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What 2017 will change for you 1/2

What 2017 will change for you

Like all end-of-reigns, or pre-election periods, it depends on how the legislator has spared no change in terms of change. Here is a summary of the 14 major legal provisions to apply from January 1, 2017.

There is of course the divorce by mutual consent without going to court, the reestablishment of territory authorization for minors, the removal of proximity judges, plastic bags that are too thin, and increases in gas, electricity, stamps, etc.

But not that of the minimum wage which will only be revalued by 0,93%, which brings it to: 9.76 euros gross per hour and 1480.27 euros gross monthly.

Organ donation after death: Creation of a national register of refusals.

People objecting to the removal of their organs after their death will be able to register online to record their refusal. Since the Caillavet law of 1976, the consent of the deceased to organ donation was always presumed. He could signify this refusal by mail (it is maintained) and if no action was taken, the medical team asked the families for advice. From now on, the medical teams have the obligation to refer to the file before any organ harvesting and will no longer be required to inquire with relatives to know the intentions of the deceased. Therefore, anyone who is not on the refusal file will be deemed to have consented to the debit, which requires taking sides during their lifetime.

Leave without pay to help a loved one. This provision replaces the family support leave. Its field of application extends to employees with a sick, elderly or disabled relative with loss of autonomy to support and accompany them. There is no need for there to be a family relationship between them (friend, partner, etc.). It is unpaid leave, therefore unpaid, for a period of three months, renewable once.

Simplified and dematerialized pay slip

The payslip goes from 40 to ten lines. To make them more understandable, contributions will now be grouped together by theme: retirement, health, family, etc. And unless there is opposition from employees, in 2017 the dematerialization of pay slips will be compulsory for companies with more than 300 employees. It will be necessary to wait until 2018 for it to be imposed on all employers. They will be sent by email to employees, digitized and archived on the Automated Personal Account website, for 50 years or until employees 75 years old. (Read more)…

Occupational Medicine

The pre-employment medical examination is canceled. From now on, the employee will have to attend an “information and prevention visit” to be repeated every 5 years.

The only exception: The medical examination is maintained for employees exercising a high-risk profession and will be renewed every 4 years.

Youth Guarantee

This aid introduced by the regions is extended to all young people aged 16 to 25 who are unemployed, not students, interns, or in training ... to support them in finding a job for one year and to allocate them a 460 euros per month.

Right to disconnect at work: Working after working hours has become possible with the explosion of digital tools and the intensive use of emails. It is common for an employer to provide his employees with a telephone and a computer to improve their working conditions, but also to force them to work during their rest periods. To reconcile family life, work and the necessity of the company (whose activity is subject to urgency, the speed of transactions and internationalization that plays with time zones), employers will have to enter into negotiations to ensure compliance. rest and vacation time for its employees. In the absence of agreement within the company, the employer will have to draw up a charter specifying all the terms of this new right to disconnect. However, there is no constraint on employers who do not implement these measures.

Driving license and compulsory insurance certificate to recover your vehicle from the pound

From now on, you will have to present a driving license and an insurance certificate to recover your vehicle. In the absence of a license, the owner or driver must produce an insurance certificate and call on a qualified professional to tow his vehicle back home.

It should be remembered that the purchase of a vehicle is not conditional on obtaining a driving license, nor on taking out an insurance contract. So… you can legally own a vehicle without having a license or insurance. It is on this second point that the text relates. We still cannot make the possession of a vehicle subject to obtaining a permit, but force the owner to insure.

The front windows on tinted vehicles are prohibited. The purpose of this provision is to help the police to identify drivers who are fond of the telephone while driving, those who forget their seatbelt ... The sanction provides for a fine of 135 euros and a withdrawal of three points on the driving license. Armored cars and people with a skin disease will be exempted from this provision.

Packets of neutral cigarettes. Only neutral packages displaying health warnings and photos of patients are permitted for sale. Tobacconists who still have packages with brands and logos in their stocks will no longer be able to sell them to their customers.

Increase in the financing tax for the Guarantee Fund for Crime Victims (FGTI) : The guarantee fund which compensates victims of acts of terrorism is financed by a tax levied on all non-life insurance contracts taken out which will drop from 4,30 to 5,90 euros per contract. A measure that will bring in an additional 140 million. So expect a significant increase in your insurance premiums.

Traffic offense committed with a professional vehicle. The employer will now have the obligation to report the name of the employee responsible for the offense to the police and gendarmerie services. Until now this had not been the case and employers preferred to pay a fine (sent to the holder of the gray card) rather than risk their employees losing their driving license.

The choice between new parts and spare parts to repair vehicles : The mechanics will be obliged to offer a second-hand part instead of a new one in the event of repair and maintenance of the vehicle. Customers can choose between accepting or rejecting the part offered.

The hospital discharge letter: Hospitals and clinics must give the patient a "liaison letter" summarizing the care and treatment provided during his stay, however brief it may be, and with respect for medical confidentiality, to ensure the effectiveness of the continuity. care.

Third-party payment : Doctors will not be able to refuse pregnant women and people suffering from a long-term illness to waive the expenses reimbursed by Social Security in advance. However, nothing is imposed for the third party payment of the mutual share. They can therefore choose whether or not to apply it.

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