The French government has increased its monthly minimum wage.

Key Points:

  • As of May 1, France’s monthly minimum wage increased by 2.2% from €1,678.95 (about US$1,839) to €1,747.20, increasing the wage requirement for:
    • Intra-company transferees, to €37,739.59 per year.
    • Passport Talent — Managerial positions, to €62,899.20 per year.
    • Passport Talent — Qualified Employee, to €41,933 per year.
  • The new salary requirement applies to new applications submitted on or after May 1. Previous salary requirements will be used for applications that were submitted before May 1.

Additional Information: The minimum wage for EU Blue Card holders remains €53,836.50 per year. More information regarding current salary requirements is available here.

BAL Analysis: Businesses may see a slight increase in labor costs because of the new minimum wage. Employers should take the new wage minimums into account and adjust their budgets if necessary.

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