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Talent Wiki - France

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in France
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Capital
Paris
Currency
Euro(EUR)
Languages
French
Payroll Frequency
Monthly
GDP per Capita
$47,952
Employer Tax
30.50% - 31.30%

Supplementary Guide for Employment and Expansion in France

Talent Overview

France holds the third-largest economy in Europe. France boasts economic growth and comes in 19th position with the highest GDP per capita ranking. The country is expanding more efficiently in tourism, agriculture, and industries.

Major economic hubs:

Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Lille, Nice

Skills in demand:

Cybersecurity, IoT, Software Developer, Data Analyst, Financial Analyst, System Analyst

Local Universities

The top local universities of France with world rank are:

Université de Lyon I / Université Claude Bernard (comUE Université de Lyon)

RANKING

France : 1

World : 256

Sorbonne Université (ComUE Sorbonne Universites)

RANKING

France : 2

World : 257

Université Grenoble Alpes (Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes)

RANKING

France : 3

World : 279

Université de Strasbourg

RANKING

France : 4

World : 310

Université d’Aix Marseille / Aix Marseille Université

RANKING

France : 5

World : 324

Salary Data

The average salary of some job in France are mentioned below:

Job Title Annual Salary Range (EUR) Annual Salary Range (USD)
Accounting Manager 73,700 81,722.85
Financial Analyst 61,900 68,638.32
Product Manager 52,600 58,325.94
Graphic Designer 31,600 35,039.92
Sales Representative 31,200 34,596.37

Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards

Pole-emploi.fr, Indeed.fr, Monster.fr

Number of LinkedIn Users

24,290,000

Multiplier Recruitment Partner

iXceed

Employing in France

Employment contracts are mandatory in France. In order to hire an individual from France, the employer must have knowledge about the employment laws, benefits, allowances, and more. This segment will help the employer with all the information required.

Employee Contract

In France, there are two types of Employment contracts; CDI (Permanent employment) and CDD (Temporary employment). According to the France employment laws, CDI (contrat à durée indéterminée) is provided to an employee for continuing and indefinite service. CDI (contrat à durée déterminée) is provided to an employee hired for temporary employment and can not be extended over 18 months of service.

French is the preferred language for employment contracts though employees and employers have the option for the contract to be translated to other languages.

Probation Period

The probationary period for employees ranges from 1 - 3 months.

Public and Provincial Holidays

Date Name Type
1 Jan New Year's Day National holiday
18 Apr Easter Monday National holiday
1 May Labor Day / May Day National holiday
8 May WWII Victory Day National holiday
26 May Ascension Day National holiday
6 Jun Whit Monday National holiday
14 Jul Bastille Day National holiday
15 Aug Assumption of Mary National holiday
1 Nov All Saints' Day National holiday
11 Nov Armistice Day National holiday
25 Dec Christmas Day National holiday
26 Dec St Stephen's Day Local holiday

Employee Leaves

Type of Leave Time Period Mandatory
Annual/Earned Leave 35 days Yes
Sick Leave 90 days Yes
Maternity Leave 16 weeks Yes

Payroll

Payroll Cycle

The payroll cycle in France is monthly.

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Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in France is based  on the age and position of the employee. It ranges from  €433 - €1603.12 per month.

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Overtime pay

The companies are entitled to compensate employees for overtime hours worked in the following structure:

  1. 25% surcharge for the first 8 hours during the week
  2. 50% surcharge in case overtime exceeds 8 hours during the week.
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Health Examination Clause

Bonus

13th month salary

The 13th month’s pay is not mandatory in France. However, the employer can provide it on mutual agreement and is paid at the end of the year.

Employee Benefits

Here are some of the benefits that employees are provided for by their employer:

  • ~Pension Scheme
  • ~Social Security
  • ~Maternity leave
  • ~Paternity leave
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Taxes

Employer Payroll Tax

Funds Contributions
Health, Disability, Maternity, Death 13%
Autonomy Solidarity Contribution 0.3%
Old-Age Insurance (Upper limit of 3,428 EUR) 8.55%
Family Benefits 2.45% to 5.25%
Unemployment 4.05%
Wage Guarantee Insurance 0.15%

Employee Payroll Tax

Funds Contributions
Old-Age Insurance (Upper limit of 3,428 EUR) 6.9%
Social Security Surcharge 9.2%
Social Security Debt Reimbursement Contribution 0.5%

Employee Income Tax

Income tax is levied at a progressive rate on all monthly income as follows:

Total Compensation Employee Social Contributions Total Taxable Compensation Single Employee Married Employee Employee with 1 child Employee with 2 children
35000 7,351 28,646 1,695 0 0 0
40000 8,401 32,739 2,761 133 0 0
45000 9,405 36,877 3,879 728 0 0
50000 10,396 41,029 5,000 1,325 509 0
55000 11,387 45,180 6,121 1,922 1,106 289
60000 12,377 49,333 7,242 2,520 1,703 886
65000 13,368 53,484 8,363 3,045 2,300 1,483
70000 14,359 57,635 9,483 3,456 2,894 2,080
75000 15,349 61,788 10,605 4,527 3,305 2,677
80000 16,340 65,939 11,725 5,647 4,055 3,154
85000 17,331 70,091 12,847 6,769 5,177 3,585
90000 18,322 74,242 13,967 7,889 6,297 4,705
95000 19,312 78,395 15,088 9,010 7,418 5,826
100000 20,303 82,546 16,209 10,131 8,539 6,497
105000 21,294 86,698 17,713 11,252 9,660 8,068
110000 22,284 90,850 19,246 12,373 10,781 9,189
120000 24,266 99,153 22,310 14,615 13,023 11,431
150000 30,210 124,064 31,502 21,341 19,749 18,157
200000 40,169 165,547 48,336 34,058 32,466 30,874
250000 50,149 207,017 66,693 51,061 49,469 47,877
300000 60,129 248,487 85,355 68,064 66,472 64,880

VAT

The standard rate of Value Added Tax in France is 20%.

Offboarding & Termination

Termination Process

The employer can terminate the employment contract based on a valid reason (personal or financial reasons) or mutual consent or if the individual is retiring.

Notice Period

The notice period for employees under the probation period is up to 5 days while regular employees will have up to 3 months.

Severance Pay

The severance pay varies based on the individual's service to the employer. The statutory severance pay is:

Years of service Severance Pay
Below 10 years 25% of the monthly salary for each year of service
Above 10 years 33.33% of the monthly salary for each year of service

Visa and Immigration

If an individual stays more than 90 days, Long term Visa is mandatory. In order to avail of a long-term visa, supporting documents for the stays are required. Long-term visas are available to most nationalities, except for EEA and EU nationals.

A Long Term visa with a residence permit can be issued based on the requirement of the individual. All the personal documents and passports issued before 10 years should be presented. The individual can be called upon by the French Office for Immigration and Integration for further information.

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