Employment reintegration contract

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The employment reintegration contract is an employment measure aimed to develop the professional reintegration of the most vulnerable populations on the labour market, such as:

  • job seekers over 45 years of age;
  • workers with reduced work capacity;
  • disabled workers

The National Employment Agency (Agence pour le développement de l'emploi - ADEM) may offer the conclusion of an employment reintegration contract between a job seeker and an employer.

The contract which mainly alternates practical and theoretical training will allow:

  • employers to pass on their experience and to give a real employment perspective to older job seekers, people with reduced working capacities or disabled persons;
  • job seekers to show their capacities in a concrete manner all the while acquiring new competencies.

The employment reintegration contract is concluded for a duration of 12 months.

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Who is concerned

The employment reintegration contract is concluded between the National Employment Agency, the job seeker and the employer.

The contract can be offered to job seekers who are:

Prerequisites

In order to benefit from an employment reintegration contract, job seekers must have been registered with ADEM for a least a month.

Employers who intend to conclude an employment reintegration contract with a job seeker must be in a position to offer a real employment perspective.

ADEM will therefore verify if the employer can provide an appropriate work environment and if there are real employment perspectives.

How to proceed

Conclusion of the contract

Employers who intend to conclude such a contract with a job seeker must contact ADEM's Service employeurs and submit a declaration of vacant position.

Contract conditions

Duration

The employment reintegration contract is concluded for a duration of 12 months.

If the employer or the job seeker wants to terminate the employment reintegration contract before its contractual end, the initiating party must submit a written and motivated request to the National Employment Agency and first obtain their approval before the contract can be terminated.

If the contract is signed following professionalisation training, the duration of the training is taken into account in the 12-month contract.

Mentoring

The employment reintegration contract enables job seekers to put forward their capacities in a concrete manner while they acquire new competencies.

To this end, the employer must appoint a mentor who is responsible for assisting and guiding the job seeker throughout the employment reintegration contract.

Within the first month of the contract's entry into force, the company, the mentor and the job seeker have to draft a training plan which must be sent in copy to ADEM's Service employeurs.

In the event of a change occurring during the training, the employer must inform ADEM by any means (telephone, email, fax, post, etc.)

Leave

During the contract, the job seeker is entitled to 2 days of leave per month.

Working time

Job seekers who are involved in night work, overtime, working on public holidays and Sunday work are subject to the applicable legal regulations, just like any other employee in the company.

Financial considerations

ADEM pays an allowance to the job seeker every month.

The allowance paid is subject to standard social security and tax contributions applicable to salaries and the employer contributions are covered by the employment fund (Fonds pour l'emploi).

For the job seeker to receive his allowances in a timely manner, the employer has to send ADEM the job seeker's record of attendance each month. Employers also need to notify ADEM of any change in the job seeker's situation.

Employers must pay ADEM the proportion corresponding to 50 % of the social minimum wage for unskilled workers based on an invoice issued by ADEM.

The proportion is reduced to 35 % of the social minimum wage for unskilled workers in the case the job seeker is of the under-represented gender in the sector of activity concerned.

The employer can also pay an optional performance bonus to the job seeker.

End of the contract

At the end of the employment reintegration contract, the employer informs ADEM in writing of the job seeker's employment possibilities within the company.

Hiring the job seeker

If the job seeker is hired at the end of the employment reintegration contract, the duration of the contract plus, where applicable, the duration of professionalisation training, must be taken into account for the trial period, if any. Where applicable, employers can also request financial aid with respect to the hiring of older unemployed persons and the long-term unemployed.

Job seekers who are not hired

If the job seeker is not hired at the end of the employment reintegration contract, the employer must provide ADEM with a document listing the competencies acquired during the training as well as the shortcomings identified.

Employers who are recruiting staff within 3 months of the end of the job seeker's employment reintegration contract must give priority to the former beneficiary of the employment reintegration contract provided that the required qualifications and profile match.

Employers are required to inform the job seeker in due course. Job seekers must make their decision within 8 days.

A negative reply from the job seeker will be considered as a refusal of suitable work and will involve the legal sanctions provided for in these cases.

Who to contact

National Employment Agency (ADEM)
10, rue Bender
L-1229 - Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Phone: (+352) 247 - 88000
Email employeur@adem.etat.lu