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Mr. Philip Maertens

Update COVID-19 and cross-border employment: agreement with the Netherlands no longer applicable as from 1 July 2022
14/04/2022

In previous articles we referred to the official extension of the mutual agreement between Belgium and its neighboring countries (i.e. Germany, the Netherlands, France and Luxembourg) until 30 June 2022. The Belgian and the Dutch authorities have now officially confirmed that the application of the mutual COVID-19 agreement will not be extended (beyond 30 June 2022) and will therefore ultimately expire on 1 July 2022. 

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Update COVID-19 and cross-border employment: agreements with the neighboring countries, a final extension?

Update COVID-19 and cross-border employment: agreements with the neighboring countries, a final extension?
21/03/2022

In the PwC newsflashes of 10 December 2021, 15 December 2021 and 21 December 2021 we referred to the extension of the mutual agreements between Belgium and the Netherlands / France / Germany / Luxembourg until 31 March 2022.

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“Nieuwe” coronamaatregelen omwille van de omikronvariant

“Nieuwe” coronamaatregelen omwille van de omikronvariant
28/01/2022

Dit artikel is gewijd aan de bespreking van een reeks nieuwe corona-steunmaatregelen.

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Overzicht sociaalrechtelijke eindejaarswetgeving

Overzicht sociaalrechtelijke eindejaarswetgeving
07/01/2022

Misschien was u er tijdens de voorbije eindejaarsperiode even tussenuit? Geen nood. Met de onderstaande tabel, bent u in een mum van tijd weer geïnformeerd over de sociaalrechtelijke wetgeving die in de afgelopen weken werd gepubliceerd.

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Mrs. Marga Caproni

Belgium’s largest Joint Committee reaches a new agreement on employment and working conditions – deadlines for employers to act are tight!
29/11/2021

Against the background of industrial unrest in other sectors, the social partners of Joint Committee 200 –the Committee representing the largest number of employees in the country, more than 480.000 in total – have quietly come to an agreement on employment and working conditions. The most important provisions of the agreement are summarized within this post.

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Covid-19: the return of mandatory remote work

Covid-19: the return of mandatory remote work
22/11/2021

Now Belgium is in the midst of a fourth wave of Covid-19 infections, the Government has decided to take stricter measures, including the reintroduction of mandatory remote or telework for 4 (and later 3) days a week.

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Mrs. Marga Caproni

Belgium imposes tighter Covid measures (including an obligation to work from home again)
22/11/2021

In the wave of sunny optimism following the roll-out of our vaccination programme this spring-summer, few people in Belgium had anticipated that the Covid situation would worsen again, or do so as quickly as it has. And yet the numbers of infections and patients in intensive care are now at an all-time high. New stricter measures were to be expected and were duly announced this week.

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The 2022 Belgian budget round

The 2022 Belgian budget round
08/11/2021

On the 29th October, the council of ministers agreed on the draft program law outlining the 2022 Belgian budget measures. 

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Coronapremie kan worden toegekend sinds 1 augustus 2021

Coronapremie kan worden toegekend sinds 1 augustus 2021
24/09/2021

Sinds 1 augustus 2021 kunnen ondernemingen waar tijdens de crisis goede resultaten zijn behaald, een coronapremie toekennen aan hun personeel vrij van bijdragen en van belastingen.

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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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