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31 May 2024 | Olivia Heilpern

Paid leave entitlement and medical leave : New rules and new employers’ obligation to inform employees

The new legal rules on paid leave entitlement during a medical leave, and on the taking of such paid leave, introduced by Law No. 2024-364 of April 22, 2024, became effective on April 24, 2024.

With a few exceptions, these new rules apply retroactively for the period between December 1, 2009 and April 24, 2024 (the day after publication of the Law).

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30 May 2024 | Laure Marolleau

European Ecodesign Regulation definitively adopted

The European Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) was adopted by the European Parliament on April 23, 2024 and by the Council on May 27, 2024. This regulation establishes a general framework for the introduction of environmental sustainability standards for most products placed on the European market.

It replaces the existing Ecodesign Directive and extends its scope beyond energy products to all types of products placed on the EU market.

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28 May 2024 | Lydie Bontemps-Helmy

Choose France 2024: France’s attractiveness still at its highest

The 7th Choose France Summit, held on May 13, 2024, brought together nearly 200 foreign business leaders of 40 different nationalities. 56 foreign investment projects were announced, representing a total of €15 billion and 10,000 jobs.

Created in 2018 by President Emmanuel Macron, Choose France aims at highlighting the importance of international investment and presenting to international companies the reforms carried out by the French Government to promote economic growth on its territory.

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27 May 2024 | Claire Filliatre

Related rights and press publishers: Google fined €250 million

Google has agreed to pay a substantial new fine of €250 million to the French Competition Authority for failing to comply with its commitments regarding related rights (also known as neighboring rights).

Law No. 2019-775 of July 24, 2019 “on the creation of related rights for the benefit of news agencies and press publishers”, that transposed Directive (EU) 2019/790 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market, aims at ensuring fair compensation for news agencies and press publishers when their contents are reused on online platforms.

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