Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Luxembourg as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Luxembourg: Entry into force of the law introducing one additional day of annual paid leave and one additional public holiday

The law modifying the Labour Code principally by adding two extra holidays, is in effect retroactively, from January the 1st 2019 …

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Luxembourg: One in four employees gets benefits in kind, but their weight in the payroll is marginal

In 2018, 26% of employees (31% of men and 21% of women) residing in Luxembourg received non-statutory benefits in kind …

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Luxembourg: 93% of the Luxembourg population are EU-28 nationals

The largest concentration of foreign EU citizens in the country are Portuguese, accounting for 16% of the total population in Luxembourg …

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Luxembourg: Employees work more hours in Luxembourg than in neighbouring countries

According to latest figures from the Luxembourg statistical office, in 2016, the actual working time of a full-time employee was, on average, 1700 hours per year (32 …

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Luxembourg: Foreigners account for nearly half of Luxembourg’s population

According to Ministry of Justice, foreign nationals account for almost half of Luxembourg’s resident population …

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Luxembourg: 9th May could be a new European public holiday

Employers in Luxembourg are complaining about the lack of consultation over the proposed declaration of two extra days leave …

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Luxembourg: Total average cost of employing a worker in 2016

Official figures for the total average cost of employing a worker in Luxembourg have only just been released for 2016 …

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Luxembourg: Parliament gave its green light to the increase of the minimum wage

The minimum wage has been increased through an amendment to Article L222-9 of the Labour code …

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Luxembourg: One hour worked costs the employer an average of 38.7 EUR in 2016

Official figures for the total average cost of employing a worker in Luxembourg have only just been released for 2016 …

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Luxembourg: Public transport to be free for all

In order to combat pollution and reduce congestion the newly elected coalition government has declared that, from next Summer, all public transport in the country will become free …

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Luxembourg: Minimum wage increased

The minimum monthly salary for unskilled workers has now increased by 49 …

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Luxembourg: Government decides to reform employee monitoring rules

As part of its implementation of the GDPR the government has decided to reform employee monitoring rules …

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Luxembourg: French cross-border workers paid least

Data from Luxembourg’s statistics bureau has revealed that in 2017, the average annual salary was €56,532 (US$64,520) for a Belgian worker, €53,956 (US$61,580) for a German and €46,756 (US$53,363) for a French worker …

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Luxembourg: Indexation boosts wages by 2.5%

Workers in the country will see their wages increase by 2 …

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Luxembourg: 3-year collective agreement covering the insurance sector reached

A new three-year collective agreement covering the insurance sector has been reached between the Association of Insurance and Reinsurance companies (ACA) and three trade unions …

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