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A recent change in French Law will modify the individual training entitlement (DIF) of employees as from January 2015…

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!

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

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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UPDATED: Syntec Global Working Day Clause Invalidated By French High Court

The French high court has recently invalidated the global working day clause (“forfait jours”) under the Syntec Collective Bargaining Agreement. The High court has been scrutinizing industry level agreements on global working days over the last few years and while some industry agreements have been confirmed, others have been invalidated, the latest being Syntec. The […]

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