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Immigration


17 January 2019

FRANCE: Minimum wage raised

France has increased its monthly minimum wage by 1.8 per cent (effective 1st January 2019) to EUR 1,525.50.  


How does this affect the client?

Employees already on assignment in France

Employers must increase the foreign national’s minimum salary to comply with the new rule.

Obtaining/ renewing applications

Employers must increase the foreign national’s minimum salary to comply with the new rule. 

Pending applications 

If applications are pending as of January 1, 2019 employers must increase the foreign national’s minimum salary to comply with the new rule.

All immigration applications that do not meet the minimum salary will be refused.

Remember:

  • Employers must guarantee the salary in EUR, regardless of exchange rate fluctuations or payroll location
  • Benefits and allowances can only be included in the minimum salary if they are fixed, taxable, subject to social security and visible on the pay slip
  • Relocation expenses cannot be included
  • An economic adjustment or assignment premium may be included if visible on the pay slip and paid by the employer in the home country

 

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