Tags: Employment

November 12, 2019

Whistleblowing employees soon to be protected against retaliation measures?

The Whistleblower Directive is a minimum level directive and must be implemented within 2 years after it enters into force (which as of today’s date is not yet the case).

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October 30, 2019

Social elections 2020: Homeworkers can vote from their ‘home office’

More and more employees structurally work from home (with fixed homeworking days). Assuming the social elections date falls on an employee’s regular homeworking day, such an employee no longer needs to go to the company premises to vote. Due to some changes in the 2020 Social Elections Act of 4 April 2019, it is now possible to vote electronically from home.

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July 2, 2019

Has the Supreme Court confirmed the NSSO’s position regarding share related benefits granted by a foreign parent company?

Has the Supreme Court confirmed the NSSO’s position regarding share related benefits granted by a foreign parent company?

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May 21, 2019

2020 social elections: arrange for an exemption from keeping a register of temporary workers

Companies employing more than 100 employees can obtain an exemption from the obligation to keep a register of temporary workers (i.e. an annex to the general personnel register) if, by 30 May 2019 at the latest, they arrange for a unanimous declaration from the Works Council that the company does indeed employ more than 100 employees and this declaration is recorded in the minutes of the works council meeting.

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May 16, 2019

Will employers be obliged to set up a working time recording system?

In its recent judgment of 14 May 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has held that EU Member States must oblige employers to set up a working time recording system for recording the time worked each day by each worker.

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May 10, 2019

Better protection for teleworkers from occupational accidents

In a working world with rapid technological change and in which mobility is an increasing issue, telework is increasingly seen as a viable option and so more employees are demanding the opportunity to work remotely as part of their “employment package”.

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April 15, 2019

NSSO follows the Tax Ruling Commission’s position: warrants may not exceed 20% of the employee’s regular gross salary package

In 2018 the Tax Ruling Commission ruled that the grant of warrants may not exceed 20% of an employee’s gross annual salary in order to qualify as options (as set out above). The National Social Security Office (NSSO) has confirmed that it is applying the same criterion when determining whether such warrants qualify as salary, which trigger the payment of social security contributions.

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March 28, 2019

Important financial impact for equity incentives expected in the life sciences industry

In the life-sciences industry, many employees benefit from equity incentives granted by the parent company.

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March 22, 2019

Secondment in the construction sector: 10 key considerations

This article highlights the most notable obligations and corresponding liabilities for secondment in the construction sector.

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February 6, 2019

The 2020 social elections: should we already be doing something now?

In 2020, most probably between 11 and 24 May, all employers employing at least 50 workers (for the Health & Safety Committee) or on average 100 workers (for the Works Council) must organise new social elections to elect the employee representatives sitting on these consultative bodies.

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January 25, 2019

Your salary in bitcoin: reality or sci-fi?

Can a salary be paid out in a cryptocurrency?

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Employment pitfalls for work at offshore sites in Belgium’s Exclusive Economic Zone

Employing workers assigned to offshore projects in Belgium’s exclusive economic zone (or EEZ) triggers complex questions regarding the applicable employment, H&S, social security, and immigration regimes.

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