En qué consiste el Representante legal en Francia | Confederación Española de Transporte de Mercancías

The French law regulating the posting of mobile workers in the transport sector to and from France and internal cabotage operations in this country, known as the Macron Law, requires companies to appoint a Legal Representative.

The measure came into force on 1 July 2016 and also obliges companies to fill in an attestation form for each employee who makes a trip to France and, in the event of a check, it is the Legal Representative who must communicate with the French Administration.

It is the company that sets the duration of the certificate of posting, called ‘attestation de détachament’, although it cannot exceed six months. Thus, if the same employee makes several trips in that period of time, it is not necessary to process a form again.

The carrier must carry the form on board his vehicle, after notifying him through the French Ministry of Labour portal, and the employment contract. Likewise, the Macron Law establishes that, during the employee’s stay in France, the company must comply with French labour law and provide the French minimum wage, which was last updated last June.

Complying with these requirements is essential if our company operates in France, since in the event that the driver does not have a Legal Representative or does not carry the relevant documentation, the penalties can amount to up to 2000 euros.

To facilitate compliance with the Macron Law, CETM has an agreement with the Spanish-French lawyer Salvador Díaz, who is authorised to offer this service to freight transport companies. If they need to carry out their contract, they must do so through Sintra, the Confederation’s service department: