Preservation & Termination of a business
In view of the scale of the COVID-19 threat and the tangible repercussions on the lives of companies and their employees, the Luxembourg government has decided on a "force majeure / coronavirus" short-time working scheme with an accelerated procedure for all Luxembourg companies impacted by the coronavirus.
An online system for claiming reimbursement for inactive hours in the context of short-time working is currently being developed and will be available in the coming days on the websites of ADEM and Guichet.lu. We will keep you informed and let you know when the new form is available.
The application for short-time work:
During the period of short-time work, the employer pays each employee:
Employers also have to continue to pay the following to the competent public administrations:
In the event of an employee on sick leave during the period of short-time work, the employer continues to pay the salary and compensatory allowances as in any case of incapacity for work.
Furthermore, on gouvernement.lu you can consult the FAQ on the impacts of the coronavirus on businesses in Luxembourg.
In the context of the Covid-19 crisis, employers in key sectors of activity may increase the weekly duration of student/pupil contracts to 40 hours.
A new form is available to apply for leave for family reasons in connection with the coronavirus epidemic. The form must be completed and sent from 30 March onward to the employer and to the CNS even if a previous form has already been sent.
As a result of the Covid-19 crisis, special measures were taken with regard to hunting and game damage assessment.