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France introduces paid caregiver leave

The French government added a government-funded allowance to the existing caregiver leave provisions. The new allowance was included in the Social Security Finance Law for 2020 and entered into effect on 1 October 2020. Key details Caregiver leave was introduced […]

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France to extend paternity leave in 2021

The French government recently proposed the Social Security Finance Bill for 2021 to extend total paternity leave from 14 days to 28 days, with a requirement to take at least one week off after the birth of a child. The […]

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France implements major labor law reform

On 22 May 2019, the French government passed new legislation knows as the “Pacte law” for business growth and transformation. The new law aims to unlock the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises and to encourage pension savings and investments […]

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France amends the healthcare system

During the 2019 budget vote, the French government passed a healthcare bill called “100 percent santé,” which provides full reimbursement through social security and supplementary health insurance for dental prostheses, optical devices and hearing aids. These changes will enter into […]

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France merges private sector supplementary pension plans

On 1 January 2019, the General Association of Retirement Institutions for Executives (AGIRC) and the Association of Supplemental Pension Plans for Employees (ARRCO) merged into a single unified program called “AGRIC-ARRCO.” The unified mandatory supplementary plan is now managed by […]

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France to implement pay-as-you-earn income tax withholding

After some delay, the French government will require employers to withhold income tax from employees’ earnings on a pay-as-you-earn basis starting 1 January 2019. This will be a significant change for both employers and employees, as income tax is currently […]

France announces gender pay gap monitoring software

The French government announced a three-year plan to require companies to erase their gender pay gaps or face possible fines. Under the plan, companies will be required to install special software that directly connects to their payroll systems to monitor […]