Tags: Employment

March 21, 2022

Posting allowance or cost allowance: an often subtle difference with important consequences

According to the Posted Workers Directive, an employer must pay a posted worker the correct mandatory remuneration as applies in the host country. P

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March 10, 2022

Directors with a non-remunerated corporate mandate can now be exempted from the professional card obligation in the Flemish region

Non-EEA nationals practising self-employed activities in Belgium must apply for a professional card, unless they can benefit from a legal exemption.

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February 21, 2022

The Belgian government’s ‘Labour Deal’: what employers can expect

On 15 February 2022, the Belgian federal government reached an agreement on the ‘Labour Deal’, i.e. a package of measures that aims to get more people into work and have a better work-life balance for employees.

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December 21, 2021

Webinar Video | Help! … my employee has privacy rights in the workplace

privacy rights in the workplace: employment webinar

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November 26, 2021

New salary increases in Joint Committee n°200

On 18 November 2021, the social partners within the general Joint Committee for white-collar employees (JC 200) signed a sector-level agreement regarding the implementation of the wage norm. Besides a wage increase of 0.4%, the agreement also provides for a corona premium and an increase in the commuting allowance.

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November 22, 2021

Teleworking mandatory once again!

In view of the worsening epidemic situation, the government has decided to make telework compulsory again. As of 20 November 2021, all workers are obliged to telework, unless the worker’s role or the continuity of business operations does not allow for teleworking.

The employer may arrange for occasions on which workers can return to the office, but these ‘moments of return’ must be limited to one day per week between 20 November and 12 December 2021. From 13 December 2021, workers may work 2 days per week in the office.

The monitoring of compulsory telework is twofold: (i) the employer must provide a worker working in the office with a certificate or other supporting document attesting that his/her presence in the workplace is needed, and (ii) employers will, once again, be obliged to monthly register the ‘non-teleworkable functions’ within their company through the online portal of the National Social Security Office.

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October 11, 2021

Reconciling intra-group posting set-ups with the Belgian employee lending restrictions: a Brussels court decision provides guidance

When posting employees to Belgium, foreign employers as well as Belgian host companies must be aware of the employee lending restrictions.

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September 30, 2021

Webinar Video | Employment Webinar: Help! I want to dismiss my employee

ALTIUS employment lawyers, Philippe De Wulf and Astrid Caporali, present selected topics and new developments by going step-by-step through an HR-professional’s typical thought-process when considering dismissing someone.

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ALTIUS introduces PREAVIZ, your online severance calculator!

ALTIUS introduces PREAVIZ, your online severance calculator!

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September 9, 2021

Will employers in Flanders soon be able to organise Covid-19 vaccinations in the workplace?

When the vaccination campaign was launched in Belgium, it was intended, in a second phase, that this should also take place within companies. However, to date, vaccinations in the workplace have not been possible. This is now going to change in the Flemish region where the Flemish Government has developed a framework for vaccinations in the workplace via the occupational doctor. However, this option will not apply to all employers.

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June 25, 2021

FAQ for employers: Installing electric charging stations at an employee’s home residence.

The installation of electric charging station at an employee’s home residence triggers some practical questions, both from an employment and a regulatory perspective. We listed and answered them for you in the below top 10 Q&A.

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June 17, 2021

Webinar Video | Employment Webinar: Telework 2.0 – The New Normal?

Our Employment team discuss some legal and practical telework-related questions that employers and HR-managers have to cope with today.

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