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Hire Workers in France

Looking to conquer the world of business without getting tangled up in international employment complexities?

Look no further than TCWGlobal! The best payrolling and global employer of record in France.

No cultural barrier or legal obstacle will stand in your way with us by your side. We will tailor our services to fit your unique needs and help you shine no matter where you want to operate in the world.

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Fixed-Term Contracts

Fixed-term contracts are permitted in certain circumstances. The maximum length is 36 months.

Worker Classifications

If a worker is employed under Agent de Maitrise status, their time will be counted in hours. However, if a Worker is higher level or executive status, their time will be tracked in full days.

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Probationary Periods

Probationary periods are permitted in France. The probationary period for normal workers generally lasts 2 months. For supervisors and executive roles, they can last 3 months. Workers accumulate and may begin using PTO during their probationary period. However, the length of time off the worker takes is added to the end of their probationary period.


In France, Workers recognize 11 public holidays. No work should be completed on these holidays except where it is infeasible to stop working. Holidays are unpaid except for Labour Day, which falls on the first of May. If a Worker is required to work on Labor Day, they are entitled to 200% of their normal wage. Public holidays that fall on a weekend do not move to the next working day.

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Most Workers are entitled to at least 5 weeks of paid vacation per year accrued at a rate of 2.5 business days of leave per month of work. Unused vacation generally cannot be carried over from year to year. If a worker exceeds 35 hours per week, they receive an additional day of vacation time per month.

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Sick Leave

Workers should notify their managers and the Social Security Health System within 48 hours of needing to cease work due to illness. Workers are entitled to paid sick leave, during which the Social Security Health System pays the Worker a daily benefit. It is legally required only to make up the difference between that benefit and the Worker’s normal compensation. Workers are entitled to sick leave if they have worked at least 150 hours in the past three months and made social security contributions equivalent to 1,015 the minimum wage in the past six months.

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Overtime is considered any time above 35 hours per week. The first eight overtime hours are paid at 125% the Worker’s normal rate. Each hour over that is paid at 150%. Workers must not exceed 10 hours in a day or an average of 44 hours over 12 consecutive weeks. A paid leave of absence is mandatory when overtime exceeds 220 hours per year. Additionally, Workers must receive a minimum of 11 hours rest between the end of one workday and the beginning of the next and may not work more than 6 days a week.

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Employer of Record

Creating a worldwide workforce is a continuous process that extends beyond a contract.

TCWGlobal surpasses the typical employer of record (EOR) by ensuring that your team receives personalized attention, ranging from smooth payrolling management to customized benefits based on your specific needs and location.

  • Hire compliantly in 150 countries
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  • Remove the risk from your organization

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