Tags: Employment

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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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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