Labour law

The Labour law (Code du Travail) is uniformly applicable to all employees in the private sector as well as to all work carried out on the territory of Luxembourg.

The Labour law is structured around six main chapters:

  1. individual and collective working relationships;
  2. regulations and working conditions;
  3. protection, safety and health of workers;
  4. representation of staff;
  5. employment and unemployment;
  6. labour administration and its organs

Questions about labour legislation?

Employees wishing to obtain detailed information on the Luxembourg labour legislation should have a look at the section "Work/Employment" on the Citiziens Portal ( Employers find further information on the Business Portal ( under the section "Human Resources".

In addition, the Inspectorate of Labour and Mines (ITM) and the Luxembourg Chamber of employees provide information on specific labour legislation topics.

Inspectorate of Labour and Mines (ITM)

The Inspectorate of Labour and Mines (ITM) is responsible for the working conditions and the protection of workers while exercising their professional activity (with the exception of civil servants).

ITM’s Help Center is a first-stop-shop for all questions related to safety and health at the workplace and to working conditions in Luxembourg. The Help Center can be reached by phone (+352 247 76100) or by email  (

Chamber of Employees

On its website, the Chamber of Employees informs exhaustively about the rights of employees:

  • Under the section législation, the relevant labour and social security legislation is presented;
  • The section "modèles-types" contains a compilation of model contracts and letter templates that can be used as a basis for drafting documents.
  • The section dossiers thématiques provides detailed articles on specific legal issues.

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