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Dismissals in the time of COVID-19: what employers need to know
News 2nd of July 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has greatly affected this country’s labour market. The easing of the rules on temporary unemployment due to force majeure is intended to give companies the breathing room they need until the summer and to prevent dismissals. What if these dismissals prove unavoidable, however? read more ...
Carry-back for corona losses becomes a reality
News 1st of July 2020
For many businesses, the repercussions of the corona crisis may be felt for a long time to come. The House has consequently approved a bill that permits the early deduction of corona losses from taxation. Indeed, companies can now advance the deduction of such estimated corona losses by offsetting them against the taxes liable in the previous financial year. An overview of this carryback scheme is provided below. read more ...
Suspension of notice period during furlough due to force majeure
News 26th of June 2020
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the authorities introduced a system of temporary unemployment due to coronavirus force majeure. This easing of the rules was intended to offer companies some financial breathing room and prevent dismissals. Though initially, an employee’s notice period continued while on furlough as usual, the legislators have now decided to suspend this period until the employee has resumed work. Who will be affected by this new law? read more ...
FAQ: Do businesses need to apply for a VAT number for construction work in France?
News 22nd of June 2020
Vandelanotte France is regularly contacted by companies that are conducting operations in France for the first time and consequently exploring the French VAT implications. It would appear that many companies are wrestling with the same questions. We would therefore like to provide answers to our five most Frequently Asked Questions via a short news series. read more ...
Superkern again approves additional coronavirus support measures
News 19th of June 2020
Last week the Belgian federal cabinet’s ‘Superkern’ again approved a series of additional measures from the third phase of the Federal Plan for Social and Economic Protection. There are two sets of measures, focusing on stimulating investment on the one hand and the organisation of work on the other. In the first phase on 6 June, the ‘Superkern’ already agreed to a previous series of additional measures. read more ...
Extension of nuisance premium and additional compensation premium
News 15th of June 2020
This week, the Flemish Government decided to extend the duration of the corona nuisance premium for entrepreneurs who have been obliged to keep their business closed for a while longer. An additional compensation premium will also be paid to entrepreneurs who have suffered a large loss of turnover. read more ...
Superkern approves additional coronavirus support measures
News 10th of June 2020
Last week the Belgian federal cabinet’s ‘Superkern’ agreed to a series of additional measures from the third phase of the Federal Plan for Social and Economic Protection. These measures are intended to shore up the purchasing power of vulnerable groups and help boost the economy. read more ...
Flexible working during and after corona
News 10th of June 2020
The coronavirus is having a huge impact on the workplace, both in the short and long term. From the very beginning of the lockdown, companies were forced to organise their operations in a more flexible way. For many employers, this was also the impetus for adopting more structured and sustainable flexible working practices for the future. What can your company do to facilitate a flexible workforce both during and after corona? And which operational and personal requirements must you consider? We provide an overview below. read more ...
Toward a future-oriented, people-based HR policy: from audit to action plan
News 5th of June 2020
The coronavirus crisis has shaken up our work and HR landscape badly. Furthermore, many of the new challenges we have had to face are likely to become permanent elements of a so-called ‘new normal’. This requires a deliberate, targeted approach to gradually recruiting – and at a later stage, retaining – employees. Time for a good action plan! read more ...
COVID-19 premium for Brussels enterprises engaging in internationalisation
News 28th of May 2020
Under certain conditions, companies may qualify for a subsidy to help with costs for business-related travel abroad or participation in foreign trade fairs that cannot be recuperated due to the coronavirus. read more ...
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