Webinar Video | Help! The manager is (also) a board member
Directorships raise many practical questions regarding labour law and social security, especially when such a directorship is combined with another function within the company, such as taking care of day-to-day management or fulfilling a role such as CFO or HR manager.
Also from a corporate law perspective, subjects such as a director’s duties and liabilities are high on many companies’ agenda.
That is why ALTIUS’ Employment Team and ALTIUS’ Corporate Team are presenting a joint webinar that addresses this topic from both angles. ALTIUS’ employment lawyers, Isabelle Timmerman, Astrid Caporali and Annabel Coopman and ALTIUS’ corporate lawyer Sheena Belmans, will guide you through this versatile topic during our next webinar.
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