Decree no. 2016-175 of 22 February 2016 was adopted for purposes of applying Article 282 of the “Macron Act” (no. 2015-990) of 6 August 2015 for growth, business and equal economic opportunity.

Its purpose is to implement the professional identification card system for employees engaged in construction work or public works, in order to combat illegal work and unfair labor competition.

More specifically, the decree sets out the terms of implementation of the professional identification card system for employees of companies established in France or abroad, via a declaration to be made with a specific body, the Union des caisses de France - Congés Intempéries BTP. It specifies the conditions for issuance of the card, the characteristics and information to be shown on this document as well as the penalty provisions in case of breach of the declaration requirements.

A subsequent order, to be issued further to an opinion from the CNIL National Commission for Data Protection and Liberties), will set out the operating procedures of the central database of the information to be collected for data-processing by the Union des caisses de France - congés intempéries BTP.