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Adm In ME: France


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Payroll in France

If you are planning to start or expand a business in France, you need to make sure that you comply with the French legislation. Our French payroll services are fully compliant and up-to-date with the current French payroll requirements. If you are a newcomer to the French market, our start-up kit includes assistance in registering with the necessary French authorities.

Payroll & HR Administration outsourcing services in France

  • Receiving monthly payroll input in any format (i.e. electronic, email, phone)
  • Calculations of compensation, taxes, and contributions
  • Payslip preparation, including multi lingual
  • Preparation and execution of net salary payments to employees
  • Preparation of social contribution filings (URSSAF, Pôle Emploi, Pension and Insurance Funds) and execution of monthly payments to authorities
  • Preparation of sickness, maternity & paternity certificates
  • Creation of accounting file to upload into your financial ERP system
  • Management reports
  • Preparation of statutory annual reports: DADS, DAS 2, TR
  • Joiners (including registering their details with the relevant authorities).
  • Leavers (including registering their details with the relevant authorities, and providing a Pôle Emploi certificate, Work Certificate and final calculation of salary).

Setting up a company in France

French authorities allow foreign companies to expand to France without starting a legal entity. This special status is called ESEF (Entreprise Sans Etablissement en France = Companies with no place of business in France) and offers the following advantages:

  • No need to open a branch or subsidiary
  • Easy registration with the authorities
  • You will be able to register your French employees with all social protection agencies
  • Easy termination of the company

Regardless of which type of business you decide to set up in France, our company has a rich experience in providing payroll services and handling HR Administration on your company's behalf.

Planning to hire in France?

There are several things you need to consider before that.

First, you must enter into a contract under French labour law. Employees in France enjoy extensive rights granted by both Labour Code (Code du Travail) and collective agreements (conventions collectives de travail). The Code describes the minimum conditions of employment such as: working hours, overtime payments, holidays, trial and notice periods, dismissal conditions, health and safety regulations & trade union rights. Collective agreements are negotiated between syndicates and employers’ associations. The specific rights and obligations of both employees and employers are covered in the collective agreements. In France, employment laws cannot be altered or nullified by private agreements between the employee and the employers.

Foreigners working in France are employed under the same working conditions as French citizens, although there are different rules for certain categories of employee, e.g. directors, managers, and factory workers. Part-time employees are entitled to the same rights and benefits (on a pro rata basis) as full-time employees.

Our company offers both statutory and company specific HR administration in France. Our local French payroll & hr experts keep constant track of changes in the Labour Law as well as collective agreements. Make your business in France hassle free with us.


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