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English definition of “social charges”

social charges

noun [plural]
 
 
FINANCE, HR money, such as national insurance contributions, that an employer must pay for each person that they employ: Today, it is still too costly for French employers to hire many workers, because of a mix of a relatively high minimum wage plus the social charges they must pay on top.
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