What Are Temporary Workers in France?

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Eu Workers France, temporary workers are called travailleurs temporaires (temporary job workers). These are employees who take on short-term assignments to support businesses during busy periods or specific projects. Their duties can include customer service, administrative tasks or providing support in a range of sectors.

Temporary work contracts can be either monthly or daily. They may be renewed up to a maximum of 12 months over an employee’s career, but the length of each assignment cannot exceed 100 working days in any calendar year. The reason for hiring a temporary worker must be legally stipulated, such as replacing an absent employee during maternity or paternity leave, a short-term increase in activity or to support specific projects.

Employees on a temporary contract may also be required to wear a special uniform. They must follow a set of health and safety rules, as well as comply with the legal minimum wage. In addition, they are subject to mandatory social security and tax payments. They are paid at the end of each month, and their wages are accompanied by a detailed wage slip showing all deductions.

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In addition, the terms of all employment relationships are framed by a recognised contract of employment. French labour law favours a permanent contract, known as the CDI (Contrat de travail à durée déterminée). In practice, some employers choose to hire temporary workers under a CDD contract, or in certain cases, a variant of this type of agreement intended to help employees on a CDD who are facing difficulties (CDI inclusion). If a temporary worker has been employed for more than three months, they need to validate their visa and residence permit with the Préfecture of their place of residency.