The new notice periods will be effective as of 1 May 2018.
To facilitate the collection of evidence of (alleged) discrimination, social inspectors may as of 1 April 2018, under certain conditions, act as a (potential) client or employee, in their assignment to prove discrimination by companies.
As of 1 January 2018, employers who exempt their employees from work for a long term have to pay an additional social security contribution.
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.