Luxembourg - Re-employment assistance reformed - March 31, 2018

The government reformed the re-employment assistance system to prevent companies from abusing the system. Before the reforms, the system would compensate worker who, after being declared redundant, found a new but lower paying job to 90% of their previous earnings for a four-year period. In the new system the re-employment fund will only pay up to 50% of the salary and furthermore it will only be granted to employees aged 45 and over who have been victim of a collective redundancy or bankruptcy or who have been part of a retention plan.

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