Employee benefits & policies in France

With so many employee benefits options in France, how do you choose the right benefits for your team?

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Employee benefits & policies in France

We’ve done the heavy lifting for you and created a handy guide to employee benefits in the France.

To help you choose the perfect package for your team, we’ve outlined what counts as a:

  • statutory requirement
  • standard benefit
  • great benefit
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Benefits policies - company policies that involve employee benefits e.g., holidays, flexible working, maternity/paternity, etc.
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Statutory
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Holidays

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Statutory

Not applicable

5 weeks paid + Labour Day

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5 weeks paid + 10 public holidays (inc. Labour Day)

See flexible working

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Above & Beyond

6 weeks + 10 public holidays

Flexible Working

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Statutory

Not applicable

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Competitive

Extra hours trade for time off - RTT (RΓ©duction du temps de travail)

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Above & Beyond

Negotiable on number of days or hourly schedule (Hybrid)

Sick Leave

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Statutory

Not applicable

No set number of days

Paid 50% of daily wage

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Competitive

100% of the daily wage

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Above & Beyond

Unlimited paid sick days with note

Paternity Pay

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Statutory

Not applicable

25 days

3 days paid by employer

rest by Government

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Competitive

Additional fully paid days off

Supplemental pay to cover loss of salary due to SSA cap—€10,284.

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Above & Beyond

Up to 6 months paid in full

Maternity Pay

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Statutory

Not applicable

16 weeks paid

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Competitive

Supplemental pay to cover loss of salary due to SSA cap - €10,284

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Above & Beyond

Up to 6 months paid in full

Other

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Statutory

Not applicable

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Competitive

13th month pay

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Above & Beyond

Mental Health Leave

Personal Development Leave

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Core benefits - Β traditional employer-paid benefits products e.g., insurances (health/life) and pension with core coverage
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Statutory
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Medical

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Statutory

Not applicable

Apart of social security payment - 13% or 7% total earnings

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Competitive

Mutuelle - additional health coverage

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Above & Beyond

Fully covered Mutuelle with dependents

Supplemental private health plan

Other Health

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Statutory

Not applicable

Basic provided through social security

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Competitive

Covered under Mutuelle

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Above & Beyond

Additional dental and vision plans if not covered by Mutuelle

Mental Health services or therapy

Pension

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Statutory

Not applicable

2 Part system

Old Age Insurance - Pension

Employee contribution - 6.9% or 0.4% total earnings

Employer contribution - 8.55% or 1.9% total earnings

Supplementary pensions - Agirc-Arrco scheme

Employee - 3.15% - 8.64%

Employer - 4.72% - 12.95%

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Competitive

Voluntary employee contribution pension plan - Company savings plan

5 or 10 yr plans

As low as 50 euros a month

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Above & Beyond

Employer paid private pension plan

Life Insurance

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Statutory

Not applicable

Government death grant: lump sum of 3,475.48 €

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Competitive

Employee Benefits Scheme - PrΓ©voyance

Employer contributions 1.5% of employee salary

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Above & Beyond

Private Whole or Term life insurance plan

Income Protection

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Statutory

Not applicable

Disability Pension

1st category: 30% of Average Annual Earnings

2nd category: 50% of Average Annual Earnings

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Competitive

Minimum included in PrΓ©voyance

Employer contribution is 1.5%. of employee salary

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Above & Beyond

Supplement to achieve 100% of missed salary

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Supplemental benefits - contemporary benefits to give your benefits package an edge e.g., flex allowances & salary sacrifice options
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Statutory
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Great

Wellbeing

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Statutory

Not applicable

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Competitive

Subsidised Gym Membership

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Above & Beyond

Employee Assistance Program enrolment

Fully paid gym membership or fitness pass

Access to meditation & wellbeing apps

Learning and Development

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Statutory

Not applicable

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Competitive

Subscriptions with online platforms

€750 or $850 per person per year

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Above & Beyond

Unlimited L&D budget for work reated training

Working from Home

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Statutory

Not applicable

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Competitive
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Above & Beyond

Remote-first culture

Co-working space budget - €300 including VAT per month

WFH budget - €1,000 to outfit

Salary Sacrifice & Other

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Statutory

Not applicable

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Competitive

Local travel pass subscription

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Above & Beyond

Music/podcast app subscription

Inter-company travel budget - €600 per semester

Employee stock option scheme

Bike allowance

Food & Drink

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Statutory

Not applicable

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Competitive

Restaurant vouchers up to €38 a day

Vouchers include weekends and holidays.

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Above & Beyond

Free breakfast and or lunch at the office

In office snacks and beverages

What are the tax implications of employee benefits & policies in France

Tax is a tricky one - especially with a global team to manage. Our tax guide simplifies the tax implications of various employee benefits in France for you.

We’ve narrowed down how employee benefits affect:

  • Tax reporting
  • Employer tax
  • Employee tax
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Benefits policies - company policies that involve employee benefits e.g., holidays, flexible working, maternity/paternity, etc.
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Core benefits - Β traditional employer-paid benefits products e.g., insurances (health/life) and pension with core coverage
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Tax Reporting
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Employer Tax
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Employee Tax
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Supplemental benefits - contemporary benefits to give your benefits package an edge e.g., flex allowances & salary sacrifice options
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Tax Reporting
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Employer Tax
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Employee Tax

Wellbeing

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Statutory
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Employer Tax
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Employee Tax

Learning and Development

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Employer Tax
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Employee Tax

Working from Home

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Statutory
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Employer Tax
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Employee Tax

Salary Sacrifice & Other

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Employer Tax
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Employee Tax

Food & Drink

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