Tags: Employment

October 13, 2022

Belgium’s implementation of the EU Directive on the posting of drivers in the road transport sector: What is the impact for employers posting drivers to and from Belgium?

With the Act of 19 June 2022, Belgium has implemented EU Directive 2020/1057 on the posting of drivers, by providing, amongst other things, adjustments to the Posting Act of 5 March 20021. Not only foreign posting employers are impacted as the Act of 19 June 2022 has also introduced a new information obligation for Belgian […]

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October 10, 2022

Re-integration track 2.0: key changes at a glance

You will probably have already heard about the new ‘re-integration track 2.0’ for sick employees that entered into force on 1 October 2022 and that also applies to ongoing tracks. Discover below an overview of the key changes, which is presented in a convenient slide format.

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October 5, 2022

The Labour Deal is now a ‘done deal’!

It has been long overdue… the Belgian Parliament finally approved the so-called Labour Deal last week. This ‘deal’ includes – amongst other things – the four-day work week, the introduction of ‘transition paths’ during which workers can already start working for another employer during their notice period, redeployment measures and the workers’ right to be […]

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September 15, 2022

The rise of Employers of Record (EOR) on the Belgian labour market: a new opportunity for foreign employers expanding their business in Belgium?

Since the Covid-19 pandemic hybrid working models have become the ‘new normal’. Although this development has undoubtedly triggered challenges for employers, it has also created opportunities. The pool of candidates for filling an open vacancy has expanded substantially as nothing impedes an employer from ‘crossing the border’ to find the most suitable employee-candidate (and vice […]

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September 8, 2022

Saturday is no longer a working day from 1 January 2023

Although the vast majority of companies work from Monday to Friday, Belgian labour law still attaches great importance to Saturdays. When the Employment Contracts Act refers to “working days” (e.g. the three-working day period for a dismissal for just cause or the registered letter serving notice that takes effect on the third working day after […]

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August 19, 2022

A new special social security contribution should discourage companies from excessively using successive daily temporary agency work contracts from 1 january 2023

On 19 July 2022, the National Labour Council’s social partners proposed introducing a new responsibility mechanism to financially penalise companies that make excessive use of successive daily temporary agency (“interim”) work contracts (SDC): if the SDC number exceeds a certain threshold during a semester, then the company-user will have to pay a special social security contribution.

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July 28, 2022

Are foreign employers who post workers to Belgium obliged to proceed with a DIMONA obligation: what has the Belgian Supreme Court said (or rather not said)?

In a ruling of 19 April 2022, the Belgian Supreme Court decided that an A1-certificate issued by a competent foreign authority to a posted worker does not exclude compliance with the DIMONA obligation.

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July 13, 2022

The Belgian Government’s ‘labour deal’: the final draft of the bill is presented to Parliament

As announced and presented in our blog of 21 February 2022, the Belgian government reached an agreement in February 2022 on the ‘Labour Deal’, which is a package of measures seeking to get more people into work and to achieve a better work-life balance for employees.

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June 21, 2022

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.

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May 25, 2022

End of the vigilance phase in the workplace as from 11 may 2022: back to business as usual?

Starting from 11 May 2022, several obligations regarding preventing Covid-19’s spread in the workplace will no longer apply.

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April 5, 2022

Back to the (pre-pandemic) future … but not for employers?

Even though telework is no longer mandatory or recommended and almost all Covid-19 prevention measures in shops, restaurants and public life in general have been removed, employers should still take certain prevention measures in the workplace to guarantee that their employees can work safely during the current stage of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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March 29, 2022

Webinar Video | Help, my employee wants to work in a flexible way!

Over the past two years, HR professionals have focused on finding solutions to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. So teleworking, flexibility, employee mental well-being have been issues high on many employers’ agendas

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