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

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

  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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Partial activity: update on the regulations applicable since November 1st, 2020

  The rate of the partial activity allowance paid to employers was supposed to be reduced as of November 1st, 2020. Due to the worsening of the Covid-19 epidemic and considering the announcement of a new lockdown, the Government has decided to postpone this decrease to January 1st, 2021, in a decree published on October …

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Covid-19 related partial activity scheme will be modified starting in November 2020

The period of application of the current rules relating to the partial activity allowance is extended A decree published on June 29th, 2020 provided an adjustment to the rate of the partial activity allowance paid to employers by the French Government for the period from June 1st until September 30th, 2020. Until September 30th, 2020, …

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Covid-19: A new French decree provides for details regarding Covid-19 related supportive measures for companies in financial difficulty

A recent decree of September 1st, 2020 provides additional information about the amount and eligibility criteria for the supportive financial measures announced at the end of July by the French government for companies facing financial difficulties. As a  reminder these measures are the following: – An exemption of certain employer social contributions for the period …

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