Temporary Provision of Employees: A Tool to Cope With the COVID-19 Epidemic in France

    April 2020

    Since the beginning of April 2020, the Ministry of Labour has promoted, as an additional tool to deal with the crisis linked to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the temporary provision of employees between two companies.

    Under the scheme, if a company involved in activities essential to the state is faced with a lack of personnel, it can resort to an agreement of provision with a company whose employees are unoccupied and agree to be made available on a voluntary basis.

    The ministry has slightly simplified the conditions of the provision agreement in order to make the scheme more accessible.