Minimum Wage in Luxemburg - Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a separate legislation relating to minimum wages in Luxembourg?

The labour law article L.222-1 provides a Minimum Wage for unskilled and skilled workers.

Do one or more minimum wages exist that is/are determined by law?

There are two Minimum Wage rates in Luxembourg, one for skilled and one for unskilled work. Moreover workers under 18 receive lower rates.

At what level are minimum wages determined at?

Minimum Wages are determined at the national level and as per age groups.

On what basis is minimum wage calculated?

Minimum Wages is calculated on hourly and monthly basis.

In case of weekly/monthly minimum age, are they based on any fixed number of hours?

Minimum Wages are based on 40 hours working week.

Are governmental bodies, employer and/or trade union representatives involved in minimum wages setting?

Ministry of labour is involved in setting minimum wages.

How are upratings (adjustments) of minimum wage/s decided upon?

Upratings of minimum wages is decided unilaterally by the government.

Which are the components of minimum wage in Luxembourg?

Luxembourg minimum wages have fixed and variable component.

How frequently is the fixed component of minimum wage updated?

Fixed component of minimum wages is updated annually.

What is/are the yardstick/s on which minimum wage upratings are based?

Minimum wage upratings are based on consumer price indexation.

What is National Poverty line?

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How is minimum wages compliance regulated?

Minimum wage compliance is regulated through the public Inspectorate of Labour and Mines.

Which legal sanctions can be applied in compliance is lacking?

Preparation of court cases.

Are employer and/or trade union representatives involved in compliance procedures?

No official role for social partners.

To whom/Where can individuals complain, if they think they are earning less than minimum wage?

In case of non compliance individuals can complain to Inspectorate of Labour and Minesi.

Which month of the year is minimum wage rate revised in Luxemburg?

Minimum Wage is revised October of every year.