Viviane Krosse

The success of your subsidiary abroad depends not only on your employees, but also on your knowledge and consideration of the relevant labor laws.

If you’re filling positions at your foreign branches in France, you will quickly recognise that new countries, bring new legal challenges. The structure of French and German employee contracts are fundamentally different.

Working time regulations, non-discrimation legislation and collective bargaining law, and above all, termination provisions adhere to stricter rules.

Proper legal protection when hiring and managing staff not only facilitates the recruitment process but also avoids issues surrounding termination. The schematic transfer of German contracts, regulatory gaps or the mismanagement of unique French law can be a source of conflict and can be extremely costly for all parties involved.

We’re here to give you the vital information of French labor law and the existing legal possibilities and risks to support you in your business.