​On 23 July 2015, a new law concerning the reform of social dialogue (hereafter the “Law”) was enacted which profoundly impacts staff representation within companies.

Effective from 1 January 2016, the Law provides for various important changes to the rules governing the staff delegation, in particular as regards the scope of action provided to the staff delegation. Staff delegates will benefit, inter alia, from increased paid leave to fulfil their duties as staff delegates, from increased opportunities to seek the assistance of external counsellors and of experts and from an increased number of training hours.

Effective in 2018, the Law aims at abolishing the works council and transferring the works council’s competencies to the staff delegation in undertakings employing at least 150 employees.

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Louis Berns

Louis Berns is the Partner in charge of the Employment Law, Pensions & Benefits practice of Arendt & Medernach. He has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 1987 and served as a member of the Luxembourg Bar Council from 1997 to 1999. He is a founding member of the Employment Law Specialists Association in Luxembourg and member of the Employment Law Alliance. He is a lecturer in labour law at the Université du Luxembourg and was a lecturer with the Ministry of Justice for 24 years. Louis Berns holds a Master's degree in law from the Université Robert Schuman de Strasbourg (France) as well as a degree from the Institut d'Administration des Entreprises (IAE), Strasbourg. In Chambers Europe ...

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