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Mr. Pierre Vanhaverbeke
Mr. Alexandre Hachez

Peut-on refuser d’engager ou licencier un travailleur en raison uniquement de ses tatouages?
15/07/2019

La semaine dernière, la compagnie de cars FLIXBUS a rompu sa collaboration avec un conducteur (employé d’une entreprise italienne travaillant en sous-traitance) en raison d’un tatouage sur son bras

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Belgium introduces plain packaging for tobacco products

Belgium introduces plain packaging for tobacco products
15/07/2019

Following the example of Australia, the UK, Norway and France, Belgium has introduced plain packaging for tobacco products. The adopted measure is part of the Belgian Ministry of Health’s anti-tobacco plan and goes beyond the minimum packaging requirements of the EU Tobacco Directive.

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Nieuw fiscaal regime in Italië richt zich op gepensioneerde buitenlanders

Nieuw fiscaal regime in Italië richt zich op gepensioneerde buitenlanders
15/07/2019

“La dolce vita” in Italië, het kan sinds 1 januari 2019 ook voor gepensioneerden zonder extreme vermogens en dit door de invoering van een nieuw fiscaal regime dat Italië aantrekkelijk moet maken als bestemming voor emigrerende buitenlanders. Reeds sinds 1 januari 2017 beschikt Italië over een belastingregime voor individuen die hun fiscale woonplaats naar Italië verhuizen.

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Mrs. Christel Brion
Mr. Jens Mosselmans
Mr. Stef Feyen

Incentives and Benefits in the Context of Public Healthcare Tenders
15/07/2019

The Federal Agency for Medicinal and Health Products ("FAMHP") recently published a circular (Circular No 646) in which it reminds hospitals that in the context of public procuremen

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De sociale partners verhogen het quotum voor vrijwillige overuren

De sociale partners verhogen het quotum voor vrijwillige overuren
15/07/2019

In 2017 heeft de wetgever het systeem van vrijwillige overuren ingevoerd. Door de aanname van CAO nr. 129, maken de sociale partners deze regeling nu aantrekkelijker voor zowel werknemers als werkgevers.

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Law of 4 April 2019 Aims to Simplify Organisation of Social Elections

Law of 4 April 2019 Aims to Simplify Organisation of Social Elections
15/07/2019

A new law of 4 April 2019 aims to regulate and simplify the organisation of the 2020 social elections (the “Law”). It was published in the Belgian Official Journal of 30 April 2019 (Wet van 4 april 2019 tot wijziging van de wet van 4 december 2007 

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Ms. Eléonore Colson

GDPR : Should non-EU companies designate a DPO-a representative-both?
12/07/2019

Even if your company is not established in the EU, you probably have heard about the famous “GDPR“. This European regulation entered into force in May 2018. It contains the rules regarding the processing of personal data.

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Newsflash GDPR: Storage periods

Newsflash GDPR: Storage periods
12/07/2019

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the same periods of retention of personal data apply as before. The basic principle remains that personal data may not be kept longer than is necessary for the purposes of the processing (the so-called “storage limitation”). How long this is exactly should be assessed on a case-by-case basis depending on the processing activity.

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The two sides of the ECS coin

The two sides of the ECS coin
11/07/2019

The concept of ‘electronic communications service’ (“ECS”) defined in Article 2(c) of Directive 2002/21/EC (“Framework Directive”) has been interpreted in two decisions of the ECJ in June 2019: C?142/18 Skype communications and C-193/18 Google LLC.

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Banker's oath and disciplinary regime

Banker's oath and disciplinary regime
11/07/2019

An Act dated 22 April 2019 amends the Banking Act of 25 April 2014 on the status and supervision of credit institutions and brokerage firms in order to introduce a banker's oath and a disciplinary regime.

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