Expand into the world's fifth largest economy using our PEO services in France
With the fifth largest economy in the world and third largest in the EU - after Germany and the UK - it is no wonder that France is a popular location for expanding businesses.
Its stable economy combined with thriving tourism, automotive, manufacturing and energy industries make it a lucrative country for businesses. Meanwhile its position as a global trading partner offers ample opportunity for both local and foreign businesses.
While expanding your business into France may bring new business possibilities, it also brings red tape and legislation with it. First and foremost, the requirement to set up a legal entity for your business in France is a costly, time-consuming and arduous process that can delay your business expansion.
Secondly, The French Labour Code, which sets out French employment laws, offers strong worker protections and can be difficult to navigate if you are unfamiliar with French business protocols. Some French employment laws are as follows:
- Employers must provide a written or verbal employment contract. Only the French version of this document is legally binding, however, employees can request a copy in their native language.
- As of 2017, employees in France have a 'right to disconnect' which legally entitles them not to reply to work communications outside of working hours
- Working hours are set at 35 hours a week or 7 hours a day. Under special circumstances working hours can increase to 48 hours per week
- Maternity leave is set at 16 weeks while paternity leave is set at 11 consecutive days
On top of employment laws outlined in The French Labour Code employees working in France may also be required to obtain a work visa. While workers in EU countries, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein are free to work in France without a visa, non-EU workers will need to obtain a work visa. There are two main types of work visas in France:
- Short stay visa – for stays of up to 90 days.
- Long-stay visa– for individuals who plan to stay for more than 90 days.
A combination of employment laws, visa requirements and the process of setting up a legal entity makes expanding into France a challenging and time-consuming process for businesses. This is where our expert PEO services come in.
Your Recruitment and PEO Partner in France
By acting as your Professional Employer Organisation partner, we can support your expansion without you needing to establish a legal entity in France. Meanwhile, we can take charge of employment laws, tax, payroll, human resources (HR) and work permits so you can focus on your business growth without the burden of red tape and foreign employment regulations.
PEO Services in France
Thanks to its position as a leading global trade partner and stable economy, France is one of the most popular European destinations for growing businesses. Despite this lucrative market for businesses, The French Labour Code is heavily geared towards employees and as such expanding businesses must tread carefully when it comes to employment laws.
However, an in-depth knowledge of The French Labour Code alongside compliant management of employment contracts, taxes, benefits, insurances, visa applications and payroll can put additional strain on your expanding company, staff and resources.
At Leap29 we can take all of the above off your shoulders by managing hiring, onboarding and compliance in France. This means you can move your expansion into the French market forward quickly without setting up a legal entity and without risking non-compliance.
Payroll Services in France
Using the latest technology, our international payroll services ensure that your employees are paid accurately and on time, ensuring happy employees and removing one arduous task from your to do list.
From paying one employee to a whole team, you can rest assured that our payroll solutions work for your individual requirements.
Recruitment Solutions in France
As a bustling hub for expanding businesses, recruitment in France becomes incredibly competitive. Meanwhile, with such strong precedent on employee rights and benefits, businesses must offer lucrative contracts in order to appeal to French employees.
By using our tailored, comprehensive recruitment approach our recruitment experts can help you find the top talent in France. Not only that, our recruitment solutions can ensure compliant onboarding, employment contracts and recruitment processes.
Why Choose Leap29 as your Recruitment and PEO Partner?
As with any new business venture you want your expansion into France to run smoothly and compliantly. With our in-depth knowledge of the French Labour Code, French visa requirements and French recruitment and onboarding best practices, Leap29 can ensure your expansion runs as smoothly as possible without the risk of non-compliance. We have a team of recruitment and PEO experts well versed on French employment laws who can help you expand your business, regardless of company size or sector.
With over 20 years of experience providing recruitment services to businesses across multiple sectors, including Engineering and Construction, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Renewable Energy and Technology, we can be the trusted PEO partner of choice for businesses expanding in France.
By letting us take care of your international recruitment and employment, you can compete in one of world's strongest economies without the time, cost and restrictions of a legal entity.
If you want to find out more about how our PEO Services in France can support your international expansion, call our experts today on +44 (0) 1625 537 555 or email email@example.com.
What Our PEO Clients Say
"For the last few years, we have worked very closely with Simon and the team at Leap29 on a number of different projects in multiple countries across the globe. Leap29 have been a fantastic partner for us and are always willing to think with us to find the best solution. The communication with the team at Leap29 has always been excellent and Simon, in particular, is great to work with! They come highly recommended from us!"
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