All you need to know about the 35 hours work week in France

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Many foreign investors avoid to hire in France because they believe wrongly that it is impossible to fire an employee.

This preconception is false for the following reasons:

  • Firstly, an employee can be dismissed without cause during the trial period.
  • Secondly, once the trial period is over, you only have to ensure that:
    the dismissal can be justified by a real and serious cause,
    you comply with a specific procedure which is pretty straightforward.
  • Thirdly and this is important, since the introduction of the Macron scale of compensation, the financial risk is limited.


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