With a new draft programme Act, the Belgian government wants to simplify the introduction of night work in e-commerce companies. Instead of an approval from all trade unions within the company, night work could be introduced with the approval from just one trade union.
Since 1st October 2017, the formalities for part-time work have been simplified and modernized
ECJ clarifies criteria to establish employees’ ‘home base’ for governing law purposes
As part of the so-called Summer Pact, the Federal Government plans to shorten the notice period during the first 6 months of employment as a way to reintroduce the trial period.
The Federal Government wants to expand the so-called ‘flexi-jobs’ to the retail industry, department stores, etc.
The Federal Government has reached an agreement on the introduction of a mobility budget, which will allow employees to make a choice between their company car or an equivalent cash budget, which they can use freely. Before entering into force, the proposal will now have to follow the legislative procedure.
The Federal Minister of Work has prepared a preliminary draft bill regarding the use of mystery calls to counter-attack discrimination in application procedures.
The new codex – which codifies existing legislation on that subject-matter – has entered into force.
The National Labour Council recently modified the Collective Bargaining Agreement on ecocheques (CBA n° 98), particularly with a view to adapt the list of products and services which can be purchased by employees with ecocheques.
Recently, the Supreme Court ruled that an employee can only renounce the suspension (and therefore extension) of a period of notice due to vacation or incapacity for work when this period has already expired or – if it is still running – only for the part of that period that has already expired.