RTT Leave in France


In a nutshell, this is what you need to know: RTT days are a type of paid time off for employees working over the statutory maximum amount in France. If you have unused RTT days, you are highly encouraged to use them by June 30th. You can submit a request to take RTT days off from the Time Off section on the platform.

What is réduction du temps de travail (RTT)?

RTT days are a type of paid time off for employees working over the statutory maximum amount (typically 35 hours per week) in France. As such, RTT days are not considered standard vacation days or congés payés. They are an additional holiday allowance that comes with separate rules and regulations, and they are calculated separately from vacation days on your payslip.

What is the time limit to use my RTT?

Similar to congés payés or standard vacation time, RTT days do not always follow a calendar year. In addition, RTT days typically cannot be carried over from year to year. However, to ensure you have enough time to utilize your RTT days accrued in the past year, Remote is allowing RTT days accumulated from June 1, 2021, through May 31, 2022, to be available for use through June 30, 2022.

How do I monitor the number of RTT days I have left?

You can access this information from the bottom of your payslip.

We are also working on a new feature that will allow you to access this information directly in the Remote platform. We'll let you know as soon as this feature is available!

How do I submit a request to take my RTT days off through Remote?

Please visit the Time Off section in Remote and select the "Request time off" button. In the form that appears, please be sure to put "RTT" in the comments box. This will enable our team to adjust your RTT balance accordingly.


What happens if I do not use my RTT days before June 1st?

Unfortunately, your RTT days do not typically carry over to the next financial year. We highly encourage you to use your available RTT days so that you don't miss out on this benefit and to ensure we meet the minimum statutory time off requirements for your country.

If you do not use your remaining RTT days by June 30th, we will be in touch to discuss the buyback and remuneration process.