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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.
Employer costs include Pension Contribution (capped), Health Insurance, and Unemployment Insurance. Use the OmniCalculator to estimate costs, or contact us for further information.
0% - 45%. France has a complex social security system that is financed by contributions from employees and employers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is due if the employee has at least 8 months service. Severance pay is either:
statutory entitlement; or
more generous payment in a CBA, if relevant.
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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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 global employment solutions such as payroll, benefits, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business. We are here to help you every step of the way.
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