Employment

Employment law in Belgium has more facets than an Antwerp diamond. Our very experienced employment team helps SMEs and multinationals as well as executive-level employees navigate complex and constantly changing employment regulations. True partners, our lawyers offer practical solutions to reduce legal risks and keep your HR experts focused on more important tasks.

Communication is key

Known as the go-to law firm when it comes to employment law, our proactive team is dedicated to working hand-in-hand with in-house HR specialists from SMEs and multinational companies. The team also has an excellent reputation assisting high-level executives with their employment issues. Clear communicators, the team concentrates on practical solutions to reduce legal risks and help your HR team make the right decisions when it comes to challenging employment issues.

Our priority is listening to our customers and their needs. As an HR partner, we are ready to answer day-to-day questions as well as working together to manage complex situations, ranging from structuring employment and collective employment issues arising from restructuring to hiring and firing, social inspection investigations, and international and cross-border employment issues, including migration law aspects. 

In close collaboration with the Comp&Ben team of the Tiberghien tax law firm, the ALTIUS employment team gives expert advice regarding employment and social security aspects of incentive plans. The team is well-seasoned in employment, social security and pensions law litigation before the labour tribunals and courts. Clients can also count on a wide variety of handy tools, webinars, and newsletter updates.

How we can help

Setting-up of a business

Employment law and social security law advice regarding the setting-up of a business in Belgium

Day-to-day employment advice

On a wide range of employment-related topics, including:

  • Hiring and firing
  • Working time
  • Employee lending
  • Work incapacity
  • Service agreements
  • “False” self-employed

Restructurings

  • Implementation of insourcing, outsourcing and subcontracting projects
  • Collective lay-off processes, including closures of companies or divisions and other RIF projects
  • Transfer of undertaking (TUPE/ARD)

Compensation and Benefits

  • Employment and social security aspects of incentive plans
  • In collaboration with Tiberghien, an international tax law firm

Collective employment law

  • Negotiating and drafting of collective labour agreements
  • Information and consultation processes with representative bodies
  • Guidance through the social elections process

Compliance

  • Drafting of employee handbooks and HR related policies
  • “Whistle blowing”, data protection and privacy issues, ethical codes, etc.
  • Assistance with internal investigations

Disputes

  • Handling of collective disputes, including strikes
  • Assistance with social inspection audits
  • Strategic guidance during settlement negotiations
  • Litigation

International employment

  • Posting
  • Drafting of international employment contracts
  • Employment law and social security aspects of international employment situations, A1 forms, LIMOSA declaration, …
  • Immigration compliance (single permit, work permit, visa)

End-of-career paths

  • Early retirement schemes and the system of unemployment benefits with company allowance
  • Assistance with planning elder employees’ end of career (landing job time credit, garden leave, etc.)
  • Supplementary pension issues

Well-being

  • Legal aspects of re-integration tracks
  • Termination for medical force majeure
  • Handling of psychosocial risk claims
  • Assistance with the legal consequences of occupational accidents

Fore more information

Our Experts in
Employment Law

  • Philippe De Wulf

    Partner

  • Sven Demeulemeester

    Partner

  • Esther Soetens

    Counsel

  • Emma Van Caenegem

    Counsel

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At ALTIUS, we look at your business from two different angles: legal
practice and industry sector. Our teams of specialised lawyers are
additionally grouped into dedicated, cross-specialty, industry-focused
teams. Whether you are looking for a dedicated legal specialist or a
team of industry insiders, at ALTIUS, we got your legal issue covered.

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At ALTIUS, we believe business is always personal. That’s why we’re so much more than just great lawyers; we are team players and relationship builders. Combining legal excellence with passion, optimism, and good judgement, we bring a fresh perspective and genuine commitment. Whatever your legal challenges, we think in new ways and find innovative solutions.

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