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Luxemburg

Last updated on 3/12/2019
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Minimum gross wage

Applicable
11.1154 EUR per hour for unskilled workers
1,922.96 EUR per month for unskilled workers
13.3385 EUR per hour for skilled workers
2,307.56 EUR per month for skilled workers

Salary per category

Unskilled

11.3728 EUR to 13.6474 EUR per hour : construction and civil engineering
11.1154 EUR to 14.036 EUR per hour : others

Skilled

14.1135 EUR to 15.5394 EUR per hour : construction and civil engineering
13.3385 EUR to 15.3352 EUR per hour : others

Specialist

17.7298 EUR per hour : construction and civil engineering
14.0073 EUR to 19.863 EUR per hour : others

Foreman

19.1979 EUR per hour : construction and civil engineering
14.0073 EUR to 19.863 EUR per hour : others

Beginners / young workers

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Education system

All apprentices above 18: payment equivalent to the minimum wage for unskilled workers.

All apprentices under 18: training compensation according to the sector branch, the learning level and the type of certificate obtained

Daily

8 hours

Weekly

40 hours

Overtime

10 hours per day
48 hours per week

Breaks

Lunch

30 minutes
Not paid
Paid breaks :
Construction and civil engineering : 15 minutes with minimum 9 working hours
Roofing workers : 15 minutes

Within Luxemburg

Travel allowance

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- Construction and civil engineering: Employer organizes transport of workers from home to construction sites
- Other: when use of private car, the firm pays an allowance per kilometre normally limited to the distance between the firm headquarters and the work site.

Accommodation allowance

Only for work abroad
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Work abroad: normally >50 km from the border and/or when the employer cannot provide the transport

Subsistence/daily allowance

744 EUR per day for work abroad
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Work abroad: normally >50 km from the border

Overtime

40 % per hour
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Overtime remains exceptional (urgent repair work, urgent work with concrete, inconvenient sites for other workers, plant production and traffic circulation). HR has to agree. Work Labour inspectorate and social insurance must be informed in case of overtime work on Sunday, public holidays and night work.

Night work

From 10:00 pm to 6:00 am
50 % per hour
After 5 day(s) : 20 % per hour - on a regular planning

Working on Sundays

100 % per hour

Working on public holidays

100 % per hour
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Bank holiday worked must be compensated by another vacation day

Hazardous work

0.5 EUR per hour - construction and civil engineering
10 % per hour - painters
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Construction and civil engineering: dirty works, on water and with important level of mud, suspended scaffold higher >15m from the ground, use of hydraulic hammers in excavators and pneumatic picks with more than 15kg, shafts and tunnels with openings under 1m and deeper than 3.6m and ADR transport.

Painters: varnishing with spray, use of hazardous chemicals, sandblasting, working outside without scaffold at a height >6m or painting façades with sliding ladders except paint of windows and window shutters.

Standby pay

Lift professionals: 2.9994 €/day - 6.4079 €/day (Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays) indexed
Sanitation-heating-air conditioning installers: negotiated with the employee
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Lift professionals: standby limit of 128 hours/week.

Additional wage components

Construction and civil engineering : 5 % of gross salary
Painters, lift professionals: 5 % of gross salary
Electricians : 2 % of gross salary
Roofing workers : 2.5 to 5 % of gross salary (depending on the seniority in the firm)
Sanitation-heating-air conditioning installers : 2 to 5 % of gross salary (depending on the seniority in the firm)
Tilesetters 150 EUR per year as equipment allowance
Paid on december

Other

80 % for hours not recovered before the end of the month
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For the first 16 hours the employer is in charge. For the rest, the State takes the responsibility of the payment

Number of holidays

25 days
27 days in construction and civil engineering
26 days for painters, roofing workers, electricians
25 to 29 days for lift professionals
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Collective holidays:
- Construction and civil eng.:
Summer: 15 days + holiday 15th August, starting the last Friday of July.
Winter: 10 days + festive season holidays (dates are set by negotiations).
- Plasterers/façade workers: 14 days starting on the last Saturday of July.
- Sanitation-heating-air conditioning installers (except refrigeration installers): 15 days in August.

Public holidays

10 days
1st January
Easter Monday
1st May
Ascension Day
Whit Monday
23rd June
15th August
1st November
25th and 26th December

Social security contributions

2.8 % for health insurance
8 % for pension insurance
1.4 % for health care insurance

Income tax

0 to 40 % according to the tax class and the position of the income value in the official tax scale
0.5 % temporary tax to balance the state budget
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Class 1: especially singles and unmarried.
Class 1a: long-term widows/widowers, employees with dependent child/ren, seniors, non-residents in the country if one of spouses realizes a professional income in Luxembourg.
Class 2: couples collectively taxed, widows/widowers and divorced/separated for less than 3 years, non-residents in the country if 50% of income of the family is realized in Luxembourg.

Sickness/illness

100 %
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77 days at charge of the employer (reference period of 12 months) based on the higher salary of the 3 months before the Sick Leave.
After the 77th day, the National Health Fund pay the Sick Leave until a limit of 52 weeks per period of 104 weeks).

Work injuries/accidents

100 %
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77 days at charge of the employer (reference period of 12 months) based on the higher salary of the 3 months before the Sick Leave.
After the 77th day, the National Health Fund pays the Sick Leave up to a limit of 52 weeks per period of 104 weeks).

Info Contacts

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T. +352 26543 777
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