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Mrs. Marga Caproni

Belgium’s largest Joint Committee reaches a new agreement on employment and working conditions – deadlines for employers to act are tight!
29/11/2021

Against the background of industrial unrest in other sectors, the social partners of Joint Committee 200 –the Committee representing the largest number of employees in the country, more than 480.000 in total – have quietly come to an agreement on employment and working conditions. The most important provisions of the agreement are summarized within this post.

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Covid-19: the return of mandatory remote work

Covid-19: the return of mandatory remote work
22/11/2021

Now Belgium is in the midst of a fourth wave of Covid-19 infections, the Government has decided to take stricter measures, including the reintroduction of mandatory remote or telework for 4 (and later 3) days a week.

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Mrs. Marga Caproni

Belgium imposes tighter Covid measures (including an obligation to work from home again)
22/11/2021

In the wave of sunny optimism following the roll-out of our vaccination programme this spring-summer, few people in Belgium had anticipated that the Covid situation would worsen again, or do so as quickly as it has. And yet the numbers of infections and patients in intensive care are now at an all-time high. New stricter measures were to be expected and were duly announced this week.

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The 2022 Belgian budget round

The 2022 Belgian budget round
08/11/2021

On the 29th October, the council of ministers agreed on the draft program law outlining the 2022 Belgian budget measures. 

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Coronapremie kan worden toegekend sinds 1 augustus 2021

Coronapremie kan worden toegekend sinds 1 augustus 2021
24/09/2021

Sinds 1 augustus 2021 kunnen ondernemingen waar tijdens de crisis goede resultaten zijn behaald, een coronapremie toekennen aan hun personeel vrij van bijdragen en van belastingen.

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Back to (remote) work: new rules for Belgian employers as from September 2021

Back to (remote) work: new rules for Belgian employers as from September 2021
09/09/2021

After 1.5 year of teleworking, the Belgian Coordination Committee (coordination body composed of Federal, regional and community ministers) decided to lift the recommendation to work from home as of 1 September 2021. As a result, many employees are now gradually returning to the office, often on a part-time basis.

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Cross-border employment Belgium-Luxembourg: “24-days” rule becomes “34-days” rule

Cross-border employment Belgium-Luxembourg: “24-days” rule becomes “34-days” rule
02/09/2021

On 31 August 2021, the Belgian Prime Minister, Alexander De Croo and the Luxembourg Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, announced a further relaxation of the 24 days rule for a post-COVID-19 “home working” era.

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The reconstitution reserve allows to exempt profits from corporate tax

The reconstitution reserve allows to exempt profits from corporate tax
30/08/2021

The so-called reconstitution reserve is part of the additional economic, tax and financial measures to soften the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and supports companies to restore their equity level and safeguard sufficient cash flow and solvability in the years to come.

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Belgian Ultimate Beneficial Owner Register: deadline for uploading supporting documents expires August 31, 2021

Belgian Ultimate Beneficial Owner Register: deadline for uploading supporting documents expires August 31, 2021
26/08/2021

All Belgian companies, foundations, non-profit organizations, fiduciaries and trusts must submit information about their ultimate beneficial owners to the Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBO) register. In addition, reporting entities are now required to upload proof that the information on the UBO register is adequate, accurate and up-to-date.

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Mrs. Marga Caproni

Returning to the workplace – Part 5: working time for teleworkers
23/08/2021

In this fifth and final episode of our Working from Home series, we will dive into the less explored topic of working time for teleworkers.

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