Court of Cassation decision answers the question of whether the employee has to pay back undue wages, in gross or net form, to the employer. Specifically, the question arises as to whether, in addition to the net salary, the employee must first reimburse the withholding tax on wages and, secondly, the employee’s social security contributions
If an employee, in accordance with national Collective Bargaining Agreement no. 109, requests the concrete reasons for his or her dismissal by registered letter, the employer must also provide them by registered letter. If the communication has been made by other means, the employee can claim payment of a fixed fine. This does not constitute an abuse of rights
The European Works Council Directive is an interesting and important tool for social dialogue, yet is still relatively unknown, which is why Van Olmen & Wynant organised an employment forum on the matter in September
In a recent judgment, the Court of Justice ruled that witnesses of discrimination are not sufficiently protected by Belgian legislation on discrimination
In a judgement of 20 May 2019, the Belgian Supreme Court has answered the question whether benefits provided by a third party to an employee, should be seen as part of his/her wage, on which social security contributions need to be paid
The Labour Court of Leuven, in a judgment of 11 April 2019, has declared a sectoral collective agreement non-applicable as it linked wage increases to the seniority of the employee, because it deemed it to be in contradiction with the prohibition of discrimination based on age
Every four years the Belgian companies of the private sector hold social elections for the worker representatives in the works council and the health and safety committee. The Act of April 4, 2020 has amended the general Act on social elections of 2007 in order to introduce some novelties for the upcoming elections of 2020
Date: Wednesday 12 June 5 p.m. Central European Time (11 a.m. New York time)
Identifying key wage and hour risks confronting international retailers and strategies for compliance
- The webinar will feature a panel discussion among attorneys from United Kingdom, Canada, the United States and France with deep experience representing employers confronted with class action wage and hour cases and the myriad of issues arising from the unique scheduling demands of the retail industry as they collide with the growing push to ensure through local laws that employees receive sufficient time off and compensation.
- Jonathan Dye (Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti in Canada)
- Eric R. Magnus (Jackson Lewis in USA)
- Olivier Kress (Flichy Grangé in France)
- James Major (Clyde & Co in United Kingdom)
- Moderator: Rich Landau (Jackson Lewis in USA)
Date and time:
June 12, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (CET)
The national social partners have concluded an agreement on some important future measures of employment and social security law. The outcome of the negotiations was highly uncertain as the socialist trade union did not agree with a maximum raise of the wages of 1,1% in the midst of difficult discussions on the raise of the minimum wage
Even in the era of far-reaching international trade agreements and regional economic and political partnerships, the majority of laws and regulations governing the workplace are still determined by the individual countries where employees work.
Spanning 6 continents, L&E Global’s member firms are ideally situated to provide clients with pragmatic, commercial advice necessary to achieve their objectives. Our members work closely with corporate, legal, human resources departments and corporate executives across a variety of sectors and industries to address the strategic and tactical issues that arise in the workplace.
Discover the most important labour and employment rules, regulations and best practices specific to each jurisdiction, conveniently together in one place.