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Castegnaro | Luxembourg | 4 Aug 2021

Economic and Social Council issues opinion on adding right to disconnect article to Labour Code

The Economic and Social Council recently issued an opinion recommending the addition of a new article to the Labour Code on "respect for the right to disconnect". This article would cover certain provisions pertaining to the obligation to define a right to disconnect scheme, its implementation and contents and any penalties applicable.
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Castegnaro | Luxembourg | 24 Mar 2021

Clarifications on short-time working system as of April 2021

In a recent press release, the Ministry for Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy and the Ministry of the Economy clarified how the short-time working system will be applied between 1 April 2021 and 30 June 2021. This article highlights the implications for different businesses, including industrial businesses and those in the vulnerable sectors relating to tourism and events.
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Castegnaro | Luxembourg | 24 Feb 2021

Law on secondment of employees enters into force

The Law of 15 December 2020 modifying the Labour Code in order to transpose the EU Posted Workers Directive recently entered into force. This article highlights the main new points of attention for employers and employees, including with regard to the extension of mandatory provisions that employers must respect, the principle of equal treatment in terms of remuneration and work postings......
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Castegnaro | Luxembourg | 17 Feb 2021

New convention on teleworking enters into force

A new grand ducal regulation recently entered into force, declaring the convention on the legal framework for teleworking a general obligation. This article highlights the main points introduced by the teleworking convention, including with regard to its scope, the definition of 'teleworking', employers' provision of teleworking equipment and the equal treatment of traditional workers and......
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Castegnaro | Luxembourg | 10 Feb 2021

New procedure for leave taken for family reasons

A new law recently modified the Labour Code, which now provides that employees can claim leave for family reasons if, among other things, they have a child under the age of 13 who must quarantine following a decision or recommendation of the competent national or foreign authority in order to limit the spread of an epidemic. In such circumstances, the employee's absence is justified by a......
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Castegnaro | Luxembourg | 18 Nov 2020

COVID-19: temporary exemption from maximum working hours

The Law of 29 October 2020 recently entered into force, introducing a temporary exemption from Article L 211-12 of the Labour Code whereby maximum working hours can be increased to 12 hours per day and 60 hours per week. This exemption relates only to employees working in the health sector, employees working in the care sector and supervisory staff working in care homes for minors who are in......
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Castegnaro | Luxembourg | 7 Oct 2020

COVID-19: leave for family reasons when child must self-isolate or quarantine

In a recent press release, the Ministry for Social Security clarified the rules regarding entitlement to leave for family reasons when a child must self-isolate or quarantine. Among other things, the child must have been made to quarantine or self-isolate by an order of the National Health Directorate. When the parents of the child in question must look after them, one parent can use leave......
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Castegnaro | Luxembourg | 30 Sep 2020

COVID-19: bill establishing a single bonus for promoting apprenticeships

Bill 7661, which introduces a single bonus for promoting apprenticeships in the field of professional training, was recently submitted to the Chamber of Deputies. The bill aims to support training institutions to maintain apprenticeship contracts, persuade training institutions to offer more apprenticeships and encourage the resumption of apprenticeship contracts that were terminated due to......
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Castegnaro | Luxembourg | 19 Aug 2020

Employers' obligations during high temperatures and heat waves

In a recent press release, the Ministry of Health announced a red alert (ie, warning of high temperatures) within the context of the Heat Wave Plan. This article highlights the Labour and Mines Inspectorate's recommendations for employers in the event of high temperatures and heat waves.
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Castegnaro | Luxembourg | 15 Jul 2020

COVID-19: new post-crisis employment law provisions

The Law of 20 June 2020 introduces a temporary exemption to certain employment law provisions relating to the state of crisis caused by COVID-19 and modifications to the Labour Code. The law takes over from the grand ducal regulations that implemented certain employment law exemptions based on Article 32(4) of the Constitution, which became obsolete at the end of the state of crisis.
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