This morning I represented French Payroll Expert at the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry‘s #SMEBreakfast.

Our guest speaker was Jacques MILCENT from CONSENSO formation.

He explained to us the difference between British and French communication in canvasing clients. I was amazed to hear that the French are considered rude to their client.

I hope I can be the exception.

The breakfast was strange, not only were we invaded by the École de Guerre as 5 of their members were present. But the other side of the room was packed with Scottish.

All in all I would have felt a little lonely if not for the presence of David Spiers, Cameron Sutherland, Luis Wolff Kono, Derek Ferguson, Christine Levavasseur, Jean-Luc Sfez and Philippe Talon.

As usual thank you to the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry and CATHERINE LE YAOUANC for setting up these monthly events.

“Brexit – Challenges and Opportunities for Ireland”.

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Yesterday I attended “Brexit – Challenges and Opportunities for Ireland”.

The event took place at the Irish embassy.

Ambassador Patricia O’Brien made a worming opening speech.

David Barniville SC and Tony Connelly were the guest speaker.

I learned more in a few minutes on the Irish judiciary system than I did in the last 5 years thanks to Mr. Barniville.

Mr. Connelly allowed me to understand that I didn’t really understand the complexity and the danger of the #brexit for #Ireland.

Most of all the evening allowed me to understand a little bite better Irish people. M. Connelly kept talking about the #peaceprocess. At the moment I did not really notice it. Then I kept wondering why a #process and not just #peace.

I understood a major difference between the #French and the #Irish.

I take peace for granted, you don’t.

That gives me a new perspective on my friends and increase my respect for you, your achievement and your desire for a #brexit that won’t jeopardize the peace process.

I hope we can have many more such evening in the future where I have the opportunity to meet impressive people and learn to understand them a lite bite better.

Thank you to NetworkIrlande France and Arbitration Ireland for inviting me.

Network Ireland’s rentrée reception.

Yesterday I represented French Payroll Expert to NetworkIrlande France‘s rentrée reception.

The guest speaker was colonel Colm Doyle (retd).

He explained to us the art of the negotiations and his experience in it as an Irish peacekeeper in Bosnia.

I have rarely met such an impressive man.

The colonel left quite an impression. And his speech was fascinating.

I also took the opportunity to make new friends among Enterprise Ireland Paris. A very good evening.

An offical employee cost calculator. In English

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One of the first questions when you want to hire anyone is : “how much is it going to cost my company?”

The French government helps you answer this question by providing you with a cost calculator.

It is quite accurate and can help you estimate the cost of any new employee. And it is in English.

Don’t hesitate to the visit the site or ask French Payroll Expert for an estimate.

Dinner with Australian friends

Australian Business in Europe

Yesterday evening I represented French Payroll Expert to ABIE France rentré Diner at the Aéro-Club de France.

I had the opportunity to here our president Bernard Tabary‘s speech.

And I was impressed by Ross McInnes view of the Franco-Australian relationship.

I also had the opportunity to speak with members of the National Australia Bank including Nick Woolfitt.

And I had a fascinating conversation with Damien Pommeret about #gdpr.

I am sorry to have had so little time to speak with my friend Frederic Calinaud.

As always a great thanks to Bridget Rive and all of ABIE France for setting up this event.

Paperwork to be done when an employee leaves a company.


In France, when an employee leaves a company, there is some specific #paperwork to be done.

The process for terminating an employment contract is a complex one. It usually requires the assistance of a lawyer. However, this is not the only paperwork to be done.

Once the pay slip is computed, there is still some administrative work ahead.

The employer must :

1- provide the employee with his pay slip.

2- provide the employee with his unemployment attestation (even if the employee doesn’t have any unemployment right).

3- provide the employee with his work certificate.

4- provide him with the life and health insurance extension documents if the employee is entitled to unemployment.

Once payment of the final pay slip is made, the employee must provide the employer with a signed receipt of last payment.

Don’t hesitate to contract French Payroll Expert for more information.

#payroll #payrollservices #frenchpayroll #termination #resignation

What’s new on the income tax front?

This year the French fiscal authorities (the DGFIP) are very proactive to explain the changes in our income tax.

Here are a couple of videos the DGFIP publish on this subject.

Franco-British Chamber’s Garden party.

Yesterday I represented French Payroll Expert to the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry‘s #gardenparty with Lloyds Bank partnership.

The event took place in the Cercle de l’Union Interalliée a splendid venue. Unfortunately, ties and vest were mandatory despite the heat.

Thierry Drilhon president of the chamber made a great speech reviewing the past year and passionate about the year to come.

He also rewarded with a medal michel de fabiani for all his hard work at the chamber.

We tasted Champagne Lanson‘s wine and I had the opportunity to talk to wonderful people including Sara Bruzy, Julie Cummings-Debrot and Joanna MENEZES. My colleague from Your Experts In France were present, Claire Bonniol, Luisa KEIL DELATTRE, Stéphane Lorey, Cedric DAUGAN, Louis Guillaume De Leusse and Etienne Pujol who introduced me to Anne-Laure PERIES.

Unfortunately, we were so numerous (over 200) I cannot name everyone.

I had a very interesting conversation with people from Editions Lefebvre Sarrut including Olivier CAMPENON to whom I request a new web conference on #brexit once we finally know where we are going.

Thank you to all the members of the chamber for setting this up and as always a big thank you to CATHERINE LE YAOUANC.

Amcham AGM & Summer party.

Yesterday, I represented French Payroll Expert to AmCham France‘s AGM and summer party.

We heard our president Stephanie Barreau from 3M and Mathieu Gelis from Citi our treasurer.

We voted 4 news board members Stephanie Domange from Mars Food, Nadine STUTTER-PREVOT from Sodexo, Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi from ESSEC Business School and Jeremy Ghez from HEC Paris.

The vent took place in the splendid Pavillon Kleber from Potel et Chabot.

Agnès Pannier-Runacher from the “Ministère de l’Économie et des Finances” joined us for the party and spoke about the attractiveness of France.

All of this, the same week I sign my first #american client.

A very good evening.