Laurence Augas

Covid-19 epidemic: Accompanying measures taken by the French Government

Covid-19 epidemic: Accompanying measures taken by the French Government Measures have been taken by the French Government to support the Companies and employees impacted by the Covid-19 epidemic. This purpose of this note is to inform you about the three main measures relating to  employment costs and employee revenues : the partial unemployment scheme, the …

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New regulation encourages the use of cleaner means of transportation to reduce pollution and home/workplace commute-related traffic congestion.

A recent law called “Loi d’orientation des mobilités” (“Law of orientation of mobilities”) and dated December 24th, 2019, introduces new provisions which aim to reduce pollution and traffic congestion. In this context, the law provides for new measures in favour of the use of cleaner transportations like clean vehicles, bicycles (including electric bicycles), and, generally …

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The “Macron bonus”

In response to “yellow vests” protests, the Government implemented last year an optional compensation, in the form of an exceptional “purchasing power” bonus paid by employers and exempt from social contributions and employee income tax. The so called “Macron bonus” is now renewed for 2020 but under new conditions. – Employees who could be eligible …

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“Emploi franc”: a new legal framework providing financial aid to employers

A new Governmental aid called “Emploi franc” aims to support the recruitment of job seekers from low-income neighbourhoods. Applied on an experimental basis in specific areas since April 1st, 2018, this aid has been recently generalized nationwide.. It applies to employment contracts signed during 2020 year. – Specific conditions targeting a limited audience – This …

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Breaches of Highway Code with a company vehicule : The employer must disclose identity

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that since January 1st 2017, when an infringement is committed with a company vehicule, the employer must disclose the identity and the address of the employee who committed the infringement, otherwise the employer will be subject to pay a fine of 750 euros.     – …

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Clarified payslip and the electronic option

From January 1st 2017, companies are able to remit electronic payslips providing that employees are informed of their right to refuse and that they do not exercise that right. From January 1st 2018, companies with a headcount of less than 300 Employees will be required to provide a simplified payslip. In fact, the new payslip …

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Time spent travelling between home and client sites

  How European case law impacts employees not assigned to a fixed or usual place of work? A request for opinion on the situation of employees not assigned to a fixed or usual place of work was brought before the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) by a Spanish judge (ECJ,September 10th 2015, …

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Changes to occupational health monitoring procedures in France

  EMPLOYEES’ HEALTH MONITORING  Since January 1st 2017, hiring medical examinations have been replaced by “informative and preventive visits”, except for employees with a job “at risk” who will benefit from an enhanced individual health monitoring. Furthermore, the involvement of the occupational physician is no longer systematically required.  What changes from January 1st 2017 From …

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Secured framework for annual working time arrangements

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As a reminder, an annual global working day arrangement allows the calculation of working time in days over the year, rather than in hours. The maximum number of worked days is generally 218 days/year (depending on the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). It is only possible to agree such an arrangement in the employment contract …

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