COVID-19: local responses to global employee impact


Esther Soetens

Managing Associate

Posted on Tuesday 14 April 2020- 9am

The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has had an extraordinary impact on the global workforce, and the changing employment landscape presents a number of issues to be addressed. During a survey period between March 30, 2020 and April 5, 2020, we asked lawyers around the world to provide an overview of any recent government action taken in their jurisdictions to assist employers and employees during the pandemic, and highlight other key employment considerations that employers should be mindful of as COVID-19 continues to change daily life. Responses to the survey questions illustrate the similarities and differences in how governments around the world have addressed this crisis in light of local laws and customs.

Read the full pdf here.

The Belgian chapter starts on page 9, written by Philippe De Wulf & Esther Soetens.


If you have any questions or need assistance, the ALTIUS Employment Team is at your service.

The above information is merely intended as comment on relevant issues of Belgian law and is not intended as legal advice. Before taking action or relying on the comments and the information given, please seek specific advice on the matters that are of concern to you.

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