DROIT DU TRAVAIL ET DE LA SECURITE SOCIALE


Social security agreement between India and Belgium

Social security agreement between India and Belgium
10/12/2009

On 1 September 2009, the long-anticipated Social Security Agreement between the Kingdom of Belgium and the Republic of India (the “SSA”) entered into force. The SSA was signed in New Delhi on 3 November 2006 and is considered as a landmark agreement as it was the first treaty of its kind to be signed by the Indian authorities. Therefore it is likely to serve as a benchmark for similar agreements between India and other countries.

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Mrs. Jelleke Rooms
Mr. Stany Vaes
Mrs. Ine Van Herck

New soil regulations in the Brussels Region
17/11/2009

The new ordinance on the management of polluted soils of the Brussels Capital Region [1], will be applicable from 1 January 2010. Undoubtedly your organisation will be confronted with these new regulations. This could happen in various circumstances such as when negotiating a real estate transaction, when applying for a building or environmental permit, when an accident occurs causing soil pollution, etc.

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Vie privée, travail et sites sociaux : un ménage à trois

Vie privée, travail et sites sociaux : un ménage à trois
09/11/2009

L'articulation de la vie privée et du travail, et plus particulièrement de la vie privée au travail, est une problématique déjà ancienne. L'émergence des sites sociaux, au premier rang desquels figure incontestablement Facebook, pose toutefois avec une nouvelle acuité cette vieille question. Qu'en est-il de la vie privée au travail à l'heure de la montée en puissance des sites sociaux ? Pour évoquer ce sujet, La Libre a accueilli une table ronde réunissant des experts en la matière. Voici quelques extraits des discussions.

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Mrs. Isabel Plets

The calculation of the compensation in lieu of notice in case of parental leave: the point of view of the Court of Justice
30/10/2009

In our latest ezine we referred to the discussion on the calculation of the compensation in lieu of notice in case of reduced work.

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Mrs. Isabel Plets

New developments on holiday and holiday pay
30/10/2009

Contrary to holiday pay for blue-collar workers, for white-collar workers it is paid by the employer himself.

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Mr. Lieven Monserez
Mr. Nicolaas Vermandel

The 2010-2011 budget and its impact on employment and social security
19/10/2009

Last week, the Belgian government reached an agreement on the 2010-2011 federal budget. The most important social security and employment law measures that will be taken in order to reach the targets set by the government can be summarised as follows...

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Mr. Lieven Monserez
--None-- Bert Croimans
Mrs. Ine Joosten

Unfair recruitment policies under Court scrutiny
08/10/2009

A company manager recently stated in a number of interviews that he could not hire certain candidates of foreign origin due to the reluctance of some customers to let a foreign worker into their homes. This has lead to a complaint from the Centre of Equal Opportunities and Fight against Racism.

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Mr. Lieven Monserez
Mr. Geert Joosten

White-collar worker or blue-collar worker? Consult Wikipedia
14/09/2009

A blue collar worker mainly performs manual work whereas a white collar worker is deemed to perform essentially intellectual work. The difference between blue collar and white collar work is, however, not as clear-cut as it was 100 years ago.

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Mrs. Annemie Douchy
Mr. Olivier Malisse
Mr. Nicolaas Vermandel

New European Regulation 883/2004 regarding the social security legislation applicable to workers moving within the EU
05/08/2009

The new Regulation (EC) N° 883/2004 of the European Parliament and the Council of 29 April 2004 on the coordination of social security schemes (hereafter ‘Regulation 883/2004’) is expected to be applied on 1 March 2010. This may have a significant impact on the social security situation of your mobile employees.

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Mr. Didier Berckmans

Mandatory Eco-cheques for JC n°218
01/07/2009

On 18 June 2009, the social partners of Joint Committee (JC) n°218 adopted a draft sectoral agreement for the years 2009-2010. This project is currently submitted to the Trade Unions for approval and should materialise shortly in the form of a sectoral CBA.

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