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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Additional and extended employment law support measures due to the Covid-19 pandemic

On 13 April, the Act of 2 April 2021 on temporary support measures due to the Covid-19 pandemic was published in the Belgian State Gazette.

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Can employers ban the wearing of a headscarf?

A neutral dress code does not constitute direct discrimination, nor does it constitute indirect discrimination on the basis of religion

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Periods of stand-by time and working time

The Court of Justice of the European Union clarifies the determining criteria as to when a period of stand-by time according to a stand-by system is, in its entirety, working time: only when it follows from an overall assessment of all the circumstances of the case that the constraints imposed on workers objectively and very significantly affect their ability to manage their free time during that period.

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Business immigration: new substantive rules in the Flemish Region as of 1 March 2021

With the Decree of 8 January 2021, the Flemish Region introduces more flexibility into its migration policy so that employers have a wider range of options for employing third-country nationals in Flanders.

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