CORONAVIRUS- Purchasing power bonus (“Macron bonus”): the conditions for payment are alleviated

CORONAVIRUS- Purchasing power bonus (“Macron bonus”): the conditions for payment are alleviated In our newsletter of February 28th, 2020 , attached for reference, we informed you of the renewal of the “Macron bonus” for 2020. Recent legislation passed in the context of the Coronavirus situation has now removed the requirement of a profit-sharing agreement for …

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Covid-19: New financial measures to support small companies facing the pandemic-related risks and to help employees in financial difficulty.

Covid-19: New financial measures to support small companies facing the pandemic-related risks and to help employees in financial difficulty. As per the 18th of May 2020, companies employing less than 50 employees will have the possibility to benefit from a new allowance to help them finance protective equipment against the virus. This is what has …

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Telecommuting expenses during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis: Should employers bear the cost?

Telecommuting expenses during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis: Should employers bear the cost? As part of the state of health emergency declared in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the French Government has strongly recommended the implementation of telecommuting for activities and positions compatible with this organization of work. It has more recently also provided an …

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Covid-19: New compensation rules for vulnerable employees and employees at home for childcare

Current situation: a derogatory sick leave for some categories of employees Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and the closure of schools and host institutions, a derogatory system of sick leave has been implemented for employees for whom the company has not been able to organize remote working, and who are unable to continue …

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Covid-19: new rules about the remote consultation of the Employee Representatives (CSE) during the epidemic

Meetings with the Employee Representatives remain necessary and mandatory in the context of the epidemic. French regulations have been recently adapted and clarified in order to facilitate the continuity of these meetings, including remotely. Consequently , it is now possible, and until the end of the state of health emergency (i.e. currently set for the …

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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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Covid-19 epidemic: what measures should be implemented by Companies to protect their employees?

Covid-19 epidemic: what measures should be implemented by Companies to protect their employees? The French Government has instructed that all employers must make all efforts to have employees work remotely during the confinement period. It being specified that when remote working is not possible, strict recommendations should be applied in order to protect the health …

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Covid-19 epidemic: Accompanying measures taken by the French Government

Covid-19 epidemic: Accompanying measures taken by the French Government Measures have been taken by the French Government to support the Companies and employees impacted by the Covid-19 epidemic. This purpose of this note is to inform you about the three main measures relating to  employment costs and employee revenues : the partial unemployment scheme, the …

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New regulation encourages the use of cleaner means of transportation to reduce pollution and home/workplace commute-related traffic congestion.

A recent law called “Loi d’orientation des mobilités” (“Law of orientation of mobilities”) and dated December 24th, 2019, introduces new provisions which aim to reduce pollution and traffic congestion. In this context, the law provides for new measures in favour of the use of cleaner transportations like clean vehicles, bicycles (including electric bicycles), and, generally …

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The “Macron bonus”

In response to “yellow vests” protests, the Government implemented last year an optional compensation, in the form of an exceptional “purchasing power” bonus paid by employers and exempt from social contributions and employee income tax. The so called “Macron bonus” is now renewed for 2020 but under new conditions. – Employees who could be eligible …

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