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Denise Broussal

Denise Broussal, Franco-American, practices in the area of employment law. She is a former managing partner of the Firm’s Paris office, and currently serves as an active member of Baker McKenzie’s Europe and Global Employment practice groups. She has written numerous articles for Le Journal du Management and Juriste d’Entreprise Magazine, as well as various publications by Baker McKenzie. Ms. Broussal is also a frequent speaker on French labor law at conferences and seminars, including those organized by the Industrial Relations Services and the Federation of European Employers. She is a member of the Advisory Board of Catalyst Europe, and is admitted to practice in Paris.

On 28 April 2020, the Prime Minister gave an outline of the plan to gradually relax the lockdown from 11 May onwards. On 3 May 2020, the Ministry of Labour published a National Deconfinement Plan for companies to ensure the health and safety of employees, link here. Companies which have not already done so must take steps to adapt working conditions to these new recommendations.

At a time when many companies are experiencing a drop in activity related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus in particular due to the recent one-month administrative closure of most stores and activities and the prohibition of gatherings of more than 100 employees, approximately two million employees are expected to be placed…

The Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization. As the outbreak continues to spread in Europe, many companies are now considering taking preventive measures. The French Ministry of Employment just announced on 28 February 2020, a situation of “force majeure” for companies (that can…