In order to protect jobs and thus prevent redundancies, the Luxembourg labour law allows businesses, under certain conditions, to resort to various short-time working (chômage partiel) schemes depending on the nature of the difficulties encountered.
Application for short-time work in the event of force majeure due to floods
Businesses affected by flooding can now make a specific application to benefit from short-time working in cases of force majeure due to flooding. Applications must be submitted by 31 July 2021 at the latest. You can find all the information on Guichet.lu.
This procedure is only aimed at businesses affected by the floods of 14 and 15 July 2021. If the business was affected by other types of bad weather during the month of July, it must submit the standard application for temporary weather-related layoff to the National Employment Agency (ADEM).
Involuntary and temporary layoff
A business can apply for involuntary and temporary layoff in the event of an interruption to or a significant reduction in its activity due to a natural disaster affecting its production equipment or to road or infrastructure works seriously impeding client access to the establishment.