Recruitment itself is reasonably straightforward in France but labour laws are very complex, much more so than in most other EU countries. Employment contracts for a fixed term are only permissible in a limited number of situations.

Certain collective agreements negotiated at national level are automatically applicable to certain commercial and industrial sectors. In other sectors, such agreements are only applicable when agreed to by the employer.

Collective agreements cover all workers, whether or not unionized. It is essential to take legal advice before offering or entering into any kind of employment contract.

We have a carefully selected team of legal and recruitment specialists based in France. For any employment, staffing or employment issues, just call or email us directly so we can help you with any questions you may have.