COVID19 – Partial activity

Covid19

Due to #coronavirus #france is in confinement for 14 days.

How can a company pay its employee despite the fact that they cannot work?

French labour law authorise the use of the #partialactivity.

How does it work?

The company must request partial activity on the site https://activitepartielle.emploi.gouv.fr/aparts/ .

The creation of an account is necessary.

The information needed are:

The company:

· SIRET

· Name

· Address

· Phone

· E-mail

The company’s manager

· Last name

· First name

· Phone

· E-mail

During the partial activity period, the employer pays 70% of the employee’s gross salary and receives compensation of € 8.04 per hour from the state.

The compensation paid by the employer is only subject to the CSG / CRDS at the rate of 9.7%. No other social contribution is due.

French Payroll Expert and Your Experts In France help you, in these troubled times, and do this declaration for you.

#frenchpayroll#payroll#covid19#activitépartielle

A business lunch and a burial?

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet an undertaker.

Be reassured, it was not #coronavirus related.

Rachel Davenport from Henri de Borniol was our guest speaker at the monthly #businesslunch .

I don’t have much experience with death and burial.

And, of course, I did not know anything about the job of an undertaker. Rachel changed that.

She explained that her main job is to support the families and provide solutions and an administrative peace of mind. Which I would think appreciable in time of grief.

Of course she also explained that as Henri de Bonriol is an upscale company for high-profile clients she managed funerals for princes, presidents and high-profile company’s CEO.

During this lunch I also had lively conversation with the attendees.

Were present Simon Barnes, Jonathan Bradshaw, Christian Carroll, Joanna Farah, Lucy Hawkes, Nathalie Kennedy, Chris Lane, Colin Leisk, Jeremy Lister, Simon Pennington and Thibault Vanham ◆ Bessé.

Thanks to Jonathan C. Cooper for setting this up.

And, of course, many thanks to our sponsors Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry, British Council (I saw your ad in the subway yesterday, nicely done), Department for International Trade, IOD, Stnadrd Athletic Club and The Spectrum IFA Group.

Your Experts at dinner

Your Experts In France had its first informal dinner yesterday at L’ENTENTE.

Not only did it give me the opportunity to test British cuisine (the ox heart was delicious). But it also allowed me to get to know my partners a lot better.

Experts are all about their job. The best way to become an expert is to live, breathe and eat your work.

However in an informal environment we speak differently about it.

Therefore our partners not only get to know us by our work, but also by our personality.

A very good evening.

Were present (from left to right) Louis Guillaume De Leusse (MAGELLAN Expert conseil), Claire Bonniol ( CXB HUB), Emmanuelle Verbaere (Aloé financement), Philippe Talon (AFC Représentation Fiscale), Thomas Bidou (French Payroll Expert), Etienne Pujol (Berry Avocats), Luisa KEIL DELATTRE (Lille’s agency).

Brexit at the Chamber

This morning I learned a lot about #brexit at the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry‘s #SMEBreakfast.

Michel de Fabiani was our speaker. As the vice-president of the Chamber, he is well aware of what is going on.

The first thing I learned is the negotiations are planned up to the 26th of May. Therefore nothing will be certain until then.

Then I learned that it was better for everyone to gather as much as possible until then. This means that if you must renew your visa, license, permit or any other legal authorization, it is preferable before the agreement come into play. Even if this means doing an early renewal.

Finally, I learned that Boris Johnson was a pragmatic. I was surprised as this is not how he appears in the French media.

Were present Olivia Bédier, Tristram Congreve, Joanna Farah, Derek Ferguson (love the new beard by the way), Nathalie Kennedy, Steven Khoury and Philippe Talon.

Thank you to CATHERINE LE YAOUANC and the Chamber for setting up this event.

Lunch & Learns with NetWorkIrlande

Yesterday I learned how to increase my visibility on LinkedIn thanks to NetworkIrlande France and Conor Murphy from LinkedIn.

The key element I learned is to not just say “I was there”, “I did that”.

But also to bring something to my network.

This is why my post started with “Yesterday I learned…” and not “Yesterday I represented…”.

Of course including the name of my company in the post has become more complicated (French Payroll Expert by the way).

The other element I learned is “3/1/1”.

For 5 posts 1 must be about your job or your company. One must be about yourself, and 3 must bring something to your network.

Basically, you must be selfish 1/5th of your post, honest 1/5th of your post and useful 3/5th of your post. I will give it a try.

This event was the first of NetworkIrlande France‘s hashtag#lunchandlearns. I really enjoyed it and hope to attend more.

Were present Celine Durand, Cormac Ryan, Laurence Martel-Bibow, Nick Hicks, Stephen O’SULLIVAN, Ciarán Mac Guill and many others.

Big Business Lunch

Yesterday I represented French Payroll Expert and Your Experts In France at the monthly #businesslunch.

This was our 2nd biggest lunch with 42 attendees. I am afraid I cannot name them all in this post.

The guest speaker was Bob Lewis from the British Council.

He talked about the council, its past, its present and its future. I didn’t know the council had such a history and so many current activities.

I had the opportunity to meet new acquaintance such as Charlene Lim, Willima R. Jacquin, Yuting Huo, Jack Carrier and reconnect with others such as Cameron Sutherland, Gadi Oron, Nathalie Kennedy, Thibault Vanham ◆ Bessé Ressources.

Thank you Jonathan C. Cooper and Edwina for setting this up.

And, of course, to the sponsors the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the British Council, ABAF, the IOD the Department of International Trade and the The Spectrum IFA Group.

Monthly breakfast at the Chamber

This morning, I represented French Payroll Expert at the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry‘s #SME breakfast.

Gerdi Serrer from ILIC Consulting was our speaker.

The theme was #conflictmanagement .

It was a fascinating teaser on the notion of conflict, its cause and its management. I which it lasted longer.

Were also present Hayley Azar, Philip Garbutt, Nathalie Kennedy, Sylvie Kuyisenga, Veronique Lecompte, Stéphane Lorey, Ian McDonald, Chrissie McDonal Levavasseur.

Thank you to CATHERINE LE YAOUANC and the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry for setting this up.

2020’s first breakfast at the chamber.

Yesterday I represented French Payroll Expert at the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s monthly #SME breakfast.

Our speaker, Jacques MILCENT provided us with the last of his 3 lectures on expending your business. This month the theme was the #negotiation.

It was very interesting to discover that I naturally did some good things. Also a few not so good things.

Were presents Olivia Bédier, Nadine GESBERT, Claire Bonniol, Derek Ferguson, David Spiers, Josette Quiniou, Jill Ledger and Nathalie Kennedy.

Thank you to Luella Inglis and CATHERINE LE YAOUANC for setting this up.