04/27 UPDATE – COVID-19 – ADDITIONAL MEASURES TO SUPPORT BUSINESSES

Please find below an update on the government’s response to the Covid epidemic 19 :

Decree No. 2020-471 of 24 April 2020 on derogation from the principle of suspension of deadlines during the period of a state of health emergency related to the covid-19 epidemic in the field of work and employment

In order to deal with the consequences, particularly of an administrative nature, of the spread of the covid-19 epidemic, the deadlines for certain administrative procedures were suspended by Order No. 2020-306 of 25 March 2020 as amended as of 12 March 2020 and until the expiry of a period of one month from the date of cessation of the state of public health emergency.

Decree of 24 April lists the categories of acts, procedures and obligations, provided for by the Labour Code, for which, by way of derogation, the deadlines resume as of 26 April 2020. These derogations are based on grounds of safety, health protection, safeguarding employment and activity, as well as on grounds of safeguarding employment and activity and securing labour relations and collective bargaining.

A table of the deadlines concerned can be found on the following website. 

FNE Formation

The Ministry of Labour has published a questionnaire on the reinforced FNE Training scheme detailing all the procedures for implementing the scheme.

Tax exemption of overtime work

The Amended Finance Act for 2020 was published today.

It provides in particular that overtime worked by employees during the confinement period will be exempt from income tax up to a limit of 7,500 euros instead of 5,000 euros. This exemption will apply to hours worked between 16 March 2020 and the last day of the state of health emergency.

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