The next social elections are to be held between 13 and 26 May 2024. Organised every four years, social elections are held to elect employee representatives to works councils and committees for prevention and protection in the workplace.
A new calculation method is to apply when higher-scale employees, whose employment contract commenced prior to 1 January 2024, are dismissed or resign. We discuss the two big changes.
In a previous article, we explored in greater detail the statutory minimum wage in France and its indexing. As this explained, the statutory minimum wage is usually adjusted on 1 January to the cost of living; although if the price index has risen more than 2% over the previous year, this minimum wage is likewise adjusted.
A draft law was recently approved that provides for further easing of the rules concerning homeworking for cross-border workers between Belgium and Luxembourg. With effect from 1st January 2022, cross-border workers will be able to work 10 days longer at home without fiscal consequences.
A previous article discussed the Belgian Law of 28 April 2022 introducing Book 1 “General Provisions” of the Civil Code. These provisions stipulate that working days are all days other than public holidays, Sundays and Saturdays (Article 1.7). However, this law does not apply under all circumstances. We will explain.
The federal government reached an agreement on the reform of the taxation of income from intellectual property rights just before the Christmas holidays. Although there was commotion about the interpretation of the material scope, the initial texts were adopted by the Parliamentary Committee.
On 10th November a new law about transparent and predictable working conditions came into force, which was the transposition of a European directive. This law stipulates that specific information of an individual or collective nature has to be provided. The law also provides for a number of new minimum requirements in respect of working conditions for employees. We would like to explain it to you.
On 10 November 2022, the Miscellaneous Labour Provisions Act was published in the Belgian Official Gazette. This law delineates the measures taken in view of the long-awaited 'Labour Deal'. In this article, we list the specific measures that have a direct impact on labour flexibility within your company.
The transition period for teleworkers in cross-border employment was recently extended to 30 June 2023. As a result, the measures in place during the coronavirus pandemic are still in place. Also, the social security system currently applicable to cross-border workers working from home will in principle continue to apply. We are happy to tell you more about it.
On 1 July 2022, the Belgian Official Gazette published the Law of 28 April 2022 containing Book 1 “General Provisions” of the Civil Code. These provisions stipulate that working days are all days other than public holidays, Sundays and Saturdays. The law enters into force on 1 January 2023, meaning that from this date, Saturday is no longer considered a normal working day.
From 1 April 2022, the Law of 28 March 2022 on the reduction of labour costs posed stricter requirements to be eligible for a partial withholding tax exemption. This article explains the changes in detail.
Working from home is not so straightforward for today’s employees. Combining work and family life is not an easy exercise. To support families, the Cabinet approved a corona parental leave policy last weekend. But what exactly does this entail? And how can you apply for corona parental leave? We list the key principles for your convenience.
Self-employed persons can obtain a payment deferral of social security contributions for the first and second quarters of 2020. The deferral is granted until 31 March 2021 and 30 June 2021 respectively.
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