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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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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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A new scheme for maintaining employment during Covid-19 period: Reduced activity for employment (ARME)

A new scheme of partial activity (or furlough) is implemented in France. Its objective is to ensure employment within companies facing long-term reduction in activity which does not compromise their continuity and who need the financial support from the Government for a temporary period. It is different from the specific partial activity scheme implemented to …

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The Government has announced a new plan to support the hiring of young people

A compensation in social taxes for companies hiring young workers The country is facing a growing social and economic crisis as a direct consequence of the recent health events. A significative break on growth and employment is expected, with young people representing the most affected population. The French Government has therefore decided to invest 6.5 …

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Covid- 19: the rules and recommendations that currently apply in the workplace

As the different stages of the health crisis have passed, the rules that apply in the workplace with regards to containment of the virus and protection of workers have constantly evolved. Here we wish to inform you of the current status and rules. The highlights of the current phase are that telecommuting is no longer …

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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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End of lockdown

End of lockdown: a second phase with less restrictions French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced during a press conference held on May 28th 2020, that despite the end of lockdown since the 11th of May 2020, the number of infected cases was still decreasing. As a precaution, the coming out of lockdown in France had …

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