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French Law Requires Companies to Employ Workers with Disabilities

December 04, 2019 / Leah Shepherd

A French law is ushering in new obligations for companies to employ people with disabilities. By Jan. 1, 2020, employers in France with at least 20 employees must have workers with disabilities account for 6 percent of their total workforce. This includes full- and part-time employees, trainees and temporary workers. Companies that don't meet the annual quota will have to implement a collective bargaining agreement that favors workers with disabilities or pay into a government fund to support their employment. Companies with at least 250 employees must appoint a designated employee to guide, inform and support employees with disabilities.