“Let's stop criticizing our banks!”

More than ten years after the subprime mortgage crisis, all the light has not been shed, and yet the idea of ​​the guilt of the banks has taken hold firmly in people's minds. They are even blamed for the double fault, since after playing with fire and triggering the crisis, they allegedly asked for help from the States. This unanimous condemnation, the result of incomplete analyzes, is a heavy component of the bank bashing that has raged since then and unfortunately works against our interests. We are indeed at a critical moment when Europe, faced with the domination of American finance and the dollar, must develop its own financial capacities. The development of a strong pan-European financial sector is therefore essential if we particularly want to foster the emergence of future European gafas. 
If it is vain to hope for the complete disappearance of this bank bashing and, one might say, of the bashing market whose roots plunge both in history and in ignor…

School closures: why many employees will not benefit from partial unemployment for childcare

If your child can no longer be accommodated at school due to a coronavirus case, you may be placed on short-time work to keep him or her, unless you can telecommute. Problem, teleworking lacks a clear legal framework to define it. 

 School closures: why many employees will not benefit from partial unemployment for childcare 

More than 2,000 classes closed ... The count given regularly by the Minister of Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, can give a number of parents a cold sweat. Faced with these closures, the Ministry of Solidarity and Health announced that parents who have to look after their children may be placed on partial unemployment. For this, they will have to prove that their child cannot be accommodated by the school but also that one of the two parents cannot telework.

On the notion of the impossibility of teleworking, the question remains unclear. At what point does an employer consider that teleworking is impossible? For certain professions whose presence on site is compulsory (reception function, commerce, hotel industry, etc.) the answer is unambiguous. But for others, such as office jobs, the question remains. In a statement the CGT warns: “No, we cannot telework while looking after our children”. The union considers that it is not possible to look after children while teleworking without risking living and working conditions. “The problem is that there is no legal framework to define teleworking, regrets Delphine Robinet, associate lawyer at Viajuris. The logic of the government is only to look at whether the position can be occupied remotely but without taking into account whether the employee lives in a white area with internet speed problems, or what is the size of his home or if his family situation allows it, ”she adds.

The definition of teleworking should therefore take into account whether one is really able to work or whether the tasks performed are carried out in degraded conditions. “Perhaps there should have been an age limit or / and a number of children. For example, we could have included the fact that it is not possible to telework from the moment when you have to look after your children at the same time if they are in primary or nursery school or if you have a disabled child. whose school is closed ”, recommends Sabrina Kemel, lawyer at FTMS. Such a message is unlikely to get through. The problem has already arisen during the confinement period when certain childcare stops were invalidated by health insurance. "The treatment was then done on a case-by-case basis, if for example you have children in kindergarten or three or more children to look after, finally the stops have been validated", explains Delphine Robinet.