France: the government sets about tackling the escalation in sick leave

Presented on 27 September 2023, the Social Security Financing Bill 2024 provides the government with an opportunity to tighten controls over sick leave, alongside which the executive is also launching a ‘social conference’ on low wages, while Parliament continues to examine the value-sharing bill.

Through Antoine Piel. Published on 27 September 2023 Ă  16h57 - Update on 27 September 2023 Ă  17h33

Sick leave has been a topic on the government’s agenda for months. Faced with a rising tide (8% in 2021 as per the French Ministry of Health), the government wants to combat ‘convenient sick leave.’ It is proposing to suspend the payment of daily allowances by the health insurance scheme as soon as the company’s medical officer decides that the employee’s sick leave is unjustified.…

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