Higher minimum salaries set for 2016

15 Jan 16

FRANCE

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? France has increased its minimum wage, which impacts the minimum salaries for foreign workers.

What does the change mean? Companies should make sure they meet the new salary thresholds for each visa category.

  • Implementation time frame: 
  • Visas/permits affected: Salarié en Mission (Intracompany transferee), Salarié Détaché, EU Blue Card, and local hires.
  • Who is affected: Employers hiring and posting foreign employees and assignees in France.
  • Business impact: Companies must budget for the higher salary thresholds.

Background: The French minimum wage is set at €1,466.62 per month (€17,599.44 annually).

Employers must meet the following gross minimum salaries as well as the equivalent salary of a French worker:

Category Gross annual salary
Salarié en Mission €26,399.16
Salarié Détaché €17,599.44
EU Blue Card €53,331
Local hires €17,599.44 (or the equivalent of a local hire in the same position, if higher)

BAL Analysis: Employers should make sure they are in compliance with all salary requirements.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in France. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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