The Foreign Firm Slip (TFE) is a system intended to simplify the social formalities pertaining to the hiring of employees by companies that do not have an establishment in France.
To be an employer in France, these companies must be registered with the Urssaf Alsace and their employees must depend on the general Social Security plan, regardless of their nationality and their place of residence.
In order comply with the legislation, the employer must establish a Declaration prior to hiring (DPAE) and an employment contract. The employer must also provide his employee with a pay slip and pay the contributions to the social protection bodies.
The enrolment and declaration formalities for the TFE are carried out exclusively via Internet.
In order to guarantee their employees' rights to services, employers must contact, in parallel to their enrolment request for the TFE, the various social bodies that they depend on according to the national collective agreement that applies to their company in France:
- health department in the workplace,
- where applicable, the paid holiday fund for the construction sector in the Paris area (CCPBRP), or an interprofessional paid holiday fund for the transportation sector.
This step, which consists in filling out a registration dossier (with no registration fees, or extra cost in terms of contributions) is required for the proper management of the dossier of the company and of its employees.