Webinar Video | Employment Webinar: Telework 2.0 – The New Normal?
During this Employment Webinar Esther Soetens, Emma Van Caenegem and Mathilde de Foestraets will discuss some legal and practical telework-related questions that employers and HR-managers have to cope with today.
We also welcome Ms Valérie Vervliet, Advisor in the Department Regulations Well-being at Work, part of the General Direction Humanisering van de Arbeid/ Direction Générale Humanisation du Travail, of the Employment Ministry and Mr Thomas Hagenaers, Regional HR Leader EMEAI, Ascend, who will share some best practices and their own experiences.
The reformed recognition procedure for dock workers… the end of a legal battle?
A new Royal Decree of 21 December 2022 substantially changes the recognition procedure for dock workers. This Royal Decree was issued in the aftermath of a long-standing legal battle initiated by two major players in the sector that challenged the very specific Belgian legislation on dock workers. Although the principle that dock work can only be carried out by recognised dock workers fully remains in place, the application process to become a recognised dock worker should now become (more) objective, non-discriminatory and transparent.Read on
Abolition of the reorientation indemnity’s (partial) reimbursement: a (significant) additional cost for employers conducting a collective lay-off
Employees terminated in the frame of a collective lay-off may participate in a redeployment cell, which helps them to find new employment. Any participating employee is entitled to a monthly reorientation indemnity equal to his/her salary inclusive benefits during a period of 3 or 6 months. The employer pays the reorientation indemnity. Until very recently, an employer could obtain a reimbursement from the unemployment office (“RVA”/“Onem”) for the amount of the reorientation indemnity exceeding the statutory indemnity in lieu of notice.Read on
Draft Belgian Whistleblowing Act now adopted in Parliament!
The draft Belgian Act on whistleblowing for the private sector, which transposes EU Directive 2019/1937 (‘the Whistleblowing Directive’) into national legislation, has finally been adopted in Parliament. The Act still has to be published in the Belgian State Gazette and will enter into force 2 months after its publication.Read on