At the end of the training, the participants will possess a good knowledge of the legal framework concerning the staff delegation and will have a good grasp of the practical questions possibly arising about the relations between the employer and the staff delegation.


Duties of the staff delegation

  • Current competences
    • General mandate
    • Information and consultation on company proceedings
    • Special powers of the representative regarding Health & Safety at Work
    • Special powers of the representative regarding Equality & Diversity
  • Future transfer of competences from the mixed committee
    • Information and consultation on technical, economic and financial matters
    • Participation in certain company decisions
      • Areas for participation in decision-making
      • Specific procedures

Exercise of the mandate by the staff delegate

  • Staff delegation meetings
  • Hours of consultation
  • Plenary assembly with staff
  • Obligations of staff representatives

Means of action of the staff delegation

  • General principles
  • Flexitime and representative release
  • Right to training-leave
  • Participation in the staff delegation by external parties
    • Advisors
    • Experts
    • Joint scrutiny by an employers’ organisation and a trades union
  • Other means of action of the staff delegation
    • Means of communication
    • Provision of material resources
    • Staff representative travel

Protection for staff delegates

  • Protection against dismissal
    • Special case of dismissal on economic grounds
    • Gross misconduct of the staff representative and procedure for substantial termination of the employment contract
  • Representative actions: reinstatement / damages and interests
    • Case of substantial modification of the employment contract


Our speakers come from all over our specialised and complementary teams, covering all legal, regulatory, taxation and advisory aspects of doing business in Luxembourg. We invite you to check our training agenda where the speakers are listed on each training session.

Target audience

Human resources professionals, lawyers specialising in company law, or anyone with HR responsibilities.


3 hours.



For any information, please contact us by e-mail institute@arendt.com

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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 was a lecturer in labour law at the Université du Luxembourg as well as 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 2018 le...

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