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Remote work in France – Overview

In France, as in other countries, remote work, or “le télétravail” is on the rise. Details for working remotely can be set up through a collective agreement, a charter drawn by the employer or individually agreed on terms between the employer and the employee. Working from home has been a right since 2017 and to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, France opted for extensive use of teleworking. In March 2020, nearly one in three employees worked exclusively or occasionally remotely.

Employees in roles that allow them to carry their tasks out at a distance can request to work from home. They can inform their employer of their intention either verbally or in writing, and the employer who refuses must justify their reason.

Remote work in France – Laws & Regulations

Employees working remotely in France are governed by the same employment laws as those working at a company premises. In addition, employees working remotely benefit from the same rights as office-based staff.

Employees in France have the right to disconnect from work after working hours and employers are prohibited from contacting employees out of those work hours.

Hiring in France, Made Easy

Your business can easily hire employees in France without opening a local entity. We handle local employment law, complex tax regulations, and international payroll in 180+ countries worldwide. All you need to do is focus on your business.


On the whole, France is a good country for remote work. It’s culture, geographic location and European timezone make it suitable for remote work. In addition, France has excellent 4G connectivity, covering 90% of the country, and has numerous providers. In 2020, more than 27 million houses and buildings were connected through optic fiber. Public spaces, restaurants/bars, and shops offer free WiFi and many hotspots can be found in major cities.

There are several options should you want to hire a remote worker in France:

  1. Open an office in the country and register as an employer ;
  2. Hire a freelancer or contractor
  3. Use an Employer-of-Record (EOR) solution like Horizons – it is fast, safe and affordable.
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