Are all public holidays off and paid?

An employee may work on Sundays and holidays. The first of May is off except in the services which cannot interrupt their activity. In all cases, a weekly rest period of at least 24 consecutive hours and 11 hours of daily rest must be granted. (Source : Site officiel de l’administration française)

  • What is a holiday?
  • What is a non-working day?
  • Are all holidays off?
  • Are all holidays paid?
  • Public holidays and bridging days: how do they fit together?
  • Is it possible to recover hours lost due to a bridge?
  • Holidays and paid leave: what are their links?

Davidette Bangue, a jurist in employment law in Arnaud Blanc de la Naulte’s team, brings you her expertise.

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