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31.07.2020
Freitag

Covid tests for business trips abroad: new provisions in Luxembourg

Luxembourg has introduced free Covid-19 testing for businesses who need to send employees abroad for urgent business reasons. This article provides details. In a press release dated 23 July 2020, the General Directorate responsible for small and medium-sized businesses (the ‘Direction générale des classes moyennes’) recommended that Luxembourg companies whose employees need to travel abroad for urgent professional reasons should provide their travelling employees with a negative Covid-19 test certificate dated less than 48 hours...

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05.06.2020
Freitag

Coronavirus restrictions on travel and mandatory home isolation

Argentina Coronavirus restrictions on travel and mandatory home isolation Argentina’s borders will remain closed until 7 June 2020 included for non-resident foreign nationals (Decree 274/2020, Decree 331/2020, Decree 365/2020, Decree 409/2020, Decree 459/2020 and Decree 493/2020).  The sale of air tickets is suspended until 1 September 2020. The National Civil Aviation Administration has ruled that ‘Airlines that operate passenger air transport services from, to or within the national territory may reschedule their regular operations or...

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22.09.2017
Freitag

Luxembourg: Unfair competition and duty of loyalty

Luxembourg
On 15 June 2017, the Court of Appeal ruled on distinction between the obligation of an employee bound by a non-compete clause in his/her employment contract, and the duty of loyalty inherent in any employment contract. The facts relate to an “educator assistant manager” employed in a nursery since 2011, who had also been elected as the deputy staff representative. In February 2015, her employer found a number of documents freely accessible on her work computer showing that the employee had been working on a project to set up a new nursery since May 2014, during her working hours and at her place of work: applications for approval to set up a nursery, CVs and covering letters from people interested in working in a nursery, layout plans for a nursery with the address of premises, invoices with references to “nursery conversion”, quotes for various pieces of furniture and accessories for children, photos relating to the atmosphere of the nursery, advertising plans etc. Ganzen Artikel lesen

18.08.2017
Freitag

Luxembourg: New obligations on record of working time

The legislator has recently changed article L. 211-29 of the Labour Code regarding keeping a special record of working time. The new article now stipulates the obligation for any employer to add to “a special record or file the start time, end time and hours worked each day”, as well as the usual information required, namely: any extensions to normal working hours, hours worked on a Sunday, statutory bank holiday or overnight, as well as remuneration paid in any of these cases. Ganzen Artikel lesen

05.05.2017
Freitag

Luxembourg: Draft Grand-Ducal regulations on staff delegation

Luxembourg
On 8 March 2017, the Council of Government (hereinafter “the Council”) agreed with three draft Grand-Ducal regulations on the appointment and functioning of the staff delegation. The first draft of the grand-ducal regulation endorsed by the Council aims at modernising electoral operations for the appointment of staff delegates. In particular, it provides for the possibility of using an electronic voting system for this election. Ganzen Artikel lesen

28.04.2017
Freitag

Luxembourg: Overtime vs Senior executive

On 15 December 2016, the Court of Appeal ruled on the classification of senior executive and the right to claim overtime pay. An employee employed as a mechanic in 1991 was assigned to the sales department of the employer’s garage as a salesperson in 2001, before being promoted to head of sales in March 2012. Then, through a new addendum to his employment contract in July 2012, the employee had once again been named a mere salesman. The contractual relations were terminated by mutual agreement through an agreement of 3 April 2013 with effect from 30 April 2013. Ganzen Artikel lesen

16.09.2016
Freitag

New working time legislation in Luxembourg

Bill n°7016 concerning the organisation of working time and relating to the amendment of the Labourg Code was submitted to the Chamber of Deputies on 21 July 2016. The main objectives of the reform are to provide more flexibility for companies, to preserve the health and safety of employees and to revaluate the negotiation in the framework of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA). In this context, the Bill mainly provides for amendments concerning the Organisation of Employment Plan (OEP) and Flexible Hours (FH). Ganzen Artikel lesen