Claeys & Engels

Boulevard du Souverain 280
1160 Auderghem

At Claeys & Engels, we offer a full range of legal services in all areas concerning human resources. We like to think that what sets us apart is how we partner with our clients and accomplish results that matter to our client's business.

Each question is dealt with by a specialist team of lawyers experienced both in providing advice and in litigation.

In addition, our lawyers can draft and implement with you, internal policies and codes of conduct that dovetail with your human resources policy.

Our office is the first specialist law firm offering a full service to both national and international clients on all aspects of human capital. In view of the growing internationalisation of the economy, Claeys & Engels is actively participating in a specialist international alliance, Ius Laboris.

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Practices details :

Social Law, Labour Law

Tax, Corporate Pensions

Claeys & Engels has offices in:

  • Brussels
  • Antwerp
  • Ghent
  • Liège
  • Kortrijk
  • Hasselt

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Recruiter :

Mrs. Laurie Robert (HR Assistant)
Tel: 32 (0) 2 761 46 33
Fax: +32 (0)2 761 47 00
[email protected]

Manager :

Mr. Olivier Wouters (Managing Partner)
Tel: +32 (0) 2 761 46 24
Fax: +32 (0)2 761 47 00
[email protected]

Press :

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Corona unemployment regime is possible again for all companies

All companies wanting to introduce the regime of temporary unemployment due to the coronavirus can resort again to the flexible regime of temporary unemployment due to corona force majeure

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Vlerick survey on business practice & opinions related to reward taxation

Claeys & Engels has a long-standing cooperation with the Vlerick Centre for Excellence in Strategic Rewards. We regularly participate in the activities of the Centre focusing on legal and tax aspects of compensation and benefits. 

In this regard, we want to investigate with Vlerick the opinions and experiences of companies related to the current taxation and social security treatment of different reward instruments in Belgium.

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Claeys & Engels appoints a new Counsel

As of 1 January 2019, Stephanie Raets has become counsel within Claeys & Engels.

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Claeys & Engels appoints new Counsel

Claeys & Engels is pleased to announce that as of 1 January 2017, Ward Bouciqué has become counsel within Claeys & Engels. On a daily basis Ward renders legal and strategic advice to employers with regard to all aspects of individual and collective employment/labour law. Ward has specific interest and knowledge in topics such as restructuring, employment contracts, hiring, policies, redundancies, false self-employment, protected workers, social elections and transfer of undertaking (TUPE).

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Unilateral modification of an essential element of the employment contract

Recent decision of the Supreme Court: no more balance of interests when assessing whether a unilateral modification of an essential element of the employment contract is acceptable or not.

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New headscarf ruling from the European Court of Justice

On 15 July 2021, the European Court of Justice ruled in two German cases that a neutral dress code in the workplace does not constitute either direct or indirect discrimination based on religion or belief

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Bereavement leave is soon to be extended and made more flexible

On 17 June 2021, a bill was passed in Parliament to extend and ease bereavement leave in the event of the death of a partner or a child. The aim of this law is, in a medical sense, to allow sufficient time for a natural and normal grieving process.

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Communication in response to employee departures: limit yourself to the essentials

In the context of the execution of an employment contract, an employer is permitted to inform its employees about the mere fact that an employment contract was terminated.

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