Within the construction industry, every contractor will be jointly liable with any subcontractor he works with for the latter’s debts towards the social security office and tax authorities (information accessible via a database), unless he deducts 35% for social security debts and 15% for tax debts from the amount of the invoice due to the […]
The Federal Minister of Labour is conducting negotiations with the social partners to create a legal framework for nightwork in the e-commerce sector. The Minister will present a progress report on this proposition in June.
The Federal Minister of Labour is investigating whether the legal framework to ascertain the legal nature of the employment relationship (employment contract or self-employed status) should be altered in order to boost the fight against bogus self-employment.
As a consequence of several strikes in the last few months (notably train strikes), some political parties have suggested to legally define the right to strike and to determine the limits of minimal services in certain sectors, as this is today not legally defined in Belgium.
As regards a hot item in the media, namely the fact that employees on ‘bridging pension’ (unemployment regime with company supplement for older workers) should remain available for work, four drafts of Royal Decrees have been prepared to tone this debate down. These drafts exclude the employees already benefiting from bridging pension of this obligation […]
The Labour Court of Appeals of Antwerp ruled that such prohibition was not discriminatory in the sense of the Belgian anti-discrimination legislation and the EU Directive, since the same prohibition applied to all symbols of any religious, political or philosophical denomination within the company. The case was later brought before the Supreme Court, which now […]
The new laws on indexation leap and salary freeze to improve Belgium’s competition position have been voted and published within the Belgian Official Gazette.
The Labour Court of Appeals of Liège rejected the evidence gathered by a private detective, with respect to an employee who claimed to be entitled to a social security allowance because of his partial disability due to an industrial accident, while he was in fact able to work. The Court ruled that this evidence was […]
For employers with operations in multiple jurisdictions, litigation over disputes related to employment matters is a very real concern, which applies to every sector of industry, in every region of the world. This comprehensive publication includes contributions from 18 L&E Global firms and will be a valuable resource for all HR professionals.
Obesity constitutes one of the major public health issues of the 21st century. Its impact on employment related matters can hardly be overestimated. If a person’s obesity is considered a handicap, employers will have to provide reasonable accommodations to enable this person to have access to, participate in, or advance in employment, or to undergo […]