Hire Employees & Contractors


Compliantly hire your distributed team members in


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Hiring in


isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in


, your business must have a local legal entity or an Employer of Record like Borderless in place already. Then there’s the management of local employment compliance, taxes, benefits, payroll, and more. Hiring contractors poses similar challenges.

Borderless handles all of that for you, so you can focus on getting to work with your new team member in


while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language



Euro (€, EUR)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

11 days

Employer Taxes

3 - 45%

Cost of Living Index

$$$$ (17 of 139 nations)

Statutory Leave

25 days

Sick Leave


Maternity Leave

16 weeks

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like


, the treatment of employees and contractors is different. If you misclassify a new team member, you could be subjected to penalties and fines. Let Borderless get this right for you, so you don’t have to worry.

Payment Information

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in France is €1747.20 per month.

Overtime Pay

The standard working hours in France are 9 AM - 5 PM, with 1 hour of unpaid lunch break. The weekly working hours are 35 hours and any hours worked beyond this will be compensated. If there is an agreement in place, overtime pay is no less than 110% of the regular wages. If there is no agreement in place, overtime pay is 125% of the regular pay for the first 8 hours and 150% for the following hours.

Additional Pay

For sick leave:

  • Employees who have worked 150 hours during the first three months are entitled to unlimited paid sick leave
  • First three days are unpaid; the days following are paid 50% by social security

Payroll Cycle

On or before the last working day of the month, all employee payments will be made in equal monthly installments and will be paid in arrears.

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 7% or 13%: Health, Maternity, Disability, and Death (depends on income)
  • 3.45% to 5.25%: Family Benefits
  • 8.55%: Old-age Pension (capped)
  • 1.9%: Old-age Pension (uncapped)
  • 6.1% or 14.57%: Supplementary Pension and CEG (depends on income)
  • 4.2%: Unemployment Insurance (capped)
  • 0.15%: Wage Guarantee Insurance
  • 0.10%: FNAL Contributions
  • Other (varies): Business Allowance, Occupation Medicine, Supplementary Insurance for Workplace Accidents, Incapacity, Invalidity, or Death 

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 0 to 45% + 3%: Personal Income Tax 
  • 6.9%: Old-age Pension (capped)
  • 3.15% or 8.64%: Supplementary Pension and CEG (depends on income)

Employment Information

Termination Process

Employers are eligible to terminate the employment agreement if there is mutual consent through a settlement agreement, economic reasons, or serious misconduct.

Notice period

Notice period is determined by the length of employment. For employees with tenure between 6 months to 2 years, the notice is 1 month. For employees with tenure over 2 years, it is 2 months.

Probation Period

  • Employees and workers: 2 months of probation
  • Supervisors and technicians: 3 months of probation
  • Executives: 4 months of probation

Severance Details

Severance payment is required for dismissals, contract violation, or mutual termination. The payment amount will be determined by the employee's seniority and the applicable collective bargaining agreement. The following applies to EOR employees:

  • The first 10 years of seniority, 1/4 of the monthly salary per year
  • After 10 years of seniority, 1/3 of the monthly salary per year
Benefits of working in a country abroad

Borderless Benefits Packages in


When the world is your competition, it pays to incentivize new hires and existing alike. Borderless benefits packages typically include:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Contributions

Learn how to hire quickly and easily in


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