Trial period – maximum duration to be respected: trial period durations provided for by CBAs that exceed the duration of the French Labor Code regulations are no longer applicable!
Collective Bargaining Agreements
There are hundreds of Collective Bargaining Agreements in France. They are negotiated between employer and employee’s unions.
They fix not only minimum salaries but also employee benefits such as leave and absences provisions. Sometimes they determine elements of the employment contract such as the notice period in case of resignation and dismissal. Furthermore, you can often find provisions regarding the duration of trial period and whether or not it can be extended. Often CBAs provide for more significant severance payments or bonus payments in case of retirement.
Which collective bargaining agreement applies to your company depends on your main business activity (code APE NAF).
Some collective bargaining agreements are nation wide applicable others only to certain regions or departments.
The CBA for real estate agents and property managers provides for 3 mandatory bonus payments: a seniority bonus, a 13th month salary and a job anniversary bonus
An insight into the mandatory 13th month salary based on the CBA notaries:
entitled employees, calculation of the 13th month pay, due date
Mandatory bonus of 2 % to 20 % for certain staff with two years of service
Non-executive employees with a certain seniority are entitled to bonus payments
Minimum salaries & mandatory seniority bonus
A new single CBA was signed in February 2022: new social protection provisions become effective in 2023, new salary grid becomes effective in 2024
The most important characteristics: seniority bonus and severance payment
An insight into the collective bargaining agreement telecommunication: application, severance payments, non-competition clause, sick leave provisions
Main characteristics of the collective bargaining agreement of the distance trading industry: severance payment, bonus payments, non-competition clause