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Profit-sharing and participation : what is proposed by the Medef

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Not content to do the floor, parliamentarians and business leaders, the government intends to rely also on the social partners to prepare the ” action plan for growth and business transformation “. To this end, trade unions and employers will be received on Wednesday by the ministers of Economics and Labour, Bruno Le Maire, and Muriel Pénicaud, to collect their proposals on the evolution of the devices of profit-sharing and participation, and, more generally, on a better sharing of added value between shareholders and employees in particular. A topic that is close to your heart with the CFDT in particular.

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The Medef has worked on the subject in a note is very detailed, including “Les Echos” obtained copy. Several proposals are made to enable the development of participation in all companies, including those with less than 50 employees. Currently, only 16.5% of employees of these SMES are covered by at least one means salary savings, they are 87.4 per cent in businesses with more than 50 employees.

Among the very first suggestions have included the removal of the social contribution fixed today at 20 % (it was 2 % at its inception in 2009). If this proposal has little chance of being accepted as such, for budgetary reasons, it’s a safe bet that the government seeks to implement a relief target of this new tax, as has been done in the act Macron, 6 August 2015. For companies with less than 50 employees, the social contribution is now 8 % for the first six years (two times three years) if first agreement of profit-sharing or participation.

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The Medef is also proposing to revise the calculation of the participation. The formula for calculating the amount of the special reserve of participation, “ seems in general very obscure leaders of SMALL and medium sized businesses or to the employees, ” note the Medef. This grows to ” a differentiation by sector of activity or professional branch “.

The association is also pushing for a tax exemption on capital gains for any individual that would give to its employees a significant stake in the capital of the company in the framework of the devices of salary savings to existing ones.

Transmission to its employees

Finally, the transmission of a business to its employees is discussed. The topic is sensitive for the employers, that keeps in memory the creation of a right of information of employees before any transfer of a business introduced by the law Hamon of July 2014. This device, despite its flexibility, is deemed to be unenforceable by the Medef and “ counter-productive “. He prefers a tax allowance of € 500,000 for any leader who would give his employees “ a minimum of 80 % of the securities owned by the transferor, subject to five years of holding of securities “. The Medef would also imagine ” create a PEE (company savings plan, editor’s NOTE) transfer of business to employees “. To give grain to grind to the government for its future law, including the examination in the Parliament is planned for next spring.

this is the amount that have been distributed by companies to their employees in form of salary savings by 2015 (figures Dares)


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