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January 10, 2024

Employers, be aware of the “hidden protection period” kick-off!

The “hidden protection period” is one of the most remarkable features of the social elections process. The hidden protection period is the period during which candidates already benefit from the specific dismissal protection, even though the candidate lists are only being disclosed to the employer 65 days later.

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January 9, 2024

Extension of the Belgian Reconciliation Procedure

Following the Act of 19 December 2023 (published on 27 December 2023), the legislator has introduced a reconciliation procedure in the commercial and labour courts as well as in the courts of appeal.

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January 8, 2024

Three changes in Belgian food law in 2023

In this short article, our food law experts look at two developments in Belgian food law that have taken place in 2023.

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Franchise network benchmark: 5 principles to bear in mind for a good reporting clause

In this blog post, we highlight 5 essential principles that need to be taken into account when drafting a reporting clause for benchmarking purposes that would be considered reasonable, relevant and valid under Belgian law.

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December 21, 2023

The 5 major changes in Belgian pharma law of 2023

In this article, our pharma law experts look back and discuss five noteworthy developments in Belgian pharma law.

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December 20, 2023

X–60: What are your obligations?

In this newsflash, we list your obligations as employer on day x-60 of the Social Elections 2024.

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December 13, 2023

WEBINAR VIDEO | Help… am I still up-to-date with the current trends in labour law?

During this webinar, we guide you through 2023’s highlights, so that you can start 2024 well-prepared and fully-informed.

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December 5, 2023

WEBINAR VIDEO | Geographical Indications for craft and industrial products: navigating the new EU legal framework

During this webinar, Olivier Vrins and Bart Junior Bollen walk you through the new EU Regulation on GIs for craft and industrial products.

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December 4, 2023

Belgium’s Harmonic Discord on related rights

For the first time, the CJEU has been asked to clarify the temporal applicability of the right to “appropriate and proportionate remuneration” laid down in Article 18 of Directive (EU) 2019/790 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market (“DSM Directive”).

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November 30, 2023

New (and final?) chapter in the Esko case: can share-related benefits granted by a foreign parent company now be paid without social security contributions?

In the Esko case regarding Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) granted by a US parent company to certain employees of its Belgian subsidiary, the Belgian Supreme Court overturned the Ghent Labour Court of Appeal’s decision of 20 April 2020.

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Belgium aims for hospitals to increase their biosimilars uptake

Despite many initiatives by the (former) Minister of Health, the uptake of biosimilars in Belgium has remained rather low. In this blog, we summarise the new rules, which apply since 2 October 2023.

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November 27, 2023

Is your company ready for the Whistleblowers Act?

In this blog, we focus on a number of practical points for attention that companies should take into account when setting up an internal reporting channel.

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