What is the benefit of this law?
In the past, numerous legal provisions stipulated obligations of means within the framework of collective bargaining. This “Avenir” law passed in 2018 creates an obligation of results for the compagnies concerned including, amongst other things, the need to compile an index calculated based on 5 indicators. If a company does not obtain the minimal score of 75 out of 100, it will have to draw up and deploy an action plan to obtain the required score within 3 years subject to the imposition of a penalty corresponding to 1% of the payroll of the company concerned should it fail to do so.
What concrete steps are being taken?
With 3 agreements already signed in the past, Orano already met the requirements of the majority of the indicators. Since 2010, the Equality of Opportunities and Diversity Department has deployed:
The law "for freedom of choice in matters of employment and career development" was passed by the French National Assembly by a clear majority on August 1, 2018 and was enacted by the President of the French Republic on September 5, 2018.
The "#Avenirpro" law introduces reforms in the area of work/study programs and vocational training. It also includes measures on gender equality (increasing the number of women in governance-index of gender equality in the workplace and the prevention of sexist behaviors), the employment of people with disabilities, the extension of unemployment insurance and combating fraud in relation to posted workers.