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FRANCE GETS TOUGH ON FOREIGN DRIVERS

Sep 22 2016

French authorities have introduced new regulations for all foreign-based drivers undertaking transport operations to or from France. This new law states that the driver must receive no less than the French minimum wage which is currently €9.67 per hour. The driver must carry a certificate in French, issued by a representative in France, providing details of the Employer, employee and the named representative, as well as a copy of their contract of employment. Failure to comply will result in large penalties of up to €2,000 per employee, and up to €4,000 per year for a repeat offence. The total penalty that can be incurred is €500,000. Since many UK haulage and shipping companies sub-contract work to foreign drivers this new law could see haulage rates to and from France increase over time.

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