Coronavirus : short-time working in companies affected by lockdown, best practices in companies with a company canteen and single bonus for promoting apprenticeships

18 Dec 2020


Dorothée David

1.Businesses affected by the lockdown: extension of the deadline for short-time working applications for January 2021

According to the press release issued by the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of the Economy on 17 December 2020, businesses who are forced to stay closed due to an administrative closure (“fermeture administrative”) (see our Newsflash of 1 December 2020), which have not yet submitted a short-time working application for January 2021 can, as a one off, benefit from an extension to the deadline to submit their application up to and including 30 December 2020, via the platform only.

A fact sheet entitled Short-time work during the "partial lockdown" period is available on the website

2.Best practices in businesses with a company canteen

On 15 December 2020, FEDIL, FEDIL Catering and the “Service de Santé au Travail de l’Industrie” (STI) shared their Guide to best practices for businesses with a company canteen (in French) with their members:

It is designed to remind the companies involved of the health rules they need to follow and contains a number of best practices observed in several company restaurants/canteens to allow employees to eat their lunch in conditions that safeguard both their health and their wellbeing.

This Guide was last updated on 14 December 2020 and may be adapted according to legislative and regulatory developments.

3.Single bonus for promoting apprenticeships

The Law of 15 December 2020 introducing a single bonus to promote apprenticeships within the context of professional training was published in Mémorial A no. 999 of 16 December 2020, and will come into force on 20 December 2020.

The eligibility criteria and conditions for granting the bonus are outlined in our Newsflash dated 14 September 2020.


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