Elizabeth Bourne announced a fine of up to 1,000 euros per employee

By SudOuest.fr with AFP

Companies that do not comply with government provisions on remote work will have to pay heavy fines

The government wants to be able to penalize an administrative fine of up to 1,000 euros per employee, with a maximum of 50,000 euros, and companies that do not play the game of remote work to combat the Covid-19 epidemic, the labor minister announced on Thursday. Elizabeth Bourne, on LCI. His entourage said that an amendment to the Vaccine Vaccine Law would be introduced by the end of the week.

“We can see that most companies are playing the game very well […] She explained that there are quite a few companies that do not do this, do not follow the recommendations of the labor inspectorate, and take advantage of the length of the sanctions procedure for not respecting the rules.

up to 50 thousand euros

“I want a system that is faster and therefore more deterrent by allowing the labor inspectorate to be able to announce penalties without waiting for legal action. We will make an amendment […] By providing the possibility for the Labor Inspectorate to announce penalties of up to 1,000 euros for each employee whose status is non-conforming, up to a maximum of 50,000 euros”, continued the Minister.

Prime Minister Jan Castex announced on Monday his commitment to extend remote work to three or four days a week, “for all employees where possible”, from January 3 and for a period of three weeks. A new national company protocol reflecting this change should be published Thursday.

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