Belgium passes Brexit act, covers employment & social security issues
10/04/2019

On 28 March 2019, the Belgian parliament passed the Brexit Act, which aims to temporarily deal with the consequences of a possible Hard Brexit and contains the following measures in the field of employment law and social security law:

  • The right of residence
    Until 31 December 2020, the Brexit Act maintains the right of residence of British nationals and their family members on Belgian territory. In addition, a Royal Decree has recently been adopted which also provides that British citizens will be able to continue working in Belgium until the same date and without any particular formalities. 
    At the same time, in the event of a Hard Brexit the European Council and Parliament have agreed to grant visa-free travel for UK nationals coming to the EU for a short stay. This European initiative, however, is subject to reciprocity from UK.
  • Social security coordination
    Belgium will temporarily continue to apply the principles laid down in EU regulations on social security coordination for British nationals, provided that UK grants a reciprocal commitment for Belgian citizens.
     
  • First job convention
    In the framework of the first job convention, British nationals will be treated as EU nationals during the transition period. As a reminder, this convention concerns workers under 26 years of age and employers who hire young workers can benefit from financial advantages. 
     

Note that all these transitional measures will cease to apply on 31 December 2020 and are subject to reciprocity.


Gaël Chuffart
Partner, Brussels
gael.chuffart@cms-db.com


Yousra El Alaoui
Associate, Brussels
yousra.ElAlaoui@cms-db.com

 

Zie ook : CMS Belgium


Click here to see the ad(s)
Alle artikels Arbeidsrecht

Laatste artikels Arbeidsrecht

Dans le secteur public, les délégués permanents ont droit à leurs chèques-repas et à leurs primes
22/04/2019

Par un jugement du 28 novembre 2018, le Tribunal du travail francophone de Bruxelles a remis en cause la position du SPF I...

Dans le secteur public, les délégués permanents ont droit à leurs chèques-repas et à leurs primes Read more

Wat moet u weten over de sociale verkiezingen 2020?
22/04/2019

Van 11 tot 24 mei 2020 vinden de volgende sociale verkiezingen plaats. Op welke nieuwigheden moet jouw organisatie zich vo...

Wat moet u weten over de sociale verkiezingen 2020? Read more

Pouvez-vous géolocaliser vos collaborateurs ?
20/04/2019

Contrairement aux caméras de surveillance, il n’y a pas de législation spécifique à ce s...

Read more

Motif grave : critères “en faveur” du travailleur
12/04/2019

A l’occasion d’un jugement du 9 novembre 2018, le Tribunal du travail du Hainaut (division La Louvière)...

Read more

LexGO Network