Travail Forcé

Interdition du travail forcé et obligatoire

The Penal Code of Luxembourg prohibits all forms of both sex and labour trafficking (for exploitation of labour or services of that person in the form of forced labor or services or compulsory servitude, slavery or practices similar and generally in contravention to human dignity). Trafficking of person to engage them in forced labour is a crime and the perpetrator is punished with imprisonment of three to five years and a fine of €10,000 to 50,000.

Sources: §382(1 & 2) of Penal Code 1879, last amended in 2016

Liberté de changer d'emploi et droit de quitter

An employee may also terminate an employment contract (resignation) after serving a notice to the employer. In the case of gross misconduct on the part of employer, no prior notice is required. Employee must also clearly indicate the reasons that led to his resignation. The notice period in the case of resignation by employee is half the period that an employer has to follow in the case of dismissing an employee. Thus, the resignation notice is 01-month for less than 5 years of service; 2-months for equal to or more than 5 but less than 10 years of service; and 3-months for equal to and greater than 10 years of service.

For more information, please refer to the section on employment security. 

Conditions de travail inhumaines

Overtime is the work which is performed beyond daily and weekly limits of normal hours of work. Overtime work may not be performed for more than two hours per day. Thus, the total working hours during a day cannot exceed 10 hours. The total working hours inclusive of overtime cannot exceed 50 hours per week. 

Réglementations sur le travail forcé

  • Code du travail de 2006, modifié en dernier lieu en 2017 / Labour Code 2006, last amended in 2017
  • Code pénal de 1879, modifié en dernier lieu en 2016 / Penal Code 1879, last amended in 2016