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Employment Law Luxembourg

Get a comprehensive overview of the employment law framework operating in Luxembourg

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Price: £495 + VAT    
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*** Important Updates****

Please note that the 2021 courses will be now delivered virtually. Contact us on 020 7549 2549 or email for more information and to book. Price: £495+VAT | €595 +VAT | $595 +VAT

This Employment Law Luxembourg seminar will provide you with key insights into the employment law framework in this important European market, in which increasing numbers of British and international companies are establishing a significant presence. 

Thoughtful explanations of local employment law and best practice, with concrete case examples will equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to operate effectively in the Grand Duchy. Led by lawyers from one of Luxembourg’s most respected law firms, the seminar will provide advice and guidance on the latest changes and key issues which HR professionals need to be aware of.

  • Understand the legal framework in Luxembourg, including latest developments and law in the pipeline
  • Deal with key HR issues appropriately
  • Advise colleagues on law and best practice
  • Apply legal knowledge to real-life scenarios
  • Assess how to deal with practical situations in the most effective and time efficient manner

Registration and coffee


An overview of the employment law framework in Luxembourg

  • The Luxembourgeois legal system
  • Business structures in Luxembourg
  • Legislation, cases and courts
  • Sources of employment law in Luxembourg
  • Employment culture, tradition and customs



Hiring employees in Luxembourg – what are the key issues to consider? (Part 1)

  • Recruitment rules, including employment status and relationship
  • Business immigration and work permits





Hiring employees in Luxembourg – what are the key issues to consider? (Part 2)

  • Making employment contracts – key terms to include
  • Fixed-term, part-time and agency workers
  • Working time: sick pay/leave; holidays
  • Rights of parents and carers
  • Varying employment contracts



Discrimination and workplace harassment




Employment relations – consultation and representation


Termination of employment

  • Dismissal and redundancy
  • Notice periods and severance pay
  • Protection from dismissal
  • Procedural requirements
  • Restraints of trade – during and after employment



Coffee and Tea


Business transfers and mergers


Labour courts and settling disputes


New trends and developments in Luxembourg law


Final Q & A


Close of seminar

Philippe Schmit Philippe Schmit

Philippe Schmit

Philippe Schmit is a Partner in the Employment Law, Pensions and Benefits practice of leading law firm, Arendt & Medernach, in Luxembourg.

He advises employers on employment law applicable in Luxembourg, and all aspects of the employment relationship, including: recruitment and employment contracts; individual and collective dismissals; re-structuring and re-organisation; mergers and takeovers; and workplace discrimination.

Philippe’s advice also encompasses compensation and benefits schemes; share option plans; pensions; and all matters pertaining to ex-pats and business immigration.

Philippe is a Member of the Luxembourg Bar and the Employment Law Alliance and is fluent in English, French and German, as well as in Luxembourgisch.

Note: Each of our courses on Luxembourg law is delivered either by Philippe or by one of his colleague lawyers at Arendt & Medernach.


Business directors, personnel and HR managers, employee relations professionals, in-house counsel, lawyers, line managers and anyone with responsibility for staff in Luxembourg.

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Special offers

Multiple booking discount

Receive a 20% discount when you book more than one event, or book more than one person on the same event. Please note this discount only applies to the lesser priced booking and when all bookings are placed together.

Registered charities

You are entitled to a 25% discount on your booking if you are a registered charity. This discount will show on your invoice once your booking is submitted. You will need your charity registration number for the booking form.

Technology is bringing about seismic shifts in how we communicate on both a personal and business level. This is particularly evident in how learning is consumed and JSB is committed to delivering its L&D services in a way that optimises all appropriate technology.

In each case participants receive a documentation pack which includes any presentation material alongside a supporting narrative giving useful background information.

Choose the right approach for you:

Face-to-face attendance

The most valuable form of learning delivery continues to be the face-to-face classroom-based event. Engaging with expert speakers and fellow participants in relaxed two-way discussion in a distraction-free environment offers a valuable and practical learning experience.

All JSB programmes take place in top venues in central London and participants report that they greatly value the opportunities that these events provide for learning and networking.

Virtual classroom participation

We frequently welcome participants from overseas to our London events. However, we recognise that HR professionals who are responsible for managing workforces in these countries will not always be able to make the financial and time investment necessary to attend JSB events when they run in London. You will have the opportunity to submit questions to the speaker throughout the event and will get access to the slides and documentation in exactly the same way as those in the room. All you need is a standard domestic broadband connection.

On demand access

Should you find that you can’t wait until the next event on your chosen topic, you can access a full recording of a recent live event. Again, full slides and documentation will be provided. This is an option for those who cannot attend an event on a particular day. Moreover if the learning is to be of practical value it is often the case that even those who participated on the day welcome the opportunity of accessing the material in the weeks and months following the event. It’s a great way to share content with colleagues too.

What next?

Go to our booking form and when you select the event you wish to book on, simply choose the option that best suits you. If you are interested in the on demand access, please get in touch to find out more.

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