Facts, which occurred in the private life of an employee, do not always justify a dismissal for serious cause.
The new legislation regarding the reintegration of employees on long-term sick leave has abolished the old legislation.
The legal interest rate, which, for example, is important to calculate the amount due in case of salary arrears, decreased from 2,25 (2016) to 2% (2017).
In their inter-professional agreement 2017-2018, the social partners have set the wage norm for 2017-2018 at 1,1%.
EU Directive regarding secondment was transposed into the Belgian law.
Increase from 6x to 8x in criminal and administrative fines for Social Crimes apply as of 1 January 2017
Time-credit without justification is deemed to disappear on 1 April 2017. Other rules are modified.
An applicant was not taken into consideration by a recruiting company as he was a member of a family which – in the opinion of the recruiting company – was “dishonest”. A Labour Court condemned the recruiting company to pay a 6 months’ salary indemnity on the ground of discrimination.
Workers who are temporarily unable to work may be considered to have a disability, if the judge finds their incapacity is likely to be long-term, in view of the scientific and medical evidence presented.
the Governement is considering a new social and fiscal statute for student-entrepreneurs to stimulate entrepreneurship and job creation.