Employment

Employment

Last update: 18/09/2020

Only a doctor can assess the seriousness of your symptoms and, if needed, prescribe sick leave.

Contact your doctor by phone or seek a teleconsultation.

 

Your employer cannot force employees to take leave without giving prior notice.

Act No. 619 enacting the system for annual paid leave, stipulates that the notice period must be a minimum of one month. This can be reduced to 15 days by special agreement.

Employees who usually receive a gross base salary of less than or equal to EUR 2,075.16, for 169 hours per month, will not lose any of their income. They will receive their usual net salary, since this is less than EUR 1,800.00.

Employees who usually receive a gross base salary of between EUR 2,075.17 and EUR 2,571.43, for 169 hours per month, will be entitled to the safeguard clause at a rate of EUR 1,800.00.

If your employer wishes to pay the extra 20% so that you continue to receive your full salary, the State will exempt the employer from social security contributions on this additional portion.

In the case of higher salaries, a cap has been set at 4.5 times the minimum wage.

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You should ask him or her to go home immediately, specifying that they must observe enhanced barrier measures with regard to the people around them.  You should also contact the Office of Occupational Medicine to report this positive case (97.98.46.46 / info-covid19@omt.mc).

Definition of enhanced barrier measures:

  • Wearing a mask at all times
  • Strict hand hygiene
  • Not sharing work tools (such as computers, telephones, tools, personal protective equipment, etc.)
  • No breaks or meals to be taken together

Symptoms that are suggestive of the disease (loss of taste, of smell) may also be justification for the employee to return home immediately and observe the enhanced barrier measures.  The Office of Occupational Medicine should also be contacted.

For other symptoms, the employee may be advised to consult a local doctor.

Definition of enhanced barrier measures:

  • Wearing a mask at all times
  • Strict hand hygiene
  • Not sharing work tools (such as computers, telephones, tools, personal protective equipment, etc.)
  • No breaks or meals to be taken together

No. The results of a PCR test are subject to medical confidentiality.

You should contact the Office of Occupational Medicine on 97.98.46.46 and/or by email (info-covid19@omt.mc) to inform them of the COVID+/highly probable case, give them the contact details of the person involved (surname, first name, date of birth, mobile phone number, email address, CCSS or SPME social insurance number) and draw up a list of persons with whom the employee has been in contact.

An epidemiological investigation can then begin for the occupational doctor.

In theory, no employee needs to stop working if teleworking can be undertaken.

In this case, it will only be possible for high-risk contacts to benefit from a certificate of absence from work from the OMT, until the results of their PCR test are available.

Low-risk contacts can return to work while respecting the enhanced barrier measures among those around them.

Definition of high-risk contact (if no mask is worn):

  • Sharing the living space of a symptomatic or asymptomatic COVID case (for example  family, same bedroom)
  • Face-to-face discussion at less than 1 m, regardless of duration
  • Contact at less than 1m50 for more than 15 min
    (These two situations often occur when a meal is taken together, during a coffee break or cigarette break or when taking part in sport in close proximity)
  • Meeting in an enclosed space for more than 15 min. at a distance of less than 1m50

 

Definition of low risk contact:

  • Pupils or teachers in the same class
  • Immediate neighbour in the office at a distance of less than 1.50 m who is wearing a mask
  • Situations in which barrier measures are frequently not observed:  for example, being present in or having close contact in a changing room/cloakroom or refectory at the same time as a positive case.

 

Definition of enhanced barrier measures:

  • Wearing a mask at all times
  • Strict hand hygiene
  • Not sharing work tools (such as computers, telephones, tools, personal protective equipment, etc.)
  • No breaks or meals to be taken together

Yes. You must go to work.

It is up to the employer to decide whether or not to introduce home working.

Employers may refuse but will need to justify their decision.

While an epidemiological investigation is taking place following the presence of a COVID+ case, contacts who test negative will be able to return to work as soon as they receive their results, while respecting enhanced barrier measures until 14 days after their last contact with the positive case.

Positive contacts will be followed up by their general practitioner (with regard to stopping work, treatment, etc.).

Definition of enhanced barrier measures:

  • Wearing a mask at all times
  • Strict hand hygiene
  • Not sharing work tools (such as computers, telephones, tools, personal protective equipment, etc.)
  • No breaks or meals to be taken together

An employer cannot ask to receive the results of the PCR tests of his or her employees. However, it is the responsibility of the occupational doctor, as soon as he or she is aware of the results, to inform the employer of the date on which his or her employees can return to their workplace, and the barrier measures to be respected.

The employee will be equipped by his employer.

The Prince’s Government has decided to allow the Principality’s employers access to its supply lines for masks, offering them the opportunity to purchase alternative masks for their employees working in the Principality at cost price, subject to availability.

Masks can be ordered online and collected according to the procedures that will be sent following the order.

Employees travelling in from outside the Principality will need to procure their own masks for their first journey to Monaco. On arrival at work, they will be supplied with masks. As of 30 April, 650,000 masks had been distributed to companies.

Find out all the information about this procedure on Public Services  for Businesses website.

Employers in the Principality may pay a special COVID-19 bonus to some or all of their staff.

This bonus will be exempt from social security contributions up to a limit of €1,000 per recipient.

The amount of the bonus can be adjusted for different recipients on the basis of working conditions related to the COVID-19 epidemic, time spent at the company during the health crisis, specific working conditions related to the company’s business, whether or not there was contact with customers, and the length of time to which staff were exposed to these specific working conditions.

Bonuses can be paid in one or more instalments, but no later than 31 August 2020.

Yes. Employees who have a season ticket and have been temporarily laid off can ask for their season ticket to be suspended by simply contacting the Public Car Parks Office at spp@gouv.mc .

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No.  It is not possible to organise screening of employees on site (notice by the CCIN, May 2020).

The testing campaign is voluntary. You do not have to get a test and you cannot require your employees to be tested.

However, your employees can get tested for free if they want to, and you must allow them time off work to do so

You can go to the "all about the tests" page to find out the exact modalities and schedule of the tests.

It is compulsory to wear a mask in all industrial and office buildings, unless an operator is working alone and does not receive the public, or if screens of sufficient height have been installed between the workstations (at least 95 centimetres in height from the desk top).

It should also be noted that masks must also be worn in all enclosed areas that are open to the public, in all establishments that are open to the public and in queues inside and outside.

These measures apply to everyone except children under the age of five, for whom the wearing of masks is not required.

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