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Entry into force of the law introducing one additional day of annual paid leave and one additional p

April 2019 - Employment. Legal Developments by Arendt & Medernach.

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The leitmotif underpinning the Law is the same as that for the parental leave reform in 2016, namely enabling employees to achieve a greater balance between their private and professional lives.

Index increase

August 2018 - Employment. Legal Developments by Arendt & Medernach.

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In Luxembourg, wage indexation is an automatic mechanism for the adjustment of salaries to keep pace with evolving living costs. From 1 August 2018, the index applicable to employees' wages will climb.

Free movement of workers: new provisions on equal treatment and minimum pay for highly qualified wor

Equal treatment

The Law of November 7 2017, which came into force on January 1 2018, partially transposed EU Directive 2014/54/EU on measures facilitating the exercise of rights conferred on workers in the context of freedom of movement for workers into Luxembourg law.

Free movement of workers: new provisions on equal treatment and minimum pay for highly qualified wor

Equal treatment

The Law of November 7 2017, which came into force on January 1 2018, partially transposed EU Directive 2014/54/EU on measures facilitating the exercise of rights conferred on workers in the context of freedom of movement for workers into Luxembourg law.

Monitoring of the use by an employee of a professional instant messaging tool for personal purposes

November 2017 - Employment. Legal Developments by Arendt & Medernach.

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Court decision in Bărbulescu v. Romania

On 5 September 2017, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (the “ECHR”) examined for the first time the issue of the monitoring of electronic communications of an employee by a private employer, within the framework of an action brought by Mr Bărbulescu, an engineer employed by a private company in Romania. Mr Bărbulescu had been dismissed for using for personal purposes, in breach of the provisions of the internal regulations of the company, a professional Yahoo Messenger account created at his employer’s request for the purpose of responding to customers’ enquiries.

ICLG 4th edition - Corporate Immigration 2017

October 2017 - Employment. Legal Developments by Arendt & Medernach.

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As Luxembourg is gaining increasing success in international mobility and business immigration, the applicable legal framework has been recently adapted by introducing several new categories of residence permits in Luxembourg, including a residence permit for investors.

Posting of workers and its implications for posting companies - New law

October 2017 - Employment. Legal Developments by Arendt & Medernach.

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A revision of the Posting Directive became necessary after it proved that the Posting Directive contained numerous pitfalls in the past. In some cases it turned out that companies posting employees were only “letterbox companies” without any substance. In other cases, situations where concerned employees’ rights were being circumvented were unveiled.

EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION

November 2011 - Employment. Legal Developments by MOLITOR Avocats Ă  la Cour.

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1. Is it common for employees to be offered participation in an employee share plan?
About 30% of all companies based in Luxembourg offer an employee share plan to some or all of their employees.
2. Is it lawful to offer participation in an employee share plan where the shares to be acquired are shares in a foreign parent company?

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