Labour law


Temporary unemployment after 31 August 2020

Temporary unemployment after 31 August 2020
10/08/2020

As explained in our previous newsflash (see our newsflash of 3 July 2020), the conditions for Corona unemployment will be adapted from 1 September 2020. In addition, there will be a transitional scheme for temporary economic unemployment for white-collar workers. In the meantime, the NEO and the FPS Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue have published the necessary documents enabling companies to submit their applications.

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Elections sociales 2020 : la procédure reprend en septembre, un accord sur le vote électronique est encore possible

Elections sociales 2020 : la procédure reprend en septembre, un accord sur le vote électronique est encore possible
05/08/2020

Les élections sociales 2020 auront lieu du 16 au 29 novembre. L’organe de concertation ou l’employeur doit communiquer la nouvelle date à X + 29. Un accord sur le vote électronique est toujours encore possible jusque X + 56

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Posting of workers

Posting of workers
29/07/2020

As from 30 July 2020, the foreign employer must – after the initial posting period of 12 months – comply with a more extensive package of Belgian salary and employment conditions for workers posted to Belgian territory.

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Coronavirus : que faire si un de vos travailleurs a passé ses vacances dans une zone à risque ?

Coronavirus : que faire si un de vos travailleurs a passé ses vacances dans une zone à risque ?
28/07/2020

Les mesures corona interdisent tout déplacement non essentiel vers certains pays et certaines régions. En cas de retour de ces zones un test et une mise en quarantaine sont obligatoires. Si le télétravail s’avère impossible aucun salaire ne sera dû.

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Adoption d’une série de mesures de soutien des employeurs et des travailleurs

Adoption d’une série de mesures de soutien des employeurs et des travailleurs
24/07/2020

Malgré la reprise de la vie économique dans la majorité des secteurs, certaines entreprises rencontrent encore d’importantes difficultés financières. Le Gouvernement fédéral a récemment adopté des mesures visant à soutenir employeurs et travailleurs. Nous vous en proposons un aperçu pratique. 

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Coronavirus et télétravail (Update)

Coronavirus et télétravail (Update)
23/07/2020

Le télétravail est recommandé par le gouvernement. Pourtant, jusqu’à présent, la plupart des employeurs n’étaient pas accoutumés à cette forme d’organisation du travail. Nous faisons le point.

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Belgium’s implementation of the new EU Posted Workers Directive: what is the impact for employers posting workers to Belgium?

Belgium’s implementation of the new EU Posted Workers Directive: what is the impact for employers posting workers to Belgium?
20/07/2020

With the Act of 12 June 2020, Belgium is implementing EU Directive 2018/957 amending Directive 96/71/EC on the posting of workers, by providing, amongst others things, adjustments to the Act of 5 March 2002

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Posting of workers: modifications as of 30 July 2020

Posting of workers: modifications as of 30 July 2020
16/07/2020

By Act of 12 June 2020, the legislator transposed the European Directive on the posting of workers (2018/957) in Belgium.

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Social elections 2020 - Extended possibility of electronic voting

Social elections 2020 - Extended possibility of electronic voting
15/07/2020

Companies that did not decide to organise electronic voting in February 2020 will be given a second chance by the legislator to do so. This presupposes an agreement with all trade unions that have put forward candidates. This is also possible if you do not have any consultative bodies as of today. Such an agreement can be concluded at the earliest from day X+36 up to and including the new day X+54, in the period from the end of September up to the end of October 2020, depending on your new election date.

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Impact of temporary unemployment due to COVID-19 on holiday entitlements and year-end premiums

Impact of temporary unemployment due to COVID-19 on holiday entitlements and year-end premiums
14/07/2020

Now that the Council of Ministers extended the simplified procedure of temporary unemployment due to "COVID-19" force majeure until 31 August 2020 for all industries and until the end of the year for industries in difficulties, the question arises what the impact will be on the accrual of future holiday and year-end premium entitlements.

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