Guide to employment, payroll and benefits in

French Southern Territories

Rivermate offers complete payroll, benefits and compliance services for

French Southern Territories

01. Overview

Last updated: 

August 19, 2021

Ease of doing business
GDP growth

02. Grow your team in

French Southern Territories

with Rivermate

Payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance can be difficult to manage in

French Southern Territories

, particularly if you don't have established local relationships. You can hire employees in

French Southern Territories

effectively, conveniently, and in full compliance with all relevant labor laws using Rivermate's global employment solution. We handle the responsibilities and legal risks associated with foreign employment so you can concentrate on growing your company.

03. Summary

France's Southern and Antarctic Lands are a French overseas territory. It consists of Adélie Land, a French claim to Antarctica's continent. Crozet Islands are a group of islands off the coast of Madagascar in the southern Indian Ocean. The Kerguelen Islands are a group of volcanic islands located in the southern Indian Ocean, southeast of Africa, about halfway between Africa, Antarctica, and Australia. A group of islands to the north of the Kerguelen Islands known as the Saint Paul and Amsterdam Islands. The region is often referred to as the French Southern Lands or the French Southern Territories, typically to highlight non-recognition of French jurisdiction over Adélie Land as part of the Antarctic Treaty System.Approximately 150 to 310 people reside in the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, but they are only part of the French Southern and Antarctic Treaty System.

04. Public holidays

05. Types of leave

Paid time off

Public holidays

Sick days

Maternity leave

Paternity leave

Parental leave

Other leave

06. Employment termination

Termination process

Notice period

Severance pay

Probation period

07. Working hours



08. Minimum wage


The monthly minimum wage is 1,554.58 EUR, which equates to 10.25 EUR per hour.

09. Employee benefits


Healthcare is the most important benefit to people. The government's support for healthcare via the social security system is insufficient, particularly for optical and dental care. This is why employees value the additional coverage provided by their employer. When asked to rank three other common benefits in order of importance, the average employee will most likely say Disability, Death, and Retirement.

Employee benefits that are mandatory include old-age pension, elderly solidarity allowance, long-term disability pension, short-term disability pension, spouse's pension, death grant, and workers compensation. Supplemental employee benefits include retirement and death benefits, short-term and long-term disability insurance, medical insurance, workers' compensation, retirement, and career termination indemnities. Parental leave and profit sharing are among the benefits available.

10. Why Rivermate as your Employer of Record / PEO?

Establishing an entity in

French Southern Territories

to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in

French Southern Territories

has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into

French Southern Territories

simple and effortless. We can assist you with hiring your preferred talent, managing HR and payroll, and ensuring compliance with local legislation without the hassle of establishing a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our PEO and Global Employer of Record solutions in

French Southern Territories

give you peace of mind so you can focus on running your business.

Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about how Rivermate can help you hire employees in

French Southern Territories

via our Employer of Record / PEO solution.

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