MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English –
Source: Republic of France in French The French Republic has issued the following statement:
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Paid leave, CET, rest days, fixed-term contracts (CDD) and short-term contracts, labor loans, etc. The temporary arrangements exceptionally taken in March and June 2020 are extended by 6 months in order to allow companies to adapt to the economic, financial and social consequences of the epidemic. This is indicated by an order published in the Official Journal of December 17, 2020 in application of the law authorizing the extension of the state of health emergency.
Until June 30, 2021, and subject to a company or branch agreement, the employer may exceptionally:
impose the taking of paid leave or modify the dates of a leave already taken, within the limit of 6 working days (i.e. 1 week of paid leave), respecting a notice of at least 1 clear day (instead of 1 months or the timeframe provided for by a collective agreement). This may be vacation earned to be taken before May 31, or vacation earned, but to be taken even before the start of the period in which they are usually taken (i.e., from June 1);
split paid leave without the employee’s consent and temporarily suspend the right to simultaneous leave for spouses or partners bound by a civil solidarity pact (PACS) in the same company;
Until June 30, 2021, and without a company or branch agreement, the employer can require the employee, with a minimum notice of 1 clear day, to take or modify:
working time reduction days (RTT);
the days or half-days of a fixed-price agreement in days over the year;
the days deposited in the time savings account and determine the dates thereof when business difficulties or exceptional circumstances so require.
The employer cannot require the employee to take more than 10 days of rest or to change the date. The employee cannot take these days of leave beyond June 30, 2021.
Fixed-term contracts, temporary employment contracts and labor loans
Until June 30, 2021, it is possible to adapt the rules on:
the number of renewals of fixed-term employment contracts and temporary employment contracts;
the succession of short contracts on the same workstation.
Until June 30, 2021, for non-profit labor loans, it is possible to:
enter into a secondment agreement concerning several employees;
do not specify the working hours in the amendment to the employment contract. It is sufficient that the weekly volume of working hours during which the employee is made available is indicated in the amendment.
From January 1, 2021 and until June 30, 2021, a lending company that uses the partial activity may only re-invoice to the host company part of the cost of the employee made available. This provision concerns all sectors of activity.
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