While many young people "still struggling" already to find internships, often required to validate their years of study, the new law on the supervision of stages1, finally adopted on 26 June will complicate their task a little more. Starting again laudable intentions – they protect young people against abuse and other "courses copiers" – this text is likely to miss its target. For
by increasing constraints, it may discourage foremost business leaders to open their doors to students. However, demand is high: the number of stages2 in France has almost tripled in less than ten years to 1.6 million per year, in part due to their generalization in the curricula of secondary and higher education. But also because the course has often become a point of passage for a first job.
Result, since July 1, employers are forced to comply with new Obligations3. First, they must not exceed a maximum ceiling of trainees based on number of employees of the company. This number, which will be fixed by decree, could be three trainees in enterprises with more than 30 employees, and 10% of trainees in larger companies. Cherpion Act
"Violation of this provision shall be punished by a fine not exceeding € 2,000 per trainee concerned and 4,000 euros if recurrence, "said the law firm DaemPartners, recalling that the limitation period of the administrative action is two years. The maximum duration of internships remains at 6 months, but in two years, there will be no derogations possible for example to make a gap year in his studies to go abroad.
Then entrepreneurs will have to increase by September 2015, the remuneration for internships over two months, which will increase from 436 523 euros monthly. Finally, they must extend to all students access to the restaurant business, earnings restaurants securities or reimbursement of transport costs where they exist for their employees.
"This rigid and dangerous law will scarce supply Internship"
Patrick Hetzel, UMP ….. ….. In addition, the law reinforces the means to identify and punish any abuse, introduces leave of absence, leave, time aligns the presence of trainees on the employees, exempts from tax income gratification. "The names of the students in the institution should now be listed in order of finish in a specific part of the single registry staff to facilitate the monitoring of labor inspectors" still regrets the cabinet DaemPartners .
The left supported the text "going in the right direction" and reflecting a campaign promise François Hollande4 despite flats Left Front, while the UMP and the UDI voted against. The objective is not to "leave to think that companies are fraudeuses, but some like to play with the rules," observed Denys Robiliard (PS). Whereas
"existing law already protects students' thanks to Cherpion Act of 2011, Patrick Hetzel UMP denounced a bill" rigid "and" dangerous scarce will offer internships. " As the UMP, UDI also criticized the maximum duration of six months for internships, "which will challenge the gap year" in studies from abroad.