Coronavirus

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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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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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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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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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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