Salary In principle, minimum wages are fixed per sector of industry in collective bargaining agreements. Yet, these minimum wages may not be lower than the guaranteed average minimum monthly pay, fixed by national CBA, which amounts to 1 654,81 EUR (as of the age of 20 with 1-year seniority; figure in 2018). In addition to […]
Minimum Requirements In principle, an employment contract may be written or verbal. Yet, the following employment contracts and/or clauses (without limitation) must be in writing: (1) training clause; (2) non-competition clause; (3) employment contracts entered into for a fixed term or for a specific project; (4) part-time contracts; (5) temporary work or interim work; (6) […]
Employees’ Rights in Case of a Transfer of Undertaking If a business or a division of a business, forming an economic entity, is transferred to a new employer, so that there is a ‘going concern’ of the activity of the business (division) after the transfer, there is a transfer of undertaking. Requirements for Predecessor and […]
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L&E Global’s Special Report on International Restructurings covers the types of restructuring methods available to employers, provides statistical analysis on restructuring activities throughout Europe, North America, and the South Pacific, details efforts to improve or minimize restructuring and highlights restructuring trends in the L&E Global member countries. This report is an example of L&E Global’s […]
Social Security Unless stated otherwise by an international agreement, employees working in Belgium for an employer established in Belgium, or an operational office in Belgium, will in principle be subject to the Belgian social security scheme for salaried persons. It is impossible to deviate from the Belgian social security scheme by special agreement, which would […]
Brief Description of Employees’ and Employers’ Associations The most important employers’ organisation in Belgium is the VBO/FEB (‘Verbond van Belgische Ondernemingen/Fédération des Entreprises de Belgique’). It is organised on a national scale and its members are the various employers’ organisations that are each active in a specific industry or sector. In addition, several regional employer […]
L&E Global’s Global Employment Law Highlights Spring 2013 report covers the latest trends in employment law throughout the world.
Non-compete clauses are an essential part of any contemporary employment contract. When conducting business in foreign jurisdictions, it is imperative that you understand and are aware of current employment laws concerning the implementation and use of non-competes. Below are ten points you should consider when executing a non-compete in The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Germany, France […]