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French court says no working nights for Apple employees

The High Court of Paris handed down a €10,000 fine and a ban and this week preventing Apple employees from working during the night at seven Apple stores within France. The ban prevents Apple from making retail employees work between the hours of 9 PM until 6 AM the following morning. The court also instituted a penalty of €50,000 per provisional infringement if Apple has employees working between those hours.

"This decision is very good and reflects the desire of Justice to enforce the night work", welcomed Eric Scherrer, CFTC trade employees, which emphasizes "a severe sentence."

"We just ask that the law is respected," Thomas responded in turn Bordage SUD trade, which explains that "the shops close at 2100, but the time for employees to put everything in order and work in workshops some may work until 11:00 p.m. ".

Under French law, working at night between the hours of 9 PM and 6 AM needs to be justified to ensure the continuity of economic activity or social utility to be legal.
The stores covered in the judgment include those located in Opéra in Paris Velizy 2 (Velizy-Villacoublay, Yvelines), Parly 2 (The Chesnay, Yvelines), Carré Sénart (Lieusaint, Seine-et-Marne), Val d'Europe (Marne-la-Vallee, Seine-et-Marne), Cape Town 3000 (Nice, Alpes-Maritimes) and Atlantis (Saint Herblain, Loire-Atlantique).

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Doesn't make much sense
By theapparition on 3/13/2013 10:35:17 AM , Rating: 5
Banning the French from working after 9pm? This has to be a joke.

Everyone knows the French don't do any work, so why is after 9pm special?

RE: Doesn't make much sense
By Motoman on 3/13/2013 10:37:49 AM , Rating: 5
Well, besides that...if the "social value" of a business has to justify it's hours of operation, it's pretty clear that Apple stores should be open from Never to Never.

RE: Doesn't make much sense
By HrilL on 3/15/2013 1:24:58 AM , Rating: 2
Oops I voted you down with a random click so I am commenting to clear my vote. Completely agree with ya though.

RE: Doesn't make much sense
By retrospooty on 3/13/2013 11:28:17 AM , Rating: 2
Ya, this whole thing doesn't make any sense either way. Joking or not, what is the point? And doesn't the French "High Court" have anything better to work on than a retail outlet's work schedule?

RE: Doesn't make much sense
By tng on 3/13/2013 11:36:02 AM , Rating: 4
Yeah, one of the best vacations I ever had was a week "working" in France.

RE: Doesn't make much sense
By Paj on 3/13/2013 12:54:23 PM , Rating: 3
Yeah, because who needs workers rights? Sounds like commie talk to me!

RE: Doesn't make much sense
By ClownPuncher on 3/13/13, Rating: -1
RE: Doesn't make much sense
By marvdmartian on 3/14/2013 7:49:48 AM , Rating: 2
(said with a Pepe Le Pew accent)
"How do you expect ze French to get zeir beauty sleep, if you make zem work all night??"

RE: Doesn't make much sense
By random2 on 3/15/2013 10:00:54 PM , Rating: 2
It's a freakin store! Hardly essential to anyone. I you cannot wait until tomorrow for a new bit of Crapple you have serious issues.

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