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IP Rights, Collaborative Projects and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Socially Responsible Approach Should Not Impair Sound Business Judgment

IP Rights, Collaborative Projects and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Socially Responsible Approach Should Not Impair Sound Business Judgment
29/05/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only been a catalyst for innovation, it has also changed the way innovation occurs. Reference can be made to the multiple collective efforts to research and produce vaccines, develop diagnostics devices, protective materials, etc

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Mrs. Anneleen Van de Meulebroucke
Ms. Justine De Meersman

3, 2, 1 … Gegevensbescherming in België
29/05/2020

Eerder deze week, op 25 mei 2020, vierde de Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming (AVG) haar tweede verjaardag. Op 25 mei 2018 trad het privacy-paradepaardje van de Europese Unie in werking

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UPDATE – Do employees still benefit from death coverage or an accrual of pension rights when temporarily unemployed due to Covid-19?

UPDATE – Do employees still benefit from death coverage or an accrual of pension rights when temporarily unemployed due to Covid-19?
29/05/2020

What is the impact of Covid-19 on the accrual of occupational pension rights and on death coverage? The Law of 7 May 2020 obliges employers to review and adapt their strategy accordingly and communicate to employees their continued entitlement (or not) to those benefits.

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Covid-maatregelen: tijdelijke carry-back en wederopbouwreserve

Covid-maatregelen: tijdelijke carry-back en wederopbouwreserve
28/05/2020

Met een voorontwerp van wet wenst de regering in het licht van de covid-19 pandemie bijkomende fiscale ondersteuning te bieden met het oog op het vrijwaren van de liquiditeits- en solvabiliteitspositie van vennootschappen (en ondernemers-natuurlijke personen). Samengevat, zullen vennootschappen (en ondernemers-natuurlijke personen) met een eerste maatregel de verliezen, geleden in 2020 kunnen aanrekenen op hun vroegere winsten over 2019 (vandaar de term “carry-back”) en zullen zij desgevallend recht hebben op de terugbetaling van hun voorafbetalingen over 2019. Met een tweede maatregel wordt aan ondernemingen de mogelijkheid gegeven om hun eigen vermogen op een fiscaal vriendelijke manier te herstellen.

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Update COVID-19 and cross-border employment: Belgium and Luxembourg agree on home working

Update COVID-19 and cross-border employment: Belgium and Luxembourg agree on home working
28/05/2020

Belgium has recently concluded mutual agreements with the Netherlands, Germany and France regarding a “force majeure” approach for cross-border workers. An agreement with Luxembourg was still missing. However, the Belgian government has now published the Belgian-Luxembourg agreement recognising the ‘force majeure’ character of the COVID-19 health crisis and introducing a general tolerance with respect to the home working days spent by cross-border workers, solely due to the COVID-19 measures taken by the Belgian or Luxembourg government.

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COVID-19: The Latest HR Developments in Belgium

COVID-19: The Latest HR Developments in Belgium
28/05/2020

COVID-19 continues to dominate the HR news. Recently, the Belgian government introduced some legislative changes, both to address an existing discrepancy and to respond to some developing needs of employers and employees. In particular, there are three new rules which may be of interest to companies with employees in Belgium.

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COVID-19 – IP Offices take measures to face the pandemic – Update 26 May

COVID-19 – IP Offices take measures to face the pandemic – Update 26 May
28/05/2020

Update 26 May 2020  |  The COVID-19 pandemic is progressing worldwide. In an effort to control its expansion, public authorities have taken restrictive measures that impact both people and companies on their territory. In this context, IP Offices have adopted decisions 

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Belastingvrije vrijwillige overuren essentiële sectoren & aanvullende vergoedingen SWT bij werkhervatting, tijdelijke verhoging toegelaten studenteninkomsten (UPDATE)

Belastingvrije vrijwillige overuren essentiële sectoren & aanvullende vergoedingen SWT bij werkhervatting, tijdelijke verhoging toegelaten studenteninkomsten (UPDATE)
27/05/2020

De reeds aangekondigde 120 bijkomende overuren in de kritische sectoren zullen een tijdelijk belastingvrijstelling genieten. Eveneens een tijdelijke belastingvrijstelling voor aanvullende swt-vergoedingen bij werkhervatting in de vitale sectoren.

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Mr. Dirk Van Gerven

How Silent Is the Silent Partnership
27/05/2020

The silent partnership does not exist as a distinct corporate form in the new Code of Companies and Associations (CCA). This type of entity is now a variation on the general partnership.

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Should health and life insurers use the data collected by health-related apps?

Should health and life insurers use the data collected by health-related apps?
26/05/2020

With the generalisation of health-related apps, health and life insurers are keen to use the collected data to improve the accuracy of their insureds’ profiles. This trend raises important questions in terms of privacy but also in terms of risks mutualisation in society.

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