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COVID-19 and cross-border employment: agreements with Germany and France extended

COVID-19 and cross-border employment: agreements with Germany and France extended
29/06/2020

The agreements concluded between Belgium and the Netherlands/Luxembourg, which implement a mutual “force majeure tolerance” for cross-border workers in relation to COVID-19 (travel) restrictions, were already extended until 31 august 2020. We anticipated that a similar extension would become applicable for the agreements between Belgium and Germany/France). This has now been confirmed.

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Mr. Gunther Valkenborg

Cross-border workers & COVID-19
29/06/2020

Belgian tax authorities have negotiated agreements with border countries on the tax impact of international travel restrictions and health instructions (work at home) on cross-border workers and their employers

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Mr. Kris De Schutter

New measure for critical sectors: voluntary overtime hours exempted from social security contributions
26/06/2020

On 24 June 2020, the royal decree of 5 June 2020 was published which deals with a new measure in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. In particular, the royal decree exempts the net amounts received for the voluntary overtime hours performed in critical sectors

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B2B Relations in the Events Industry in Europe and COVID-19 Pandemic: The Stakeholders’ View

B2B Relations in the Events Industry in Europe and COVID-19 Pandemic: The Stakeholders’ View
24/06/2020

We started this series of alerts by sharing our view on the legal consequences of COVID-19 on B2B relations in the events industry. Our first two alerts set the scene

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Mr. Pierre Van Achter

Suspension des délais de préavis pour les jours de chômage temporaire Corona
24/06/2020

La loi du 15 juin 2020 visant à suspendre les délais de préavis durant les jours de chômage temporaire pour cause de force majeure en raison de la crise du COVID-19 est entrée en vigueur ce jour.

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Mrs. Marga Caproni

New Corona measures support Belgian employers well into the Autumn
22/06/2020

The Belgian government is acutely aware that businesses will feel the impact of the Covid-19 crisis well beyond the summer months. To that end, a new set of measures was decided during the Inner Cabinet meeting of 12 June. Information on these measures is still scarce, but we thought we’d share the highlights with you now (and of course will update you when we can).

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Einde coronabeschermingsregeling voor ondernemingen – de gerechtelijke reorganisatie als redmiddel ter vermijding van faillissement?

Einde coronabeschermingsregeling voor ondernemingen – de gerechtelijke reorganisatie als redmiddel ter vermijding van faillissement?
17/06/2020

`De regering voerde bij K.B. van 24 april 2020 een tijdelijke beschermingsregeling in om ondernemingen, die betalingsmoeilijkheden ondervonden ten gevolge van de COVID-19-crisis, te beschermen. Dat het ging om een tijdelijke beschermingsregeling – van 24 april 2020 tot 17 juni 2020 – was van meet af aan duidelijk maar het was een algemene verwachting dat deze beschermingsregeling (nogmaals) verlengd zou worden tot minstens na de zomermaanden en liefst tot het einde van dit jaar. Ondertussen blijkt echter vast te staan dat deze beschermingsregeling niet verlengd zal worden.

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Coronavirus : restriction temporaire des saisies sur salaire

Coronavirus : restriction temporaire des saisies sur salaire
15/06/2020

A partir du 30 mai 2020, les particuliers bénéficient d’un sursis temporaire sur leurs dettes.

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Mr. Alexander Vandenbergen
Mr. Jan Hofkens

Suspension du délai de préavis pendant le chômage temporaire Corona
12/06/2020

Hier (le 11 juin 2020), la Chambre des représentants a adopté à l’unanimité une proposition de loi visant à suspendre le délai de préavis qui est notifié par un employeur pendant le chômage temporaire Corona. Après l’avis négatif du Conseil d’Etat, il n’y a plus d’effet rétroactif de la loi.

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Mr. Dirk Van Gerven

Royal Decree No 4: Introducing flexibility without losing sight of the rights of shareholders
12/06/2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken to prevent the spread of the virus, various questions have been raised regarding the organisation of board and shareholder meetings.

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