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Factsheet for measure LU-2020-11/487 – measures in Luxembourg
|Country||Luxembourg , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 11 March 2020 – 20 August 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Ensuring business continuity and support for essential services
– Mobilisation of a larger workforce
|Author||Patrick Thill (LISER) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||11 April 2020 (updated 03 May 2020)|
Parental leave legislation has been regarded in Luxembourg as a fundamental policy to address certain employment challenges. During the current COVID-19 crisis and based on the current March 2020 COVID-19 grand-ducal legislation with the objective to keep essential services functioning, the government decided in March 2020 to change the currently applied parental leave legislation, which gives parents the opportunity to interrupt the leave during the COVID-19 period for professional reasons.
Due to the current situation related to the COVID-19, parents are exceptionally allowed to interrupt the current parental leave schemes for the following reasons:
The interruption is regarded by the government to be motivated by an external cause, so that allowances already received are not to be reimbursed by the concerned parents.
At the end of the interruption, subject to the agreement of the employer if you are an employee, take the portion of the parental leave remaining at the time of the interruption.
To request the interruption of parental leave, a form has to be completed and send to the Children's Future Fund (Caisse pour l'Avenir des Enfants - CAE).
No information are disclosed on how many parents benefit by the temporary framework.
Parents in employment
||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal||Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners are not reported to be directly involved. However, as it is usually the case, they are involved through their respective professional chambers when assessing a draft legislation during the legislative procedure.
Eurofound (2020), Voluntary interruption of parental leave to resume essential professional activity, measure LU-2020-11/487 (measures in Luxembourg), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LU-2020-11_487.html
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