The reopening of schools, a new stage for the return in business

the return of The employees in the office is accelerating. A new step will be taken Monday, June 22. Date to which nurseries, schools, colleges are expected to

The reopening of schools, a new stage for the return in business

the return of The employees in the office is accelerating. A new step will be taken Monday, June 22. Date to which nurseries, schools, colleges are expected to accommodate all the students "mandatory" and "according to the rules of normal presence", as announced Sunday evening Emmanuel Macron. The easing of the health protocol in schools should participate in the resumption of the economic life of the country, since many parents will be able to find more easily the way to work. Or telecommute in better conditions.

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In these circumstances, the employer can impose on its employees back to the office ? "As soon as the sanitation devices are applied, yes, the employer may request the employees to return to the scene. Unless other arrangements have been signed within the framework of company-level agreements," says Stephanie Reetz, associate Director and HR manager of the firm AlterNego.

The pattern of activity for part-custody of child under the age of 16 years will stop on the 22nd June, with the reopening of schools, affirmed that the ministry of Labour. "But not everyone will choose not to return their child to school, anticipates Stephanie Reetz. Working parents may ask for leave without pay or paid leave". Not sure that all the students are back in class on June 22. Neither their parents to the office elsewhere.

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Île-de-France, for example, where telework is strongly recommended to avoid the congestion of transport, Île-de-France Mobility (IDFM), the body that manages the transport in this region, has traced the supply of the public transport 100% but expects a rise measured in the number of travellers with the reopening of schools on 22 June. "With the reduction of the restrictions we could go back very gradually one-third to about 50% of the number of trips usual" - that is 5 million in normal times -, precise-t-on.

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To facilitate the return of employees, and a fortiori of the parents in the office, it is still necessary that companies are able to accommodate them. Currently, the activity is still strongly hindered by the constraints health quite stringent on the sites. Each employee should for example be able to benefit from 4 square meters around him. On this point, the ministry of Labour is considering revising the distancing of the physical space of work. This relaxation is claimed by the employers that is concerned about "productivity problems" induced by this protocol. "But in the current circumstances, we will not see a massive return in the office next Monday ", anticipates Stephanie Reetz.

This late return of children to school should, however, improve temporarily the conditions of telework to those employees who worked at home while keeping their children.

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