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

Partial activity

  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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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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Covid-19: Employer statement for employee commute or travel

CORONAVIRUS: Supporting document for business travel As part of the emergency measures taken against the Covid-19 epidemic, the French President decided, on March 17th, 2020, to reduce as much as possible travels and contacts, and ordered a containment applicable within the entire territory. Travelling is therefore prohibited except in very specific cases and only if …

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