France – New Online Filing System for Secondment Declarations

Posted on November 11, 2016

As of October 1, 2016, employers who are transferring their employees to work in France on detachment status are now required to file the Secondment declaration (prior detachment declaration) directly through an online system.  The employer is required to provide… Read more »

France – Policy Changes in Effect due to Decree

Posted on November 4, 2016

The decree of October 28th enforcing the law N° 2016-274 of March 7th 2016 has brought out the following changes: For Short Term assignments (for a maximum of 3 months), a work permit will no longer be required for the… Read more »

France – Reorganization of Labor Office Leads to Delays in Paris

Posted on September 23, 2016

Delays are to be expected as the French labor office in the Paris district 75 undergoes internal reorganization.  Applications that are currently pending and those that will be filed in the next few weeks may expect to see processing delays… Read more »

France – Minimum Salary Increases for EU Blue Card

Posted on July 15, 2016

The French government has increased the minimum salary requirements for European Union (EU) Blue Cards, effective 20 June 2016.  Blue Card holders in France must now be paid at least €53,836 per year (up from €53,331) or €4486 per month… Read more »

France – Changes to French Work and Residence Permits

Posted on April 29, 2016

The end of 2016 is predicted to usher in changes to French work and residence permits for foreign nationals, dependents and some employers. Under this proposed law, certain passport holders and some short-term assignees may no longer require permits. The… Read more »

FRANCE – Employers Subject to Unexpected Inspections by Labor Authorities

Posted on February 2, 2016

Employers sending or hosting foreign workers in France are subject to increasing inspections by labor authorities. In an effort to enforce a decree passed in March of 2015 which requires employers to save extensive documentation of posted workers, French labor… Read more »

FRANCE – 2016 Minimum Salary Increases

Posted on January 15, 2016

The French government has announced an increase in the minimum legal monthly salary requirement (SMIC), with effect from January 1, 2016, bringing it up to 1,466.62 EUR per month (up from 1,457.52 EUR per month in 2015). The SMIC is… Read more »

FRANCE – Violations of Labor Laws May Generate Fines and Suspension of International Agreements

Posted on December 21, 2015

According to a new decree that took effect on December 3, 2015, companies found to guilty of violating employee rights or disregarding their obligations concerning foreign workers can now be fined up to 10,000 EUR per employee and can be… Read more »

FRANCE – Security Checks Enforced Due to Terrorist Attacks

Posted on November 20, 2015

France is under a state of emergency and has imposed restrictive border controls in response to the mass attacks that took place on November 13, 2015 which left 129 people dead. Border controls have been implemented at airports, seaports, train… Read more »

FRANCE – New Record-keeping Rules for Assignments

Posted on June 26, 2015

Recent changes to French labour law for companies sending their employees to France on assignment, under detachment status (i.e. remaining on home payroll). These employers must appoint a legal representative in France who has access to documents pertaining to the… Read more »