In view of the extraordinary circumstance taking place in France, SR Conseil and its group will endeavour to keep you informed of the latest measures taken by the French Government. This site will be updated regularly as the situation evolves.
** Since the 22nd of June and following president Macron’s televised address in which he announced schools had an obligation to admit students back under nomal conditions, the covid temporary measure of partial unemploymen benefit for those with chlidcare of children under 16 has been supressed. **
Partial unemployment (chômage partiel) continues to be possible under the same conditions until the end of May.
From 1st of June: Partial unemployment (chômage partiel) will still be possible but progressively decreasing, except for those companies that are still prohibited from opening by decree – mainly tourism and events companies who will benefit from full Partial unemployment measures until the end of September. Progressive extensions are still being discussed to the end of December, but conditions remains uncertain.
For those that were on technical sick leave for care of a minor (child under 16 years) – since 1st of May the sick leave has been automatically transferred to the partial unemployment mechanism.
From the 2nd of June, parents who wish to stay at home to care for their children under 16 years will need to provide an attestation that the school remains shut – alternatively opt for the partial unemployment (chômage partiel) initiated by the employer for lack of or reduced activity.
The government has set up a toll-free number, 0 800 130 000, available 7 days a week and 24 hours a day to answer questions related to the coronavirus.
A series of questions and answers on the Coronavirus COVID-19 is online on the Government’s website and is updated regularly.
The Ministries of Labour and of Solidarity and Health have posted a Q&A specifically for employees and companies.
We also give you access to the Top 100 questions and answers from the SVP experts.
As an employer, you are obliged to ensure the safety and health of your employees. In this context, you must limit or even prohibit your employees’ business trips.
In addition, if one of your employees has been in contact with an infected person, it is recommended that you isolate him or her by placing him or her at home or, if this is not possible, that you arrange his or her workplace so as to reduce his or her contact with company personnel. Before making any major changes to the organisation of work, you should consult your social and economic committee.
And, of course, it is in your best interest to remind your employees of the health instructions aimed at combating the spread of the virus: wash your hands very regularly, cough or sneeze into your elbow, use single-use tissues, etc.
The bank of France website has centralised all the helps and contact made available to businesses: https://entreprises.banque-france.fr/coronavirus
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