Aubry laws

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Named after their ministerial sponsor, the Aubry Laws of 1998 and 2000 established the 35-hour maximum working week in France. The law of 2000 made the maximum 35-hour week mandatory for all those working in firms with more than twenty employees. Nicolas Sarkozy was elected President of France in 2007 with a commitment to abolish the maximum 35-hour week.

Subjects: Human Resource Management.

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