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Medical certificate no longer required for first day off work: how does this affect your company?
News 24th of November 2022
Last week, the authorities published a new law containing various provisions on incapacity for work. Among other things, the law stipulates that up to three times per calendar year, employees are not obliged to present a medical certificate for their first day of incapacity for work. This article briefly explains to what extent this law is applicable to all companies and how a company may deviate. read more ...
Registration obligation for non-UK companies that own property in the UK
News 23rd of November 2022
On 1 August 2022, the UK launched a “Register of Overseas Entities” to combat money laundering and tax evasion. In other words, there is now a registration obligation in force for all overseas (non-UK) entities that own or lease land or property in the United Kingdom. This article briefly explains the implications. read more ...
Temporary increase in ordinary investment deduction rate to 25% no longer applicable in 2023
News 21st of November 2022
The year is almost over! That means the ordinary investment deduction’s temporary increase to 25% will soon end as well. So, now is the time to invest! We will explain why below. read more ...
Remote working in an international context: Opportunities for your business
News 15th of November 2022
The Covid crisis and the so-called 'War on Talent' proved to be a true turning point where traditional work arrangements are concerned. It's forcing businesses to look beyond their own region in their search for suitable job candidates – or even outside their own country. A willingness to look farther can open up opportunities for your business as well. read more ...
Notify your employees of all replacement public holidays for 2023 now
News 10th of November 2022
A replacement holiday is required for any public holiday that falls on a Sunday or what is normally a non-working day for your business (generally Saturday). This ensures that your employees still receive the ten annual public holidays to which they are entitled. We will provide more information as well as an overview for the coming year. read more ...
France fuel shortages: what if your employee fails to show up?
News 13th of October 2022
Due to major strike action at both the Esso-ExxonMobil and TotalEnergies oil refineries, fulfilling petrol station supplies is currently proving particularly challenging. But what should you do if this makes it difficult for your employee to get to work? read more ...
Restriction to tax credit for research & development
News 11th of October 2022
Many enterprises make use of the tax credit for environmentally friendly investments in research & development (R&D) and patents. However, these enterprises will now see their tax benefits melt away when they also apply the partial withholding tax exemption for R&D professionals. Let’s take a closer look. read more ...
Hybrid working and employer’s liability insurance
News 6th of October 2022
Some companies already embraced hybrid work arrangements previously. Due to the Covid pandemic, when teleworking even became mandatory for a time, acceptance of remote working has accelerated. Hybrid work arrangements, where employees alternate between time in the office and working from home, have become the future. read more ...
All about asbestos reports
News 5th of October 2022
In order to make Flanders asbestos-free by 2040, an asbestos report will become a requirement for any transfer of real property built before 2001 with a footprint equal to or exceeding 20 m2 from 23 November 2022. Additionally, all owners of properties built before 2001 must have obtained such a report by 31 December 2031. This article explains the implications in more detail. read more ...
What are the employment impacts of an employee wintering in the south?
News 23rd of September 2022
Rising energy prices have created a new trend among old and young alike: those who can afford it are heading south to spend the winter there. This is due to prices at all-in hotels in Spain often being cheaper than energy bills in Belgium. Thanks to remote working, employees whose jobs allow it can continue to work without having to take leave. Employers should pay attention to the following points when an employee makes this kind of move. read more ...
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