New rise of the indexed minimum wage from January 1st, 2016

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New rise of the indexed minimum wage from January 1st, 2016
  Since 01.01.2015 From 01.01.2016
Gross hourly wage € 9.61 € 9.67
Gross monthly wage, for 35h per week € 1,447.52 € 1,466.62

Therefore, all persons being paid on the basis of the indexed minimum wage will have their salary subsequently increased, including Europeans posted workers.

What consequences for employees on assignment (intra-group transfer)?

Article L313-10 of the Code for Entry and Residence of Foreigners and Right of Asylum (=CESEDA) sets out that employees on assignment, in order to obtain work authorization, must be paid 1.5 X gross indexed minimum wage.
Hence an increase of the minimum salary paid to employee on assignment. They will have to be paid more than € 2,199.93 monthly gross salary (instead of € 2,186.28 since the 1st of January 2015).

What consequences for the companies?

When an employer requests a work permit for a non-European citizen, the company has to pay a fee to the French Immigration Office (OFII).

  • Minimum amount to be paid: € 806.64 (55% of the gross indexed minimum wage)
  • Maximum amount to be paid: € 2,016.6 (55%of 2, 5 X the gross indexed minimum wage)

The information herein is for general information only and not intended as advice for a particular matter. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the global immigration professional with whom you work with or send an email to .

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