Business and employment in France

Running or setting up a business and working in France.

Teaching English In France

tefltoulouseAre you interested in a job teaching English in France? France is a wonderful place to live in, as you already know if you are reading this. Teaching English provides a way of making a living, and a way to make new friends...

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Picture Perfect

Copyright Jane ThorpeDon't ruin your chances of renting your property by displaying poor images on your website ...

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Taxe professionnelle

Taxe professionnelle is a tax often inadvertently overlooked. Most people assume that it does not apply to them. This is a mistake. If you are running a business (as defined by French law, so it may include activities which you did not think were "businesses") you are taxable...

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Auto-entrepreneur: Good news for small businesses!

Good news for the self-employed and those wishing to start a business in France as from the 1st of January 2009 France will be introducing major changes to the self-employment system.

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Conclusion of employment contracts

An EU Factsheet detailing the laws regarding the conclusion or termination of employment contracts in France. Includes details of permanent (CDI), fixed-term (CDD), temporary, part-time and intermittent working contracts...

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Work disputes - Strikes

Work place strikes are a common occurrence in France and this detailed fact sheet looks at your rights as a worker should you be caught up in any working disputes...

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Protection against sexual harassment

An EU fact sheet detailing your rights as a worker if you are the victim of sexual harassment while working in France...

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Regulations governing employment of women

An EU fact sheet detailing types work that pregnant women are not allowed to do and the protection of pregnant women in the work place...

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Leave - Sickness, maternity, ...etc

An EU Fact sheet covering your rights as a worker to maternity, paternity leave and stopping work due to illness...

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Working Time

Legal working hours are fixed at 35 hours per week since 1 January 2000 in companies with over 20 employees, and since 1 January 2002 for the others (20 employees and less). The legal working hours are a reference, a threshold on which calculations of overtime are based. They are not compulsory...

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Recognition of qualifications

An EU fact sheet covering how to get your qualifications and or professional diplomas recognised in France...

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La declaration d'insaisissabilite - protect your French home

La declaration d'insaisissabilite is a declaration that, as its name suggests, puts your main home beyond the reach of your creditors by making it "unseize-able"...

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