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24 March 2021
In a press release issued on 2 March 2021, the Ministry for Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy and the Ministry of the Economy clarified how the short-time working system will be applied between 1 April 2021 and 30 June 2021.
Industrial businesses will carry on benefiting from short-time working due to economic problems, undertaking not to make any employees redundant for economic reasons.
Businesses in the vulnerable sectors relating to horeca (ie, hotels, restaurants and cafes), tourism and events will carry on benefiting from short-time working due to structural economic problems, in accordance with the following conditions:
Businesses in the abovementioned sectors that are forced to close due to an administrative decision will benefit from unlimited short-time working during the closure and will be able to make up to 25% of their staff redundant for economic reasons.
Businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis – other than industrial companies and those in the horeca, tourism and events sectors – will continue to be able to benefit from short-time working, in accordance with the following conditions:
Normal working hours cannot exceed 40 hours per week per employee.
Regardless of which sector they are in, companies that still need to make employees redundant or for whom the working hours lost exceed the percentages stipulated above will need to present a recovery plan (for small companies with fewer than 15 employees) or a job retention plan (for companies with more than 15 employees) or even a sector-specific job retention plan, if applicable.
For further information on this topic please contact Guy Castegnaro or Ariane Claverie at Castegnaro by telephone (+352 26 86 82 1) or email (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). The Castegnaro website can be accessed at www.castegnaro.lu.
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