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The law of 3 March 2017 known as “Omnibus”: How it affects construction permits?
Posted on 31 May 2017 in News > Real Estate, Zoning & Environment

After 32 months of parliamentary debates, the law of 3 March 2017 known as the “Omnibus Law” has finally been passed. The declared objectives of the Omnibus Law were the modernization of Public Service and of the Government as well as administration simplification, and it amends 10 applicable laws including the law of 19 July […]

Registration of Lease Agreements: this has now been changed!
Posted on 20 February 2017 in News > Real Estate, Zoning & Environment

From 1 January 2017 it is no longer obligatory to register residential/commercial lease agreements, although voluntary registration is still possible (Luxembourg Tax Reform 2017). Here we outline the key points of the new statute regarding registration of lease agreements under Luxembourg Law.

UN TOUR D’HORIZON : QUE FAUT-IL RETENIR DE 2016 ET A QUOI S’ATTENDRE EN 2017 ?
Posted on 8 February 2017 in News > Employment, Pensions & Immigration

L’année 2016 a vu l’introduction de changements importants en matière de législation du travail au Luxembourg et ces modifications devraient se poursuivre en 2017. L’année 2017 a commencé promptement avec le retour de l’indexation des salaires qui avait disparue depuis octobre 2013. Cette newsletter a pour but de résumer les principaux changements intervenus l’année passée […]

What happened in 2016 / What to expect in 2017?
Posted on 30 January 2017 in News > IP, IT & Media

2016 was a year full of developments in the IP, IT and Media fields. The beginning of this New Year gives us the opportunity to look back at the key legal developments of 2016 in these areas and to be well prepared for the major projects that await us in 2017.

EMPLOYERS: Be wary of psychological harassment
Posted on 1 December 2016 in News > Employment, Pensions & Immigration

The notion of psychological harassment has become a reality in the last few years, rooted in both the employer’s and the employee’s day-to-day lives, along with other similar notions such as stress at work, depression or “burn out”. The psychological implications of these notions may converge, but they are certainly not the same. Employers have […]

On 17 February 2016, the legislator enacted, a new law to promote out-of-court settlement of consumer disputes (the “Law”). The Law applies to disputes arising from sales or service contracts between a trader established in Luxembourg and a consumer residing in the EU (including Luxembourg), and transposes the Directive 2013/11/EU[1] obliging EU Member States to […]

New law on parental leave approved by Luxembourg’s Parliament
Posted on 24 October 2016 in News > Employment, Pensions & Immigration

On 11 October 2016, Luxembourg’s Parliament (Chambre des députés) approved the draft law n° 6935 on the reform of parental leave (Projet de loi portant réforme du congé parental). This law, which is supposed to enter into force on 1st December 2016, will enable more employees, especially fathers, to take parental leave. It provides more flexible […]

Personal Data: What can you expect?
Posted on 24 October 2016 in News > Employment, Pensions & Immigration > IP, IT & Media

Following the recent adoption of the EU data protection reform, companies handling personal data will need to focus on their privacy policies and internal practices to ensure they meet the high new reformed standards. In this context, it is crucial to draw the line between personal data to which data protection rules apply and simple […]

Overview of the newly adopted EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
Posted on 18 October 2016 in News > Employment, Pensions & Immigration > IP, IT & Media

After two and a half years of negotiations with the U.S. authorities and the invalidation of the Safe Harbour decision by the European Union Court of Justice, the European Commission adopted, on 12 July 2016, the new legal framework for the transatlantic transfers of personal data, called the “EU-U.S. Privacy Shield”. Here is an overview […]

European Data Protection Reform: Key Points
Posted on 12 October 2016 in News > Employment, Pensions & Immigration > IP, IT & Media

After 4 years of negotiations, the final “Data Protection Package”, which sets out new European rules on privacy in the digital age, was formally adopted by the European Parliament and Council on April 2016. Here are some background and key points of the reform, together with a checklist to help you to comply with these […]

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