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

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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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Inger Verhelst is new partner at Claeys & Engels

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

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Social elections 2020

If you have resumed your social elections procedure in the meantime by posting the adapted candidate lists on day X+29, your next procedural step is the posting of the submitted candidate lists on day X+40 (which falls in the period from 27 September up to and including 10 October 2020, depending on your new election date). From that time onwards, strict deadlines apply for filing a complaint or starting judicial proceedings against a candidacy. In some cases, the trade union organisations can put forward a replacement. We list these important dates below.

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Temporary unemployment after 31 August 2020

As explained in our previous newsflash (see our newsflash of 3 July 2020), the conditions for Corona unemployment will be adapted from 1 September 2020. In addition, there will be a transitional scheme for temporary economic unemployment for white-collar workers. In the meantime, the NEO and the FPS Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue have published the necessary documents enabling companies to submit their applications.

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Posting of workers

As from 30 July 2020, the foreign employer must – after the initial posting period of 12 months – comply with a more extensive package of Belgian salary and employment conditions for workers posted to Belgian territory.

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Allocation of consumption vouchers

A Royal Decree published today stipulates that employers may grant their employees so-called consumption vouchers that can be used in establishments belonging to the hospitality, culture and sports sectors. These consumption vouchers will not be considered as remuneration subject to social security contributions provided that the conditions set out in the Royal Decree are complied with.

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