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

Advocaat-stagiair arbeidsrecht
Claeys & Engels - 28/05/2019

Claeys & Engels zoekt een advocaat-stagiair (m/v, met of zonder ervaring) voor ons kantoor in Brussel.

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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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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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Part-time employees: the long-awaited Royal Decree

For 30 years, the Programme Act of 22 December 1989 has provided for the possibility for the part-time employee to submit a request to the employer for full-time employment or another, whether or not additional, part-time employment that increases the weekly working time of the employment. It was up to the King to stipulate the terms, conditions and other detailed rules of the obligations that fall on the employer in this respect

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Unemployment with company allowance scheme

Since the period of validity of the collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) concluded for the period 2017-2018 expired on 31 December 2018, the National Labour Council (NLC) had to modify the existing framework CBAs in order to give the specific and exceptional schemes access to the Unemployment with Company Allowance (UCA) scheme for employees under 62 years.

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Wat moet u weten over de sociale verkiezingen 2020?

Van 11 tot 24 mei 2020 vinden de volgende sociale verkiezingen plaats. Op welke nieuwigheden moet jouw organisatie zich voorbereiden? Olivier Wouters, advocaat-vennoot bij Claeys & Engels, zet ze even op een rijtje.

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