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How to hire an employee in France ?


France’s administration system is always plagued by arduous formalities and laws. The French payroll system is no exception to this and the penalties for non-compliance can be costly. Understanding your obligations as an employer is therefore crucial.


What the employer have to do before hiring :

 Make sure you have an EIN : Employer Identification Number (employer registration).

 Set up records for withholding taxesFederal income tax withholding, Federal Wage and Tax Statement, and States taxes.

Register your employee with French social organisations.


What your employee have to do after being hire : 

 Your employee have to meet a doctor (médecine du travail) to check his ability to make his job. This process must be done for each new employee before he start to work .

 Your employee will receive a yearly receipt of good-standing for his job. There is one visit when you hire them and an other annual visit to renew the authorization.



Other questions we may discuss together:

  • ➜   Do you have a letter of engagement and a foreign employment contract ?
  • ➜   Do you have a French employment contract matching the French Collective Bargaining Agreement ?
  • ➜   Which French Collective Bargaining Agreement matches your activity ?
  • ➜   Do you need a Visa for your employee?
  • ➜   Does he have an EEC passport and a non European one?