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When an employee needs to take time off due to illness or accident, their employment contract is temporarily suspended, and specific rules from the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) come into effect.
How does sick leave pay work?
In France, the payment for sick leave is a combination of contributions from social security (Sécurité Sociale) and the employer. For employees with less than one year of seniority, sick leave is not paid by the employer but social security allowances may be provided. After completing one year of seniority, sick leave is covered partially by both the employer and social security.
What do I need to do?
When an employee needs to cease work due to illness, they must notify both their employer and the CPAM institute within 48 hours to request sick leave.
The employee needs to be certified as unable to work by a medical professional, and a medical certificate must be forwarded to the employer within 48 hours.
What documents do I need to justify a sick leave?
To process a sick leave, you need to upload a medical certificate or signed doctor’s note.
How do I request sick leave on the platform?
To request sick leave, see How to record sick leave on Remote.
The employer covers the entire salary from the first day of the work accident, with no waiting period or seniority requirement. Allowances are paid directly to the employee.
The employee must report the work accident to the employer within 24 hours. The employer is required to promptly inform the local authorities about the work accident and provide the employee with a medical statement ('Feuille de soins').