Labor law update

Unjustified absence: presumption of resignation

Wednesday 31 May 2023

Under the law, an unjustified absence can be defined as the fact for an employee to voluntarily stop coming to work, without a valid reason. Prior to a recent change in the law, this practice allowed employees to avoid resigning, and therefore, receiving no unemployment benefits, while waiting to be dismissed for misconduct. According to recent data, in the first half of 2022, 70% of dismissals for serious misconduct were motivated by unjustified absence, i.e. more than 123,000 private sector employees.


Monday 10 October 2022

The new legal package relating to purchasing power consists of a series of measures stemming from two laws of August 16, 2022 aimed at protecting purchasing power in an inflationary context. The main interest of these measures, is to enable companies to pay additional remuneration to employees or to enable the latter to build up savings via sums that are exempted from social security contributions.

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