In order to continue to support companies and their employees impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, the Luxembourg government has put in place special arrangements for short-time working. These arrangements, which apply to all businesses impacted by the pandemic during this period of economic recovery, take into account that certain sectors or economic branches have been more severely impacted than others.
Taking into account temporary extensions agreed in the tripartite negotiations, the conditions for short-time working in vulnerable sectors remain applicable until 28 February 2022. The "job retention plans" in the sectors concerned may be extended for the said period by means of an amendment signed with the social partners.
From 1 July 2021, access to short-time working will be defined according to the legal provisions set out in the Labour Code, Book V, Title 1.
Short-time working - COVID19 related
In view of the scale of the coronavirus crisis and its tangible repercussions on the lives of businesses and their employees, the Luxembourg government has decided on set up a "force majeure / coronavirus" short-time working scheme with an accelerated procedure for all businesses that had to completely or partially stop their activities because of the decisions taken by the government.
Short-time work during the economic recovery period
In order to continue supporting companies and their employees impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, special arrangements for short-time working remain in force until 30 June 2021.
Short-time working from 1 July 2021
From 1 July 2021, access to short-time working will be defined according to the legal provisions set out in the Labour Code, Book V, Title 1: "Preventing redundancies and maintaining employment"