Increased company obligations in force as of January 2019 -individual meetings with employees in France
France has increased training obligations for companies, including the obligation to hold an individual professional meeting with each employee to discuss their career evolution every two years, with sanctions for non-compliance.
All companies with employees in France.
A face-to-face, dedicated individual meeting must be organized every two years in order to address each employee’s career development prospects. This meeting is also mandatory for all employees returning from long-term sick leave, assignment abroad, maternity leave, part-time work or after expiry of a trade union representative mandate.
During this meeting, the employer will:
Every six years, this meeting should also include a summary of the employee’s career path and assess whether they have completed at least one training programme, acquired a certification through training or validated acquired experience, and if the employee has been promoted.
A specific document should be completed during the meeting and the employee should be given a copy.
For companies with more than 50 employees, non-compliance can trigger a penalty of EUR 3,000 per employee in the form of an additional training cost contribution. This penalty is also due if an employee has not been offered at least one skills development training opportunity every six years.
As a reminder, companies employing staff in France now need to organize and hold the following meetings:
Professional career meeting
Every 6 years
In addition to the above;
Our team is here to help for any advice you may need in relation to these new obligations.
Sep 22 2023
Sep 22 2023