An employer who employs staff abroad may:
Recruit local staff with a local contract
Staff will be subject to the law of the country in which the employee works. Its social protection depends on the country in which the person works and the contractual negotiation between the employer and the employee.
Send a French employee abroad as an expatriate
He will be recruited in his subsidiary with a local contract or by modifying his French contract. Social protection can be reconstituted abroad for health insurance, pension and retirement. On the other hand, in terms of family benefits and unemployment insurance, it will depend on the country of expatriation and the negotiation with the employer.
Send a French employee as a secondment
The social care of the employee will remain the same as that enjoyed by the employee in France. Detached status is often interesting for employees going abroad for short periods (less than 2 years). However, expat status remains the most attractive for an employer.
It should be noted that French social security contributions are high, so expatriation using private social protection contracts to accompany the employee abroad often offers better coverage at a lower cost. It also allows for more flexibility and contract negotiation with the employee directly. However, it is essential to prepare this change in advance, to study precisely the local conditions of social protection.
Mondassur offers insurance solutions for expatriate employees but also for employees on local contracts or for seconded employees. Don’t hesitate to contact us to get a personalized quote for your employees, depending on their situation.