Employment

Employment law in Belgium is extremely technical and complicated. ALTIUS’ Employment team helps clients navigate through complex labour laws, offering integrated solutions for a wide range of day-to-day employment-related concerns, as well as for transactional and restructuring work.

We seek - by listening to you - to understand your business and the market in which you operate. This approach enables us to provide advice in a manner that is both practical and relevant for your business. We help our clients make appropriate, strategic choices in often challenging circumstances.

While our first objective is to help you anticipate - and prevent - legal risks, we also have extensive employment-related litigation experience.

We function as a fully integrated law firm because we believe that this structure benefits our clients. The co-operation with the benefits & compensations team of the tax firm, Tiberghien, facilitates an integrated approach to HR matters and offers our clients a clear competitive advantage.

How we can help

  • Mediation in employment disputes and litigation work in employment matters
  • Assistance with insourcing, outsourcing and co-sourcing projects in various industry sectors
  • Benefits and compensation, in collaboration with Tiberghien, the international tax law firm
  • Collective labour law (negotiating and drafting collective labour agreements; handling collective disputes (including strikes); information and consultation processes with representative bodies)
  • Corporate compliance and audits (“whistle blowing”, data protection and privacy issues, bribery and ethical codes, etc.)
  • Cross-border employment situations (international employment contracts, social security and the tax aspects of international employment situations), including immigration compliance (A1 forms, LIMOSA declaration, permits)
  • Dealing with the social inspection services
  • Drafting employee handbooks and employment-related company policies
  • Employment issues (collective or individual) related to the transfer of a business, sale or the purchase of businesses or parts of businesses as well as cross border mergers
  • Hiring and firing (including structuring of employment)
  • Pensions law
  • Service agreements, combinations of corporate mandates with service agreements or employment contracts, the issues surrounding “false” independents
  • Workforce restructuring, including collective and multiple dismissals as well as closures of companies or parts of companies

 

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