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Businesses established in Luxembourg

Will employees of British nationality be allowed to continue their salaried activity after 29 March 2019? Should they have a work permit?

British employees working in Luxembourg at the time of Brexit may continue to exercise their salaried activity after 29 March 2019. They do not need a specific authorisation in this respect.

Can a company in Luxembourg hire UK employees after 29 March 2019? What are the steps to take?

A Luxembourg company wishing to hire a British employee after 29 March 2019 has no specific steps to take. British nationals have the right to work in Luxembourg under the Withdrawal Agreement. They are not subject to the labour market test and do not need a specific authorisation.

Can a British employee who, at the time of Brexit, works in Luxembourg but lives in France, still work in Luxembourg after Brexit?

A British employee is considered a cross-border if he returns to his country of residence every day or at least once a week.

If, at the time of Brexit, the British national concerned works in Luxembourg and resides in another EU Member State or in the United Kingdom, he/she has the right to continue working in Luxembourg.

Similarly, a British national who resides in another EU Member State or in the United Kingdom has the right to start working in Luxembourg as a cross-border after 29 March 2019, if this salaried activity starts before 31 December 2020.

The concerned cross-borders may request a letter attesting their right to exercise their salaried activity in Luxembourg. They must not wait for this letter to be issued before starting the exercise of this salaried activity.

I am a company established in Luxembourg and employ British workers. What social security provisions will apply to these employees after 29 March 2019?

EU regulations regarding social security coordination (No. 883/2004 and No. 987/2009) will continue to apply during a during a 21-month transition period, i.e. until 31 December 2020.

According to these regulations, employees are, in principle, subject to the social security legislation of the Member State in the territory of which they carry out their work. Therefore, British employees working in Luxembourg will be covered by Luxembourg's social security scheme.

I am a company established in Luxembourg and I would like to post an employee temporarily to the United Kingdom after 29 March 2019. Which provisions in terms of social security will apply?

EU regulations regarding social security coordination (No. 883/2004 and No. 987/2009) will continue to apply during a 21-month transition period, i.e. until 31 December 2020.

If the conditions set out in these regulations are fulfilled, the posted worker remains covered under Luxembourg's social security scheme during the posting period, provided that the posting period does not exceed 24 months.

I am a company established in Luxembourg and before 29 March 2019, I posted an employee to work temporarily in the United Kingdom for a posting period extending beyond that date. Which provisions in terms of social security will apply from 30 March 2019 onwards?

EU regulations regarding social security coordination (No. 883/2004 and No. 987/2009) will continue to apply during a 21-month transition period, i.e. until 31 December 2020.

The posted worker will therefore continue to be covered by the Luxembourg social security scheme during the posting period, even after 29 March 2019.

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