Changes as of March 1st - As with the first of every month in France the 1st March is no different with several new measures being introduced including, the rise in the price of tobacco, the introduction of a new examination for the motorcyclist, and a drop in gas prices.
Smokers will see the price of a packet of cigarettes exceed the threshold of 10 euros, future bikers who will discover a new test for A1 and A2 permits and regulated gas sales prices, applied by Engie, fall by 4.6% from March 1st. These prices will drop "by 1.2% for customers who use gas for cooking, by 2.7% for those who have dual use, cooking and hot water, and 4.8% for homes that heat with gas ".
Finally, as of March 1st, all companies with 50 or more employees must calculate and publish an index of professional equality between women and men. They must then communicate it to their Social and Economic Committee (CSE) as well as to the labor inspectorate.
The Ministry of Labor has set up a website, a hotline and training to help companies make these calculations. If the Index is not published, if corrective measures are not implemented or if they are ineffective, the company is liable to a financial penalty of up to 1% of its annual payroll.