Tech & Science Partial unemployment, gas prices, recreational drones ... Everything that changes on May 1

23:21  22 may  2020
23:21  22 may  2020 Source:   lefigaro.fr

Bankruptcies, layoffs, reduction of aid ...: The Mayor prepares the spirits

 Bankruptcies, layoffs, reduction of aid ...: The Mayor prepares the spirits © Supplied by La Tribune Bruno Le Maire. "There will be bankruptcies and there will be layoffs in the coming months," warned Bruno Le Maire on Europe 1, while the government plans to gradually reduce from June the partial unemployment support system that had allowed to date avoid waves of layoffs. "Many sectors are very hard hit" by the crisis and "even if the economy rebounds, it does not restart at the same rate" as before, explained the minister.

Confinement or not, the month of May brings a lot of changes. Here's what you need to know.

As every month, the legislation and certain tariffs evolve. The coronavirus crisis is also bringing about some changes. Here is what awaits you as of May 1, 2020.

The work stoppage turns into partial unemployment

On April 17, the government announced that the 2.1 million French people on work stoppage for childcare or great vulnerability to the coronavirus would go into partial unemployment. This will be effective as of May 1 and employees will therefore receive 84% of their net compensation, or approximately 70% of the gross.

Disneyland wants to extend partial unemployment to all its short contracts

 Disneyland wants to extend partial unemployment to all its short contracts © Pixabay Disneyland wants to extend partial unemployment to all its short contracts The amusement park, closed since the start of confinement on March 16, 2020, intends to put into partial activity its CDD and intermittent. Around 1,300 more people would benefit from this mechanism, which has already been applied to most of the group's 17,000 employees.

So far, and retroactively since March 12, they have received 90% of their gross salary but, after a month's layoff, they would have received only 66% of their gross salary. For employees on minimum wage, their partial unemployment will be increased to 100% of their salary. A measure which should last at least 11 days, depending on the reopening of schools, and which should greatly increase the number of French partially-unemployed workers, currently brought to more than 10 million.

The fees of notaries down

While their activity is greatly reduced during a period of confinement, notaries see their rates change in May. In fact, their fees will drop by 1.9% on average as of this Friday. This will concern all acts, except that of the registration of the Civil Solidarity Pact (PACS), the price of which will be reduced by half.

Monchi: "Since March 14th, we haven't touched 1 euro"

 Monchi: © Provided by Sports.fr The sports director of AS Rome praised the Argentinian international. Sevilla FC has just taken financial measures with the equivalent of partial unemployment for many employees. What does not pass very well because the state pays part of the wages and that Seville does not compensate all the wages of the employees. Decisions that made noise. The Sevilla FC is impacted like all clubs by the health situation which has put everyone in football at a standstill.

In addition, from this Friday, they will also be able to grant a discount of up to 20% - against 10% today - for operations of more than 100,000 euros - against 150,000 today. Their prices will be revised again in two years.

Certains drones devront être équipés à compter du 1er mai d'un « dispositif de signalement électronique ou numérique et d'un dispositif de signalement lumineux ». © Reuters Certain drones will have to be equipped from 1 May with an “electronic or digital signaling device and a light signaling device”. Gas: Engie's regulated tariffs drop by 1.3%

As of this Friday also, Engie's regulated tariffs excluding tax will drop by 1.3% compared to the scale in force since April 1. Since January 1, 2019, these rates have decreased by 23.2%.

Recreational drones must be equipped with signaling devices

Drones, circulating without anyone on board, whose mass exceeds 800 grams, must be equipped as of May 1 with an “electronic or digital signaling device and 'a light signaling device'. The objective: to be able to detect them in flight.

A measurement which therefore separates into two points. On the one hand, electronic reporting, which excludes "drones used for leisure remotely piloted by sight by a remote pilot member of an association affiliated with a recognized federation", "devices used inside enclosed spaces and covered ”and“ gear trapped or towed from the surface of the ground or water ”.

On the other hand, the light signaling, from which are excluded "craft which make flights between sunrise and sunset" and "craft which carry out experimental flights for the purposes of testing or control in conditions defined by the ministry responsible for civil aviation ”, specifies the Official Journal. Failure to comply with these rules will result in confiscation and a fine of 135 euros.

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New York taps Google to make filing for unemployment a little easier .
The search giant is using the cloud to help the Empire State.Google , along with Deloitte and Verizon , will help New York improve its online and phone-based unemployment insurance application systems, according to a release Thursday from the state's Department of Labor. The search giant's Google Cloud service will support a new, streamlined online application system that's more reliable and able to handle the higher volume of users. Those applying can also save their applications to complete later and access the system from multiple devices, such as phones or tablets .

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