We would like to ensure that you are still receiving content that you find useful – please confirm that you would like to continue to receive ILO newsletters.
18 October 2017
On August 21 2017 the Ministry of the Civil Service and Administrative Reform submitted Bill 7171, which:
The bill was introduced as part of the implementation of the salary agreement of December 5 2016, which was signed with the General Confederation of the Civil Service.
A time savings account is a tool through which public officials can accumulate free time and save it to use at a later date of their choice. Doing so will allow officials to achieve a better balance between their private and professional lives, within the limits of statutory conditions.
Bill 7171's key provisions are as follows:
The bill also includes transitional provisions regarding balances of leave not taken or carried over, as well as flexi-time balances that exist when the law comes into force. These provisions provide for the automatic allocation of these balances to an official's time savings account and require the official to reduce any balance above the 1,800-hour threshold within five years from the law coming into force. Any surplus leave not taken during this period will be lost without compensation.
According to the bill, the enhanced flexibility in working patterns that the time savings account has introduced will increase the appeal of the government as an employer. As such, it is a win-win measure for both the government and public officials, with the latter being able to achieve a better balance between their private and professional lives.
As regards the private sector, following the abandonment of a bill submitted in 2011, social partners are now responsible for negotiating a national framework agreement on time savings accounts within the context of a cross-industry social dialogue.
For further information on this topic please contact Guy Castegnaro or Ariane Claverie at Castegnaro by telephone (+352 26 86 82 1) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com). The Castegnaro website can be accessed at www.castegnaro.lu.
The materials contained on this website are for general information purposes only and are subject to the disclaimer.
ILO is a premium online legal update service for major companies and law firms worldwide. In-house corporate counsel and other users of legal services, as well as law firm partners, qualify for a free subscription.