Teamwork is defined by an activity carried out by at least two teams of at least two workers, who perform identical tasks and according to the same hours. These teams must follow one another during the day and have an overlap time between them greater than a quarter of their daily tasks. As team working conditions are often difficult, a bonus is sometimes granted to the employees concerned. Not being mentioned in the Labor Code, this specific bonus and its attribution conditions may be provided for by a collective agreement or an agreement. It can also result from a decision taken by the employer and appear in the employee’s employment contract.
Team bonus: what modalities?
The team bonus can be awarded according to very different methods defined by an agreement or a collective agreement. It is not uncommon, for example, for the granting of this bonus to be correlated with the employee’s length of service within the company. It also happens that the team bonus constitutes what is called in professional language a corporate “use”. It is quite simply a benefit granted by an employer to its employees without this being provided for by the Labor Code, a company agreement or a collective agreement. If he wishes to abolish the team bonus allocated in the context of business use, the employer must follow a precise procedure by informing the Social and Economic Committee (CSE) of this deletion as well as the employees concerned, by simple or registered letter. However, the business use registered in the employee’s employment contract can only be modified or deleted if the employee expresses his agreement in writing.
Team bonus: what amounts?
The amount of the team bonus is also defined by convention, collective agreement or decision of the employer. It can therefore vary considerably from one branch to another and from one company to another. Whatever its amount, this bonus represents additional remuneration intended to correct the disadvantages of teamwork. In the majority of cases, the team bonus is granted to employees carrying out a shift activity. We speak of shift work when the organization of work within the company provides for the succession of several teams to identical workstations, according to the principle of rotation. The team bonus should not be confused with the team productivity bonus which is awarded to certain executives who lead a team.
(By the editorial staff of the hREF agency)
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