The French “Loi Macron“ has come into effect

On June 1, 2016, the French regulation known as the “Loi Macron” has come into effect. It newly regulates some working conditions of employees, including foreign nationals.  

According to the new regulation, the French labor regulations concerning the employment and social conditions should also apply to employees from other member states who perform work within the territory of France. Therefore, as of June 1, 2016, these employees are entitled to at least a minimum wage under French regulations, and the maximum period of work performed in one day including mandatory breaks is also subject to regulation.

A foreign employee working in France must be also equipped with the respective forms and other contractual documentation associated with his/her employment, including their copies translated into French.

A summary of the key points of the new regulation and frequently asked questions on the subject are available in various language versions on the web site of the French Ministry of Environment, Energy and Maritime Matters.