Sumer job. What you need to know.

Summer is coming. And with it many students a looking for a “petit boulot”. What are the limits and conditions for such summer jobs?

What age for a summer job?

A student can start working during school holidays at 14 years old if:

·         The holiday last at least 14 days.

·         The student must rest continuously at least 50% of the duration of the holiday.

·         The student must only do light jobs which cannot compromise his health, his safety and his growth.

What working hours for a summer job?

If the student is under 16 years old, the working hours cannot exceed 35 hours per week and 7 hours per day.

If he is under 18 years old, the working hours cannot exceed 35 hours per week and 8 hours per day.

What minimum wage for a summer job?

If the student is under 17 years old, the hourly minimum wage salary is 80% of the SMIC (7.81 € in 2017).

If the student is under 18 years old, the hourly minimum wage salary is 90% of the SMIC (8.78 € in 2017).

However, note that your collective bargaining agreement can state higher wages.

What employment contract for a summer job?

During his employment, the student is a normal employee.

Therefore, employing a student during his holidays require an employment contract. This contract is a CDD (short term contract).

The only difference with a normal CDD is that the student is not entitled to the insecurity indemnity of 10% of the gross of the contract contrary to the other CDD.

In short

Hiring a student for a summer job is the same thing as hiring a CDD (DPAE included).

The only differences are:

·         You don’t pay the insecurity indemnity

·         If the student is a minor, you have limitations for:

o   The duration of the contract

o   The working hours

o   The job description

 


Sources

https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F1649

http://rfpaye.grouperf.com/depeches/39347.html


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