Summer is coming. And with it many students a looking for a “petit boulot”. What are the limits and conditions for such summer jobs?
What age for a summer job?
A student can start working during school holidays at 14 years old if:
· The holiday last at least 14 days.
· The student must rest continuously at least 50% of the duration of the holiday.
· The student must only do light jobs which cannot compromise his health, his safety and his growth.
What working hours for a summer job?
If the student is under 16 years old, the working hours cannot exceed 35 hours per week and 7 hours per day.
If he is under 18 years old, the working hours cannot exceed 35 hours per week and 8 hours per day.
What minimum wage for a summer job?
If the student is under 17 years old, the hourly minimum wage salary is 80% of the SMIC (7.81 € in 2017).
If the student is under 18 years old, the hourly minimum wage salary is 90% of the SMIC (8.78 € in 2017).
However, note that your collective bargaining agreement can state higher wages.
What employment contract for a summer job?
During his employment, the student is a normal employee.
Therefore, employing a student during his holidays require an employment contract. This contract is a CDD (short term contract).
The only difference with a normal CDD is that the student is not entitled to the insecurity indemnity of 10% of the gross of the contract contrary to the other CDD.
Hiring a student for a summer job is the same thing as hiring a CDD (DPAE included).
The only differences are:
· You don’t pay the insecurity indemnity
· If the student is a minor, you have limitations for:
o The duration of the contract
o The working hours
o The job description
French Payroll Expert