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We are a UK construction company working on behalf of a UK

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We are a UK construction company working on behalf of a UK retailer to construct a store in Marseilles. We will be using self employed workers from the UK and we are concerned about the French labour laws with regards XXXXX XXXXX permitted working hours.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: French Law
Expert:  Thegonnec replied 4 years ago.
According to French labor laws, you may employ self employed workers from the UK only if: they have several customers they work for and there is no hierarchical link whatsoever between you and these employees.
Otherwise, their will have to be employed under French law, which means that they will work 35 hours/week (extra payed as overtime), no more than 11h/working day, not on Sundays, with a gross salary no less than that set by the Convention collective des ouvriers du bâtiment (Construction workers' national convention) for their qualification, and that all social security contributions will have to paid according to French rules...