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Factsheet for measure LU-2021-4/1847 – Updated – measures in Luxembourg
|Country||Luxembourg , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 21 January 2021 – 23 July 2022|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Income protection beyond short-time work
– Support for parents and carers (financial or in kind)
|Author||Patrick Thill (LISER) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||12 April 2021 (updated 11 August 2022)|
The government reestablished on 21 January 2021, the parental leave for COVID-19 related reasons. This action ended on 2 April 2021, but was extended by the Government until 17 July 2021, inclusive. This is to maintain the possibility of reacting quickly to the consequences that the current situation may have for parents of vulnerable children and the problems of care that may arise in the event of the closure of schools or childcare facilities for parents of children under 13 years old.
The employee under this measure benefits from the total salary paid the CNS. Legal background: Labour Code, Book II, Title III, Chapter IV, Section (Code du travail, Livre II, Titre III, Chapitre IV, section 7.Amended Grand-Ducal Regulation of 10 May 1999 , Introducing parental leave and leave for family reasons (Règlement grand-ducal du 10 mai 1999 définissant les maladies ou déficiences d'une gravité exceptionnelle en application de l'article 15, alinéa 2 de la loi du 12 février 1999 portant création d'un congé parental et d'un congé pour raisons familiales. Mémorial A 58 , 27 mai 1999.he Government has drawn up a specific measure for those parents who have to look after their child(ren) under 13 years of age, so that they will be able to benefit from leave for family reasons. The employee under this measure benefits from the full salary paid the CNS.
Legal background: Labour Code, Book II, Title III, Chapter IV, Section (Code du travail, Livre II, Titre III, Chapitre IV, section 7.Amended Grand-Ducal Regulation of 10 May 1999 , Introducing parental leave and leave for family reasons (Règlement grand-ducal du 10 mai 1999 définissant les maladies ou déficiences d'une gravité exceptionnelle en application de l'article 15, alinéa 2 de la loi du 12 février 1999 portant création d'un congé parental et d'un congé pour raisons familiales. Mémorial A 58 , 27 mai 1999.
The parental leave could be taken if:
A new application for family leave must be submitted even if you have already made an application with the form that was put online on 30 March 2020.
Parents of children with disabilities aged 13 to 18 (or up to 25) are eligible for family leave if they receive the additional special allowance for disabled children from the EAC.
The extraordinary Family Related Leave (FRC) (COVID-19) is time-limited and will not impact the balance of the normal FRC. It is treated separately from the normal FCP.
Claimants could be:
The COVID-19 pandemic compassionate leave applies to parents who are:
If other persons can take care of the child, whether the parents or another member of the household, the parent is not entitled to family leave.
The following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.
|28 April 2022||
The law of 28 April 2022 extends the period of application of family leave related to the COVID-19 pandemic until 23 July 2022.
|17 December 2021||
The provisions shall apply until 28 February 2022 inclusive.
|14 September 2021||
The Chamber of Deputies passed Act N°669 to extend the application of Articles on parental leave until 18 October 2021 (Act of 22 January 2021).
|22 January 2021||
The Chamber of Deputies passed Act N°7794 to extend the application of Articles 4 to 7 on parental leave until 17 July 2021 (Act of 22 January 2021).
Between April 2020 and February 2021, 353,066 applications for family-related leave were made. As a reminder, this provision allows workers to take leave without deducting it from the statutory days exempted for family reasons. The measures apply to both employees and self-employed workers, whether resident or cross-border.
|Applies to all workers||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|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The social partners have not been involved.
Trade Unions welcome the government's decision.
Eurofound (2021), Family leave in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, measure LU-2021-4/1847 (measures in Luxembourg), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LU-2021-4_1847.html
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