Helen Abruzzino

The payment of the “Macron” bonus in 2021/2022

The payment of the “Macron” bonus in 2021/2022 The exceptional purchasing power bonus, also called “Macron” bonus has been renewed in 2021 and can be paid until March 31st, 2022. It allows employers to pay a bonus exempt from income tax and social contributions to employees whose salary does not exceed a certain threshold. Who …

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The cost of any Covid-19 tests reimbursed by the employer are considered as a taxable benefit

Since October 15th, 2021, RT-PCR and antigen Covid tests are no longer systematically covered by the French Health Insurance. The reference price for RT-PCR tests, carried out by medical biology laboratories, is € 43.89 and it varies from € 22.02 to € 45.11 for antigenic tests. Employers could be tempted to reimburse the cost of …

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Covid-19: employers must organize an action  plan for telecommuting

The national protocol for the health and safety of workers has been updated by the French Government and notably reinforces the necessity for employers to organize telecommuting for all positions and task that enable it, by making mandatory  the elaboration of a related action plan. The necessity of telecommuting reinforced as a key measure against …

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Partial activity rates and childcare: update for April 2021

A decrease in the partial activity allowance paid to the employers, as well as in the partial activity indemnity paid to the employee, currently planned for May 1st, 2021   Since February 1st, 2021, the French government was planning to decrease the rates of the partial activity’s related allowance and indemnities. The evolution of the …

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Covid-19: The curfew is maintained and the health protocol applicable to companies has been updated

On February 4th, 2021, the French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced that the cost of a third lockdown in France would be higher than its benefit, according to the current evolution of the epidemic in France. He did stress however that a slackening in the efforts made against the spread of the virus is not …

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Covid-19: Supportive measures for companies impacted by the crisis are extended

A decree of January 28th, 2021 has extended the benefit of supportive measures for the companies most affected by the second wave of the Covid-19 epidemic by modifying the exemption and the aid which were announced in July 2020. A newsletter on this subject is available on our website at https://www.hiconnect.com/covid-19-a-new-french-decree-provides-for-details-regarding-covid-19-related-supportive-measures-for-companies-in-financial-difficulty/ Measures intended for employers …

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New partial activity rates and extended exceptional measure for paid leave in 2021

New standard rates applicable for partial activity in 2021 As per February 1st, 2021, employees placed in partial activity will receive 60% of their salary (versus 70% currently paid by the employer). More important: the amount reimbursed by the Government to the employer will be decreased to 36%, except for companies particularly impacted by the …

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Recent case-law on harassment in the workplace

Harassment at work

The absence of harassment does not imply compliance with the employer’s security obligation In the event of a lawsuit for moral or sexual harassment, the French courts may judge the absence of sexual or moral harassment. However, this does not mean that the employer necessarily complied with its obligation of security towards the employee claiming …

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New rules applicable to posted employees in France

Employee Rights

  A European Union order about the secondment of employees (n° 2018/957, of June 28th, 2018) has been recently transposed as a French ruling which aims to clarify the obligations for foreign companies posting employees to France. This new regulation also aims to ensure a more systematic respect of posted employees’ rights. It is applicable …

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