Your rights

The workforce is regulated by various laws and local agreements. When you are employed, you have rights and obligations.

LABOR LAW

Students are subject to the same laws as other employees. If you have any doubts about your contract, the duties to be accomplished, or have any simple questions about legislation, please contact the Direction Départementale du Travail.
 

The Direction Départementale du Travail website: Direccte Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
 

Phone information service: Allo Service Public, 39 39 (€0.15/min). Monday - Friday, 8.30 a.m. - 6.15 p.m.

EMPLOYMENT AND TAXES

Students must declare their income!

  • If they are dependents on their parents’ income taxes (up to 25 years), their parents must declare their income (exemption of up to €4,441 every year)
  • If the student is independent on their taxes, they must file their own income tax return.

To find out more, see the "Les taxes et impôts" section.

THE PRIME D'ACTIVITÉ

The "prime d'activité" premium is available to employed students and apprentices, subject to certain conditions. It is provided by the CAF, and to be eligible you must receive a minimum salary of approximately €900 net per month for at least 3 months.

 

STUDENT JOBS AND RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTIONS

Keep your payslips, work contracts, and work certificates in a safe place. These jobs are accounted for like any other period of paid work.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND JOBS

For students from third countries (outside the European Union), a valid residence permit with the statement "étudiant" is required to be able to work in France.

You can work part-time during your studies and work up to 964 hours per year, or 60% of the annual legal length of work in France.

Your temporary residence permit could be withdrawn by the prefecture if you work more than the maximum number of hours authorized.

For more information, speak to the ISSO at the iCampus-Welcome Center.
Published on January 29, 2021