Ministerial order 2019-116 of February 20, 2019, which will come into effect on July 30, 2020, transposes into French law European Directive 2018/957 of 28 June 2018, extending the employment rights of posted (seconded) workers.
The French labour code already lays down the core rights of posted workers in many areas. In addition to these, the new rules emphasize that every worker seconded to France must receive "equal pay for equal work" rather than just the minimum wage. This principle already applies to workers hired locally in France).
The employer will additionally have to reimburse any expenses occurred by the posted worker during the assignment.
The posted worker rules will apply for the first 12 months of the posting (extendable by another six months in certain circumstances) after which almost all the workers' rights obligations on companies established in France will...