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 under partial activity continue to receive at least 70% of their gross salary (approximately 84% of the net salary). This amount cannot be lower than the applicable net minimum wage (€8.03 per hour).
- However, the employer will from now forward receive an allowance calculated on the basis of 60% of the gross salary paid to employees under partial activity, versus 70% before June 1st, within the limit of 4.5 statutory minimum wage, “SMIC” (€31,97 per hour).
An exception is made for employers whose activity is listed in the appendix 1 of this newsletter: they will continue to benefit from an allowance covering 100% of the legal compensation due to employees, i.e. up to 70% of their gross remuneration, within the limit of 4.5 “SMIC”.
Are also concerned companies of sectors listed in the appendix 2 of this newsletter, whose activity depends on those of the sectors mentioned in appendix 1 and which are experiencing a sharp decline in revenues (by 80% over the period from March 15th, 2020 to May 15th, 2020). These companies should also continue to benefit from a 100% reimbursement of the salary paid to their employees under partial activity.
This decrease in revenue can be considered in comparison with the revenue achieved over the previous year, for the same period; or compared to the average monthly revenue for the year 2019, applied to a period of two months. For employers whose activity was created after March 15, 2019, the decline in revenues is considered in comparison with the average revenue achieved over the period between the date of creation and March 15th 2020, applied to a period of two months.
Employers whose activity involves receiving the general public and which is suspended due to the health emergency state should also benefit from this exception (excluding voluntary closures), for the request of partial activity for employees placed under partial activity as per the 1st of June 2020 through September 30th, 2020.
The social regime of the partial activity indemnity paid to the employee and the possible supplement paid by the employer have not been modified in the context of these new compensation rules.
Cable cars and ski lifts Hotels and similar accommodation Tourist accommodation and other short-term accommodation Campgrounds and parks for caravans or recreational vehicles Traditional catering Cafeterias and other self-service Fast food Contract catering services, company canteens and restaurants Catering services Drinking places Screening of cinematographic films and other technical industries of cinema and moving image Rental and leasing of leisure and sporting goods Travel agency activities Tour operator activities Other reservation services and related activities Organization of fairs, public or private events, trade fairs or seminars, congresses Model agencies Tax refund companies and exchange offices (manual money changers) Teaching of sports disciplines and leisure activities Performing arts Support activities for performing arts Artistic creation related to plastic arts Management of performance halls and production of shows Museum management Speaker guides Management of historic sites and monuments and similar tourist attractions Management of botanical and zoological gardens and nature reserves Management of sports facilities Sports club activities Activity of physical culture centers Other sport related activities Amusement and theme park activities Other recreational and leisure activities Body maintenance Tourist trains and railways Cross Channel Transport Air passenger transport Passenger transport on rivers, canals, lakes, rental of pleasure boats Tourist coaches and buses Tourist trips at sea Production of films and television programs Production of corporate and advertising films Film production for cinema Photographic activities Cultural education
Growing beverage plants Vine cultivation Sea fishing Freshwater fishing Marine aquaculture Freshwater aquaculture Production of distilled alcoholic beverages Production of sparkling wines Winemaking Cider and fruit wine production Production of other non-distilled fermented drinks Beer making Production of cheeses under protected designation of origin or protected geographical indication Malt production Food purchasing centers Other intermediaries in the food and drink trade Wholesale of fruit and vegetables Herbalism / horticulture / wholesale of flowers and plans Wholesale of dairy products, eggs, edible oils and fats Wholesale of beverages Wholesale trade and wholesale of fish, shellfish, crustaceans Miscellaneous specialized food wholesale Wholesale trade of frozen products Wholesale food Non-specialized wholesale trade Wholesale of textiles Intermediaries specializing in the trade of other specific products Wholesale of clothing and footwear Wholesale of other household goods Wholesale trade of crockery, glassware and cleaning products Wholesale of various supplies and equipment for trade and services Wholesale laundry Gas stations Sound recording and music editing Post-production of motion pictures, video and television programs Distribution of cinematographic films Book publishers Provision / rental of marquees, tents, structures, sound, photography, light and pyrotechnics Services auxiliary to air transport Passenger transport by taxi and passenger vehicle with driver Short-term rental of cars and light motor vehicles