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A new scheme for maintaining employment during Covid-19 period: Reduced activity for employment (ARME)

A new scheme of partial activity (or furlough) is implemented in France. Its objective is to ensure employment within companies facing long-term reduction in activity which does not compromise their continuity and who need the financial support from the Government for a temporary period. It is different from the specific partial activity scheme implemented to …

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The Government has announced a new plan to support the hiring of young people

A compensation in social taxes for companies hiring young workers The country is facing a growing social and economic crisis as a direct consequence of the recent health events. A significative break on growth and employment is expected, with young people representing the most affected population. The French Government has therefore decided to invest 6.5 …

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Covid- 19: the rules and recommendations that currently apply in the workplace

As the different stages of the health crisis have passed, the rules that apply in the workplace with regards to containment of the virus and protection of workers have constantly evolved. Here we wish to inform you of the current status and rules. The highlights of the current phase are that telecommuting is no longer …

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Partial activity: the reimbursement rules change in June

A decree published on June 29th 2020 has specified the conditions under which companies will receive a reduced allowance for partial activity effective June 1st. As per June 1st through September 30th, 2020 the conditions governing the partial activity allowance are revised: the indemnity paid to the employee by the employer is unchanged: employees placed …

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End of lockdown

End of lockdown: a second phase with less restrictions French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced during a press conference held on May 28th 2020, that despite the end of lockdown since the 11th of May 2020, the number of infected cases was still decreasing. As a precaution, the coming out of lockdown in France had …

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CORONAVIRUS- Purchasing power bonus (“Macron bonus”): the conditions for payment are alleviated

CORONAVIRUS- Purchasing power bonus (“Macron bonus”): the conditions for payment are alleviated In our newsletter of February 28th, 2020 , attached for reference, we informed you of the renewal of the “Macron bonus” for 2020. Recent legislation passed in the context of the Coronavirus situation has now removed the requirement of a profit-sharing agreement for …

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Covid-19: New financial measures to support small companies facing the pandemic-related risks and to help employees in financial difficulty.

Covid-19: New financial measures to support small companies facing the pandemic-related risks and to help employees in financial difficulty. As per the 18th of May 2020, companies employing less than 50 employees will have the possibility to benefit from a new allowance to help them finance protective equipment against the virus. This is what has …

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Telecommuting expenses during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis: Should employers bear the cost?

Telecommuting expenses during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis: Should employers bear the cost? As part of the state of health emergency declared in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the French Government has strongly recommended the implementation of telecommuting for activities and positions compatible with this organization of work. It has more recently also provided an …

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Covid-19: New compensation rules for vulnerable employees and employees at home for childcare

Current situation: a derogatory sick leave for some categories of employees Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and the closure of schools and host institutions, a derogatory system of sick leave has been implemented for employees for whom the company has not been able to organize remote working, and who are unable to continue …

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Covid-19: new rules about the remote consultation of the Employee Representatives (CSE) during the epidemic

Meetings with the Employee Representatives remain necessary and mandatory in the context of the epidemic. French regulations have been recently adapted and clarified in order to facilitate the continuity of these meetings, including remotely. Consequently , it is now possible, and until the end of the state of health emergency (i.e. currently set for the …

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