Labour law


Mr. Alexander Vandenbergen
Mr. Jan Hofkens

Un employeur peut-il obliger ses employés à présenter un Covid Safe ticket ?
15/10/2021

En Belgique, il est entre-temps légalement possible d'imposer un Covid Safe ticket comme condition d'entrée ou de participation. A Bruxelles, il est obligatoire à partir d'aujourd'hui, 15 octobre 2021 (et actuellement jusqu'au 14 janvier 2022, sous réserve de prolongation)

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Reconciling intra-group posting set-ups with the Belgian employee lending restrictions: a Brussels court decision provides guidance

Reconciling intra-group posting set-ups with the Belgian employee lending restrictions: a Brussels court decision provides guidance
13/10/2021

When posting employees to Belgium, foreign employers as well as Belgian host companies must be aware of the employee lending restrictions. 

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Unilateral modification of an essential element of the employment contract

Unilateral modification of an essential element of the employment contract
08/10/2021

Recent decision of the Supreme Court: no more balance of interests when assessing whether a unilateral modification of an essential element of the employment contract is acceptable or not.

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Als ik nog geen vijf minuten tijd heb...

Als ik nog geen vijf minuten tijd heb...
08/10/2021

Is een rustpauze arbeidstijd? Natuurlijk niet, zullen de meesten als antwoord geven. Het juiste antwoord is (zoals zo vaak het geval is): het hangt ervan af.

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Will employers in Flanders soon be able to organise Covid-19 vaccinations in the workplace?

Will employers in Flanders soon be able to organise Covid-19 vaccinations in the workplace?
28/09/2021

When the vaccination campaign was launched in Belgium, it was intended, in a second phase, that this should also take place within companies.

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Wage increase margin 2021-2022 and pension harmonisation. Two summer measures that (almost) went unnoticed

Wage increase margin 2021-2022 and pension harmonisation. Two summer measures that (almost) went unnoticed
23/09/2021

The summer of 2021 has proved exceptional in that it produced a surfeit of employment-related measures. A Royal Decree of 30 July 2021 set the maximum margin for salary cost increases for the period 2021-2022 at 0.4%. Two weeks earlier, employer and employee representative organisations within the National Labour Council entered into no fewer than 10 collective bargaining agreements, covering such topics as temporary unemployment, unemployment with company benefits (so-called “bridging pension”) and supplementary pensions.

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European Court of Justice takes position justifying prohibitions on showing visible signs

European Court of Justice takes position justifying prohibitions on showing visible signs
10/09/2021

On 15 July 2021 the European Court of Justice ruled that employers may legally prohibit employees from wearing any visible signs of political, philosophical or religious beliefs at work if they can prove that they need to appear neutral in front of their clients or need to avoid social conflicts.

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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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Directors of regulated firms can no longer be bound by an employment contract

Directors of regulated firms can no longer be bound by an employment contract
31/08/2021

Until recently, directors of regulated firms were permitted to serve as directors on a self-employed basis and, at the same time, to perform their operational functions as employees. Those days are now over. This change has involved a number of stages.

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Returning to the workplace – Part 5: working time for teleworkers

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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