French baker slapped a $3,700-fine for 24/7 store
It is true that hard work pays off. But this runs against the law in some places.
French baker Cédric Vaivre is being slapped with a €3,000 to $3,700 fine for keeping his shop open seven days a week, according to The Local.
The country’s labor law requires businesses to recognize at least one rest day a week. Its terms have been subject to several businesses opposition, noting that the rule hinders them from gaining profit.
Vaivre’s shop has been exempted from the law until last year when his bakery was not granted such status.
More than 400 has signed a petition to back the baker’s hard work. Vaivre continues to gain support which includes his hometown Mayor Christian Branle of Lusigny-sur-Barse who defended that open businesses are crucial to serving a busy, tourist-friendly town.