Employers of Record (EOR) in France

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More and more companies are tempted to use the services of an EOR to avoid the cumbersome administrative formalities involved in hiring an employee. In this respect, EORs are becoming increasingly popular in many countries. However, is it possible to use an EOR in France without taking risks?

In France, there are only two lawful solutions to be able to use the services of a worker who is employed by another company: Temporary Work known as “Temping” and “Portage salarial”, a scheme similar to “umbrella companies” in the UK.

The use of an EOR in France, outside of the legal framework of “portage salarial”, is likely to entail risks from an employment law and criminal law perspective both for the EOR and for the client company.


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