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  EMPLOYEES’ HEALTH MONITORING  Since January 1st 2017, hiring medical examinations have been replaced by “informative and preventive visits”, except for employees with a job “at risk” who will benefit from an enhanced individual health monitoring.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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A recent change in French Law will modify the individual training entitlement (DIF) of employees as from January 2015…

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What currently exists? Currently, each employee with more than one year’s service (or four months for short term contracts), acquires an entitlement to a capital of training hours equal to at least 20 hours per year (prorated for part time employees), which can be cumulated over a period of 6 years within a maximum limit …

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Annual global working days arrangement of the SYNTEC Collective Bargaining Agreement is back!

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In a previous newsletter we informed you that the Syntec employer union has announced the opening of negotiations between employer and employee unions for the signature of an amendment to the existing working time agreement, which would secure the usage of “forfait jours” (global working day clause). The negotiators recently came to an agreement which …

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HR France Update: Changes in Rules for the Portability of Insurance Benefits for Terminated Employees

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In France, employees whose employment is terminated by the company, except for reasons of gross misconduct, benefit from the portability of the death/disability and health insurance plans to which they were entitled as employees of the company. This entitlement is currently granted to persons who benefit from the government unemployment benefits and for a maximum …

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HR Update France: Simplified procedure for social security coverage of employees on international business trips or short-term assignments

French Social Security for International Business Travelers

If an employee has a business trip or short term assignment (less than 3 months) outside of France, the employer should notify the social security office so that the employee remains covered under the French social security scheme during their assignment. If such trips or assignments are performed on a regular basis by an employee, …

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HR France Update: Part-Time Employment Contracts

A recent French law has introduced major modifications in the statutory regime of part-time employment contracts.   I: What are these major changes? ==> All part-time contracts signed as from January 1st 2014 must provide for a minimum working time of 24 hours per week or the equivalent over the month. Only few exceptions to …

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HR Update France: Mandatory Company Health Insurance

As from January 1st 2016, the implementation of a Company health insurance plan will become mandatory. Further to an important modification in French Law, all companies, whatever their size, will have to provide a health insurance plan to their employees. What is the extent of this obligation? A minimal coverage will be established by legal decree …

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