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Posted by paulnat - Created: 5 years ago
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Posted by Squeaky-882728 - 5 years ago

As long as you are fulfilling your contractual obligations and being at work when you should be, your employer is obliged to pay you. If you are in a driving job, for example, and not required to drive for your 35 hours, you can spend the rest of the hours at the office but you still must be paid for your 35 hours. If your employer tells you to go home due to lack of work/because it's quiet, likewise. Any amendment to your contract has to be mutually agreed and cannot, by law, be enforced by him.

Fashion 1, you can't 'lay people off' in France unless it's under the chômage partiel scheme (not to be confused with regular chômage) or make them redundant (licenciement économique) which has to be substantiated to the Inspection du Travail by the previous year's accounts.


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Posted by Fashion1 - 5 years ago

Is it only you in this situation, or all the employees? 

If it is everybody, how about asking the boss to re-write your contract to the real hours you work so you are not the 1st to be laid-off.

Seems you are in a catch 22 situation as if you hold the company to it's contract, there will be no company and you will be living on the dole with little chance of finding:a job.

It seems to be a occuring thing here in socailist land and will only get worse b4 it gets better (2015)

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Posted by ESS-209984 - 5 years ago

I believe that you should be reporting for work for 35 hours a week until you have officially agreed any modification to your contract.    Just turn up as usual and you should be able to safeguard your pay.

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Posted by Squeaky-882728 - 5 years ago

Absolutely right!  If you have a contract it doesn't matter how quiet things are, for 'economical' reasons your employer has to pay you for your 35 hours.  Without knowing your work situation, are you actually at the workplace less/leaving early because it's quiet?  Either way you'll get paid.

Enjoy ... !! 


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Posted by PADI300937 - 5 years ago

You should be paid for the hours you are contracted for. If you are full time.