New Legislation | In Brief: The Government Announces Its Plans For The Second Half Of Its Term

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The government of French president Emmanuel Macron has announced its plan for the second half of its term, under the promise of “better social justice”.

The Government intends to act with "powerful measures to meet the aspirations of the French. And to appease "

Unemployment has reached its lowest level in ten years and 93,000 jobs were created in the first quarter of 2019. Although this period is positive, France is not yet finished with mass unemployment. This is why the social dialogue in the company has been strengthened, vocational training and apprenticeship have been reformed.

Under the plan, unemployment benefits will be reformed with four objectives:

• Put an end to the abuse of short-term contracts (CDD): the government will implement a bonus system with penalites for the industries that use the most CDD's and which consequently generate precarious situations.

• Make work pay more than being unemployed

• Introduce a progressive decrease of compensation for out-of-work employees who earn the highest wages and are able to find a job faster than others

• Strengthen support for jobseekers

The Prime Minister has also reaffirmed the president's commitment to provide access to unemployment insurance for employees who resign and for the self-employed.

The government aims to tighten the conditions of compensation for the unemployed: to gain unemployment benefit rights ,a person will have to have workedsix...

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