LABOUR & SOCIAL SECURITY LAW


New Belgian DPA decision: employee consent sometimes works

New Belgian DPA decision: employee consent sometimes works
18/11/2020

Yes, employee consent is possible in certain circumstances – but do not assume old processing activities fully comply. That, in summary, was the position of the Belgian Data Protection Authority (BDPA) in a decision of 9 November 2020 of its Litigation Chamber following a complaint by an individual against its employer, a Belgian hospital. 

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Attention points for retail sector employers considering dismissing employees for economic or technical reasons

Attention points for retail sector employers considering dismissing employees for economic or technical reasons
18/11/2020

As the retail sector is one of the sectors most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, employers within it might be considering dismissing employees for economic or technical reasons.

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Pouvez-vous licencier un travailleur car il refuse de porter un masque ?

Pouvez-vous licencier un travailleur car il refuse de porter un masque ?
18/11/2020

La Cour du travail d’Anvers a validé le licenciement pour motif grave d’un travailleur refusant de porter son masque sur son lieu de travail.

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Do not forget these employment obligations in December 2020!

Do not forget these employment obligations in December 2020!
17/11/2020

The end of the year is getting closer. To make sure you can start the new year without worrying, we will guide you through these last weeks of 2020 by putting your attention on some last to do’s.​

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ELECTIONS SOCIALES : la loi encadrant les modalités alternatives de vote suite au coronavirus est publiée

ELECTIONS SOCIALES : la loi encadrant les modalités alternatives de vote suite au coronavirus est publiée
16/11/2020

La loi du 4 novembre 2020 portant diverses mesures sociales suite à la pandémie de COVID-19 a été publiée au Moniteur belge le 13 novembre 2020. Cette loi est entrée en vigueur avec effet rétroactif le 14 octobre 2020.

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2020 social elections - It’s time to vote!

2020 social elections - It’s time to vote!
14/11/2020

It’s been a long time coming, but the time to vote in the 2020 social elections is finally here.

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Restructuring: New Recommendations from the National Labor Council – Will They Lead to More Legal Certainty and a Simplification of the Process?

Restructuring: New Recommendations from the National Labor Council – Will They Lead to More Legal Certainty and a Simplification of the Process?
10/11/2020

On October 27, 2020, the National Labor Council (NLC) adopted a new set of recommendations (Advice no. 2.184 – you can find the full text here). These recommendations result from and are in line with the agreement reached by the social partners on December 17, 2019 

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Yet another update on telework!

Yet another update on telework!
06/11/2020

Telework is everywhere at the moment.

Only a few days ago, we informed you of the obligation to telework during this lockdown, except when an employee’s role or the continuity of business operations does not allow for teleworking.

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Prolongation des mesures temporaires de crise de droit passerelle – décisions du Ministre du 16.10.2020 et 23.10.2020

Prolongation des mesures temporaires de crise de droit passerelle – décisions du Ministre du 16.10.2020 et 23.10.2020
05/11/2020

Le Conseil des Ministres a décidé ces 16 et 23 octobre de prolonger les mesures temporaires de crise de droit passerelle.

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Mr. Alexander Vandenbergen
Mr. Jan Hofkens

Nouveau lockdown et mesures renforcées pour les entreprises : conséquences pour les employeurs
04/11/2020

En raison des chiffres alarmants et afin de lutter contre la propagation du virus Covid-19, la Belgique est à nouveau en lockdown depuis le 2 novembre 2020. Les mesures renforcées, telles que contenues dans l’Arrêté Ministériel du 1er novembre 2020, s'appliquent encore jusqu'au 13 décembre 2020 au moins.

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