A non-compete clause that prevents a former employee from exercising a new professional activity is null and void, a French court has ruled.
Some chateau owners seeking to run a chambre d’hôte are being advised that their property must be classed as a hotel, with significant financial implications.
The lack of limited liability and the requirements of French law
frequently requires that a small business owner needs to take out insurance
The obligatory training course for those seeking registration as a new trade based business has been abolished.
The social security arrangements for artists and authors have been changed, as part of a more general reorganisation for all self-employed persons.
Small business start-ups in France are to be granted relief from social security contributions.
The prospective deduction at source for income tax in France next year will also impact on small business owners.
Sanctions are to be tightened against business owners who do not declare that their spouse works for the business.
Detached workers' regulations in France have been tightened up, and may yet still apply to the UK even after Brexit.
Business professions in France each have a distinct legal and fiscal status, but the classification is not always self-evident.
Business start-up administrative procedures in France are to be simplified.
We have updated and substantially enlarged our guide to setting up and running a micro-entreprise business in France.
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