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France : The Minister of Justice, has presented an order adapting the rules relating to business difficulties to the consequences of the covid-19 epidemic.

France : The Minister of Justice, has presented an order adapting the rules relating to business difficulties to the consequences of the covid-19 epidemic.

This order temporarily adapts the rules relating to business difficulties to take into account the consequences of the evolution of the health crisis. It complements Order no. 2020-596 of May 20, 2020 adapting the rules relating to the difficulties of companies and farms to the consequences of the covid-19 epidemic, which is still in force.

It encourages the use of preventive procedures by allowing the duration of conciliation procedures to be extended from five to ten months. The ordinance also allows the association for the management of the employees’ claims guarantee scheme (AGS) to take over wage claims more quickly. It relaxes the terms of communication between the main players in preventive and collective proceedings and the court registry or the jurisdictional bodies involved in the proceedings.

All of these measures will be applicable until December 31, 2021 inclusive.

 Council of Ministers – 25 november 2020

Ordonnance n° 2020-1443 du 25 novembre 2020 portant adaptation des règles relatives aux difficultés des entreprises aux conséquences de l’épidémie de covid-19 (JORF n°0286 du 26 novembre 2020)

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