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Global Employment Solutions & PEO in France

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to employ remote talent in France. We take care of payroll, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business.


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How do Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions Work?

Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in France. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in France typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent's global employment solutions and PEO services is helping hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in France in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process.

  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in France.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in France.
  • We take care of ensuring your new employee is hired in compliance with local labour laws, payroll regulations, benefits and more -- all without needing to set up a subsidiary in France.
  • The individual is legally contracted by Omnipresent but assigned to work for your company and reports to a manager or team in your organisation as your full-time employee.

Partnering with a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), or Employer of Record (EOR), is often more effective, faster and less risky.

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Employer Costs in France

Employer costs include Pension Contribution (capped), Health Insurance, and Unemployment Insurance. Use the OmniCalculator to estimate costs, or contact us for further information.

Employee Income Taxes in France

France has a complex social security system that is financed by contributions from employees and employers.

Employee Social Contributions in France

Employee contributions include a General Social Security Contribution, AGIRC-ARRCO, and CET. This list is non-exhaustive, please contact us for further information.

Working Hours in France

French law designates a maximum of 7 working hours per day or 35 hours per week. The typical work week in France is 5 days. CBAs regulate increased weekly hours periods, overtime, and other specifics of working time.

Overtime in France is defined as anyone working over 35 hours per week. Employees working overtime are entitled to specific salary increases depending on the situation.

Holidays & Vacation in France

Please note that the below information covers national holidays and should be used for informative purposes only and not as a guarantee for payroll purposes. While we strive to offer you accurate information, public holidays are subject to frequent changes and can be dependent on regional differences. Should you need more detailed information on public holidays, please consult the government pages of the state and/or the local municipality of your employee.

  • Saturday, Jan 01, 2022 - New Year's Day (Nouvel An)
  • Monday, Apr 18, 2022 - Easter Monday (Lundi de Pâques)
  • Sunday, May 01, 2022 - Labour Day (Fête du travail)
  • Sunday, May 08, 2022 - Victory Day (Fête de la Victoire 1945)
  • Thursday, May 26, 2022 - Ascension Day (Ascension)
  • Monday, Jun 06, 2022 - Whit Monday (Lundi de Pentecôte)
  • Thursday, Jul 14, 2022 - Bastille Day (Fête Nationale de la France)
  • Monday, Aug 15, 2022 - Assumption (Assomption)
  • Tuesday, Nov 01, 2022 - All Saints' Day (Toussaint)
  • Friday, Nov 11, 2022 - Armistice Day (Armistice 1918)
  • Sunday, Dec 25, 2022 - Christmas Day (Noël)

Sick Leave Entitlement in France

The first 3 days of sick leave are unpaid in France and should be medically certified after 48 hours. After day 4, employees are entitled to 50% of their basic daily wage. This protection is limited to a period of 360 days within 3 consecutive years.

Please note that there are derogating provisions regarding Covid-19.

Collective Bargaining Agreements can require employer to top-up employee's payments to 100% salary during absence. Employees who are absent due to illness or injury receive daily indemnities from social security system for a maximum of 3 years.

Parental Leave in France

Generous maternity, paternity and parental leaves. Generally paid for the most part by Social Security.

The amount of maternity leave granted in France depends on the number of children in each family. Collective Bargaining Agreement can grant additional maternity leave.

Annual Leave Entitlement in France

Employees in France are entitled to a minimum of five weeks of paid leave. This equates to 30 days, plus public holidays. Saturdays are included within this holiday entitlement, but Sundays are not. French law and collective bargaining agreements can allow for additional paid leave for employees who have reached a specific length of service, and for family-related events.

A company can choose to put the employee on an annualized work schedule, which would qualify them for "Reduction du temps de travail" (RTT). RTT days entitle the employee to additional days off, on top of the 25 days of vacation per year and French public holidays.

Severance Pay Entitlement in France

Severance due in any case of termination but for gross negligence or wilful misconduct.

Severance pay increases according to seniority. Specific rules apply for fixed term contracts.

Termination in France

Terminations heavily regulated. Major blocks for specific categories. Procedural requirements depending on CBA/size/number of dismissals.

Notice periods determined by applicable CBAs.

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* These employer costs are subject to frequent updates, and can depend on a variety of employee variables. They are only a ballpark estimate, and the actual figure may be above or below the quoted amount based on a number of variables. These estimates represent a monthly average each year. In some cases, contribution maximums will lead to payments earlier in the year being larger, before being reduced once max is hit. If a 13th and 14th month are applicable, these have been pro-rated into the gross salaries.

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Grow Your Global Team

The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It's important to note that labour laws and regulations in France are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the details such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We're here to help you every step of the way.

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Source: Trustpilot and G2 reviews in November 2022