Working on a fixed-term employment contract (‘Contrat à durée déterminé’ or ‘CDD’) means that you are temporarily employed under contract by a company. As such, the company is responsible for paying your social security (i.e., medical care, pension fund, etc.), which is automatically deducted from your salary.
The CDD is drawn up by the company and, ideally, signed before work begins. When reading over your contract, there are a few things that you should ensure are included:
The period of work
The number of days of work
The daily salary (‘salaire patronale’)
Holidays / paid leave or a probation period (if applicable)
Here you can find a CDD template in French provided by the Luxembourgish government. However, keep in mind that contracts can vary depending on the company and type of project.
For more information on fixed-term contracts in Luxembourg, visit Guichet.lu.