Claeys & Engels

Boulevard du Souverain 280
1160 Auderghem

Our Profile 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. Our Service Commitment YOUR PERSPECTIVE + OUR APPROACH = REAL RESULTS Our Complimentary Client Services We want to keep our clients abreast of legal developments related to human resources. Our People Claeys & Engels selects its lawyers from the major universities and many have higher degrees from foreign universities. To further develop their skills, the firm arranges intensive in-house training sessions. Our History Claeys & Engels was established officially on the 1st of January 2001 by Thierry Claeys & Chris Engels and some of their partners at the time including Pieter Smedts, Eric Carlier, Olivier Debray, Luc Bihain, Jean-Paul Lacomble, Henri-François Lenaerts, Ann Witters, Bart Adriaens, An Van Damme and Bart Vanschoebeke. Our Offices We have offices in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Hasselt, Kortrijk and Liège.

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Corporate | Commercial | Economic
Social | Work

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Recruiter :

Mrs. Sandra Handelberg (Human Ressources)
Tel: +32 (0) 2 761 46 38
Fax: +32 (0) 2 761 47 00

Manager :

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

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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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Voting rights for your temporary agency workers? Start mapping them as of 1 August 2019.

For the social elections of 2020, the legislator has provided that temporary agency workers will have voting rights in your company if they meet the seniority conditions that will apply as of 1 August 2019.

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Newsflash GDPR: Storage periods

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the same periods of retention of personal data apply as before. The basic principle remains that personal data may not be kept longer than is necessary for the purposes of the processing (the so-called “storage limitation”). How long this is exactly should be assessed on a case-by-case basis depending on the processing activity.

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Compensation employees' professional mileage: the maximum amount of compensation has increased

As from 1 July 2019, the maximum amount of the fixed mileage compensation is set at EUR 0.3653 per kilometer. This is an increase of the amount, which was EUR 0.3573 until 30 June 2019.

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Changes to special leave

The Royal Decree of 5 May 2019 amending various provisions concerning special leave enters into force on 1 June 2019. It introduces more flexibility for parental leave, leave for palliative care and leave for medical assistance to a seriously sick member of the household or family.

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