New rise of the indexed minimum wage since January 1st, 2015

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New rise of the indexed minimum wage since January 1st, 2015

Several aspects of French Immigration impacted by this increase


  Since 01.01.2014 From 01.01.2015
Gross hourly wage € 9.53 € 9.61
Gross monthly wage, for 35h per week € 1,445.38 € 1,457.52

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 € 2186.28 monthly gross salary (instead of € 2168.07 since the 1st of January 2014).

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: € 801.64 (55% of the gross indexed minimum wage)
  • Maximum amount to be paid: € 2,004.09 (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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