France: Labor Law violations can now result in international agreement suspension

Companies violating employee rights or employer obligations regarding foreign workers can now face temporary suspension of their international services agreement and an administrative fine of up to EUR 10,000 per employee, according to a new decree effective December 3, 2015. This law complements recently-implemented anti-fraud and labour practice laws.

Effectuated suspensions on international services may be lifted if the employer resolves the situation.

What This Means for Employers

Employers should be aware that if they do not comply with French labour laws (including laws setting minimum salary requirements, working hours and working conditions), their international service agreements may be suspended.