Senators adopted, Tuesday, the article of the bill relating to the Olympic and Paralympic Games establishing the possibility of derogating from Sunday rest for four months, during the games
Food shops, clothing, electronics, or even hairdressers … From June 1 to September 30, 2024, it will be possible for all these establishments to derogate from Sunday rest. On one condition: to be in the municipalities where the competition sites of the Olympic and Paralympic Games are located (which will take place at the end of July 2024), or in the neighboring municipalities or near these sites.
Senators adopted, Tuesday, January 24, the article of the bill relating to the Olympic and Paralympic Games establishing this derogation lasting a duration of four months, considering that this possibility was justified by the “exceptional needs which will result from Games outfit “.
To benefit from it, businesses, which can already benefit from derogations granted by mayors for a maximum of twelve Sundays per year, must obtain an authorization from the prefect.
It is the latter who will have to assess the needs and seize the municipal council, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Chamber of Trades and Handicrafts and the employers’ and union organizations interested.
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This Sunday work can only concern volunteer employees who, in this case, will benefit from a double remuneration and an equivalent compensatory rest.
The article of the bill also provides only once the prefect may authorize one or more establishments to derogate from the Sunday rest.