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

Manager :

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

Press :

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Claeys & Engels

Avocat-stagiaire - Liège
Claeys & Engels - 02/04/2020

CLAEYS & ENGELS recherche un avocat-stagiairepour son cabinet de Liège

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Advocaat-stagiair (m/v) - Hasselt
Claeys & Engels - 30/03/2020

CLAEYS & ENGELS is op zoek naar een advocaat-stagiair voor ons kantoor in HASSELT.

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Professional Support Lawyer
Claeys & Engels - 18/03/2020

Claeys & Engels zoekt een Professional Support Lawyer (m/v).

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Advocaat-stagiair arbeidsrecht
Claeys & Engels - 01/03/2020

Claeys & Engels zoekt een advocaat-stagiair (m/v) voor ons kantoor in Brussel. Kandidaten voor een stage in één van onze regionale kantoren...

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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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Inger Verhelst is new partner at Claeys & Engels

Inger Verhelst practises various aspects of labour law and social security law.

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Chambers Europe, 2009 Edition: Claeys & Engels is top ranked for employment law in Belgium

Chambers Europe, 2009 Edition

Claeys & Engels is top ranked for employment law in Belgium.
Top rankings for Thierry Claeys, Chris Engels, Bart Vanschoebeke, Olivier Debray and Patrick Maerten.

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Aanvullingen bij uitkeringen voor tijdelijke werkloosheid - RSZ preciseert de berekeningswijze

In het kader van de coronacrisis voorzien veel werkgevers in de betaling van een aanvulling om tijdelijk werkloze werknemers te compenseren voor loonverlies. De RSZ heeft zopas in haar “Instructies” de voorwaarden gepreciseerd waaronder een dergelijke aanvulling vrijgesteld is van sociale zekerheidsbijdragen.

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GDPR : Best wishes to employees: consent required?

As the new year has arrived, the question arises as to whether companies may send their employees New Year’s wishes to their private home address (or e-mail or telephone number) in order to appreciation for their personal commitment. And can employees’ birthdays be registered in order to surprise them with flowers or a birthday card?

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Consent to cookies : The Court of Justice has ruled!

In a judgment dated 1 October 2019, the European Court of Justice has ruled that the authorisation of cookies presupposes an active action on the part of the users. Default marked checkboxes are therefore not allowed.

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Newsflash GDPR : Guidelines for the processing of personal data through video devices

On 10 July 2019, the European Data Protection Board or “EDPB”, the advisory body in which all national supervisory authorities are represented, adopted its provisional guidelines on the processing of personal data through video devices.

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