Coronavirus: exemptions applicable to labour law as of 1 July 2021

02 Jul 2021


Dorothée David

The following exemptions, which were due to come to an end on 30 June 2021, have been extended and will continue to apply from 1 July 2021 until 31 December 2021:

  • Setting the rate of compensation for short-time working

The rate of compensation for those in short-time working cannot be lower than the minimum social wage for unskilled workers (EUR 2,201.93) until 31 December 2021[1].

  • Suspension of the calculation of interest on social security contributions not paid on time

The suspension of the calculation of interest by the Centre commune de la sécurité sociale for contributions not paid when due continues to apply until 31 December 2021[2].

  • Incapacity to work due to self-isolation/quarantine

The exemptions relating to protecting employees from being made redundant when they are unable to work due to quarantine or self-isolation (see our Newsflash of 22 December 2020), and in particular the obligation to submit a formal quarantine/self-isolation order to their employer no later than the eighth day of their absence, continue to apply until 31 December 2021[3].

  • Combining early retirement benefits with working in the health, support and care sector

The possibility for an employee receiving to carry on receiving these benefits if they in the health sector, including medical testing laboratories, or in the support and care sector, continues to apply until 31 December 2021[4].

In addition, the following exemptions remain in force as of 1 July 2021 relating to: