Elisabeth Borne, Minister of Labor, Employment and Integration was the guest of “8:30 am franceinfo “, Thursday 11 February. Teleworking, internships in companies during the Covid-19 pandemic … She answers questions from Marc Fauvelle and Salhia Brakhlia.
Telework: “It should not be a cost for the employee”
“The rule is that teleworking should not be a cost for the employee”, recalls Élisabeth Borne. The national interprofessional agreement of November 26 reaffirms this principle, without going into detail. “There has to be a discussion within the company to see how it compensates for any additional costs for the employee”, assures the Minister of Labor.
Some companies like SFR no longer pay meal vouchers to their teleworking employees since the start of the Covid-19 crisis. “The general rule is that it should not be a penalty for someone who is teleworking, it should not cost him more, he should not have less help than usual”, reacts Élisabeth Borne.
Covid-19: companies “can continue” to welcome interns
Despite the pandemic, businesses “can continue” to welcome young interns ensures Élisabeth Borne. “It is true that it is more complicated, when we ask companies to telework as much as possible, to supervise the intern. We know that in the 2nd and 3rd trimester there were 20% of internship entries. less”, she notes.
“I tell companies to continue to welcome interns, but we must also relax the rules on compulsory internships in diplomas to allow them to take place at a time when the economic and health situation will be better”, says the Minister of Labor.
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