Coronavirus: extension of family support leave, training for employees on short-time working and accessibility of job offers

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Date:
20 Apr 2021

Newsflash

By:
Dorothée David
  • Extension of family support leave

Bill no. 7803 was submitted to the Chamber of Deputies on 20 April 2021.

The Bill provides for a further extension of family support leave (see in particular our Newsflash of 26 June 2020) until 25 November 2021.

  • Training for employees on short-time working schemes

The Law of 16 April 2021 modifying article L. 631-2 of the Labour Code was published in Mémorial A no. 307 of 19 April 2021 and will come into force on 23 April 2021.

The Law stipulates that training programmes designed to develop the skills of employees working for a company benefiting from the short-time working can be paid for by the Employment Fund.

In addition, in order to enhance the employability of those on short-time working schemes, the Minister of Labour, Employment and the Social Solidarity Economy has announced, in a press release issued on 19 April 2021, that everyone who was on a short-time working scheme between 1 January 2021 and 31 March 2021 will be able to benefit from ongoing training courses connected to digital technology.

  • Job offers submitted to the ADEM now open to individuals who are not registered

In order to boost opportunities for relationships between employers and job seekers, Luxembourg’s Employment Development Agency (ADEM) published a press release dated 19 April 2021 outlining the following measures, applicable from 28 April 2021:

  • the ADEM JobBoard, until now exclusively available to job seekers registered with the ADEM, will be open to anyone looking for a job without them first needing to complete any formalities; 
  • companies submitting a declaration of vacant position to the ADEM will be able to choose between a restricted post (i.e. only visible to job seekers registered with the ADEM and pre-screened by an advisor) or a public post, which will also be visible to job seekers who have not registered with the ADEM.