Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.
Factsheet for measure LU-2022-3/2149 – measures in Luxembourg
|Country||Luxembourg , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 15 January 2022 – 28 February 2022|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Occupational health and safety
|Author||Patrick Thill (LISER) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||12 January 2022 (updated 01 June 2022)|
In order to limit contamination, protect public health and ensure business activity, the COVID-19 law passed on 16 December 2021 has specified the rules, applicable from 15 January 2022, concerning access to the workplace for workers.
All employees must be screened on entry to the company premises and be guaranteed to be
The employee can enter the workplace if :
An employee who is refused access to his or her workplace may take the legal or contractual days of recreation leave in accordance with the provisions of Article L. 233-10 of the Labour Code. In the absence of an agreement or if the employee does not wish to use the legal or conventional days of recreation leave, he/she shall automatically lose the part of his/her remuneration corresponding to the hours not worked. The employer or his representative declares the hours actually worked on a monthly basis. The employer or his representative must also declare to the Centre Commun de la Sécurité Sociale (CNSS) the periods of non-remuneration
All employees, both residents and cross-border commuters, of all companies, regardless of their sector of activity, are affected by the new law.
|Applies to all workers||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Direct consultation outside a formal body||Direct consultation outside a formal body|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The social partners were consulted by the government, as the measure directly targets employees. OGBL, LCGB and CGFP, sat around the table for a week to discuss the proposed new control measures with the government. The social partners were able to refine the proposed law before it was submitted to the House.
At the same time, a one-month delay was granted to companies before the implementation of the modalities, in order to allow companies to prepare themselves for the implementation of the COVID Check measures
The social partners (OGBL, LCGB and CGFP) have three major reservations:
Eurofound (2022), CovidCheck in business: 3G plan, measure LU-2022-3/2149 (measures in Luxembourg), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LU-2022-3_2149.html
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