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International Services

We are able to offer translation services to assist foreign operators, the DVSA and the Police. With a growing number of drivers coming to the UK from all over the world, often a language barrier can be one of the toughest challenges faced by both the driver and their operator.

We can provide a translator to make communication seamless, saving time and money for all parties. We can assist with the following languages:

  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Italian
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese

Macron Law

‘Macron Law’, introduced in July 2016, is to ensure formalities when operators post employees to France and to improve the access to information for French authorities.

Any workers posted to France must be paid at least the French minimum wage. The following are the basics that operator’s need to ensure:

Appoint a French representative to liaise with the authorities and hold copies of the necessary documentation

The workers must carry:

– Proof that they are paid the equivalent of the French minimum wage or higher
– Attestation of posting
– Employment contract

The representative in France must have the following during the posting and for an 18-month period after the posting:

  • Attestation of posting
  • Pay-Slip (including details of pay items)
  • Any proof of payment
  • Copy of representative’s designation
  • Title of collective agreement (if applicable to worker)

Macron law rules do not apply to transit operations through France, only to transport operations in France, and don’t apply to self-employed drivers either.

The rule is being legally challenged on the basis that the rule may constitute a restriction on the free movement of goods which would breach Article 34 of the EU treaty. This is because the added administrative burden makes trading with France far more onerous.