Labour law


Brexit - 3 months into 2021 - recap on immigration and social security

Brexit - 3 months into 2021 - recap on immigration and social security
21/04/2021

With effect as of 1 January 2021, the coordination rules on social security for new cross-border employment situations between the UK and the EU are laid down in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which includes a Protocol on Social Security Coordination

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

Additional and extended employment law support measures due to the Covid-19 pandemic
16/04/2021

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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Do's and Don'ts for employers regarding COVID-19  vaccintation

Do's and Don'ts for employers regarding COVID-19 vaccintation
13/04/2021

The Belgian government’s vaccination campaign is finally coming up-to-speed. Employers are also eager to rapidly have a large number of their workers vaccinated to be able to work in a safe and healthy environment and resume business as usual.

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CSSF circular on governance and security requirements for teleworking

CSSF circular on governance and security requirements for teleworking
13/04/2021

On 9 April 2021, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (the « CSSF »), the Luxembourg financial supervisory authority, adopted a circular 20/769 on governance and security requirements for supervised entities to perform tasks or activities through telework (the “Circular”)

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Covid-19: New law grants vaccination leave to employees

Covid-19: New law grants vaccination leave to employees
12/04/2021

On 25 March 2021, the Federal Parliament passed a law introducing vaccination leave. Under this law, employees who wish to get a vaccine during their working hours are entitled to leave without loss of pay.

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Can employers ban the wearing of a headscarf?

Can employers ban the wearing of a headscarf?
12/04/2021

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

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Brexit - Temporary support measures for undertakings in economic difficulties

Brexit - Temporary support measures for undertakings in economic difficulties
09/04/2021

In light of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union on 1 January 2021 (‘Brexit’), undertakings in economic difficulties can apply for several temporary support measures

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Stand-by time outside of the workplace to be considered as working time? ECJ gives guidelines in 2 recent judgments

Stand-by time outside of the workplace to be considered as working time? ECJ gives guidelines in 2 recent judgments
05/04/2021

In the Matzak case, the ECJ ruled that the stand-by periods that could be spent at home but with a duty for the employee to reach the workplace within 8 minutes if called upon must be regarded as working time

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Whistleblowing – A Guide to Compliance: Part 2

Whistleblowing – A Guide to Compliance: Part 2
02/04/2021

 A Guide to Compliance is intended to provide companies with a practical guide to help them comply with their obligations under the EU Whistleblower Directive.

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Breaking news: Belgian state held liable for incorrect implementation of European Directive 2001/23/EC

Breaking news: Belgian state held liable for incorrect implementation of European Directive 2001/23/EC
02/04/2021

In a judgment on 24 March 2021, the Labour Court of Antwerp, Division Hasselt, ordered the Belgian State to pay a compensation to an employee who was not taken over within the framework of a judicial reorganisation by transfer under judicial supervision.

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