PARIS — France is taking a leisurely August attitude to a new law that shakes up the country’s traditional devotion to Sunday rest.
Starting Sunday, more stores have the legal right to open, a step taken by the government in hopes of boosting employment and soaking up added tourist dollars.
But it’s a complicated measure, full of unresolved details that need to be worked out by employers and workers, many of whom are gone for France’s sacrosanct, monthlong August holiday break. And in reality, many shops that wanted to get around century-old rules and sell their wares on Sunday have already found ways to do so.
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