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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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Mr. Alexander Vandenbergen
Mr. Jan Hofkens

Le gouvernement fixe la norme salariale pour 2021-2022 Ă  0,4 %
13/08/2021

Après que les partenaires sociaux ne soient pas parvenus eux-mêmes à un accord sur la marge maximale pour l'évolution des coûts salariaux pour les années 2021-2022, le gouvernement a décidé par Arrêté Royal du 30 juillet 2021

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The new "corona" premium for employees : an interesting social and tax incentive
12/08/2021

On 1 August 2021, the 'corona premium' rules came into force in Belgium. This premium, paid in the form of consumption vouchers (either electronic or paper), can be used in certain businesses and establishments

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Returning to the workplace – Part 4: Now you see me, now you don’t … Monitoring teleworkers’ productivity

Returning to the workplace – Part 4: Now you see me, now you don’t … Monitoring teleworkers’ productivity
31/07/2021

The pandemic has given an enormous boost to working from home, in particular (to state the obvious) when it was mandatory. Where roles permitted it, even those employers and employees most vigorously

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Mr. Alexander Vandenbergen
Mr. Jan Hofkens

La prime corona est arrivée!
29/07/2021

Aujourd’hui, les règles concernant la prime corona ont été publiées au Moniteur Belge.

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Belgium extends and enhances paid bereavement leave

Belgium extends and enhances paid bereavement leave
28/07/2021

On 15 July 2021, Belgium published the law of 27 June 2021 "extending bereavement leave in the event of the death of a partner or child and introducing flexibility in taking bereavement leave" (“the law”) in the Official Gazette.

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New headscarf ruling from the European Court of Justice

New headscarf ruling from the European Court of Justice
27/07/2021

On 15 July 2021, the European Court of Justice ruled in two German cases that a neutral dress code in the workplace does not constitute either direct or indirect discrimination based on religion or belief

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