Social Security Law


« Mystery calls » : l’inspection sociale mieux armée pour lutter contre la discrimination

« Mystery calls » : l’inspection sociale mieux armée pour lutter contre la discrimination
06/05/2022

Le législateur vient d’adopter une loi modifiant les pouvoirs de l’inspection sociale en matière de constatations relatives à la discrimination. Ces pouvoirs concernant les tests de situation anonymes, aussi appelés « mystery calls »

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ECJ judgment regarding Regulation (EC) no. 883/2004 and working in a third country

ECJ judgment regarding Regulation (EC) no. 883/2004 and working in a third country
01/04/2022

In a judgment late last year, the European Court of Justice (‘ECJ’) again confirmed that Regulation (EC) no. 883/2004 – which determines the applicable social security legislation for cross-border professional activities in the EEA and Switzerland

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Changes to system of joint and several liability of principal and main contractor for social security debts of (sub)contractor

Changes to system of joint and several liability of principal and main contractor for social security debts of (sub)contractor
28/03/2022

In the Belgian Official Gazette of 9 March 2022, the Act of 28 February 2022 holding several provisions concerning social affairs was published. One of the sections of this Act contains an adjustment of the system of joint and several liability 

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Mr. Alexander Vandenbergen
Mr. Jan Hofkens

Nouveau régime favorable pour les expatriés en Belgique
13/01/2022

Le 1er janvier 2022, deux nouveaux régimes fiscaux favorables aux expatriés sont entrés en vigueur : le régime spécial d'imposition pour les impatriés (RSII) et le régime spécial d'imposition pour les chercheurs impatriés (RSICI). 

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Over het systeem van hoofdelijke aansprakelijkheid voor RSZ-schulden

Over het systeem van hoofdelijke aansprakelijkheid voor RSZ-schulden
05/11/2021

Wie een beroep doet op een (onder)aannemer die sociale schulden heeft op het ogenblik van het afsluiten van de overeenkomst en deze inhoudings- en stortingsplicht niet naleeft, is hoofdelijk aansprakelijk voor de betaling van de sociale schulden van zijn medecontractant (begrensd tot de totale prijs van de toevertrouwde werken). Dat houdt in dat de RSZ hem zoals de medecontractant samen met deze laatste en zelfs zonder deze laatste kan aanspreken tot betaling van diens sociale schulden.

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The responsibility contribution in the event of an employer's excessive use of economic unemployment

The responsibility contribution in the event of an employer's excessive use of economic unemployment
22/10/2021

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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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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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Verschillende verlofstelsels aangepast afgelopen zomer

Verschillende verlofstelsels aangepast afgelopen zomer
09/09/2021

Tijdens de zomer werden verschillende verlofstelsels aangepast. 

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An introduction to social inspections

An introduction to social inspections
30/06/2021

The government has made the fight against social dumping and social fraud a priority, resulting in ever-increasing monitoring action from social inspectorate services. 

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