Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Belgium as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Belgium: Employee medical certificate

The National Labour Council (SNT) and “Group of Ten” policy advisers in Belgium have mutually drawn up a new employee medical certificate …

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Belgium: Social elections 2020 postponed

The National Labour Council has concluded that the timetable for social elections should be postponed …

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Belgium: Vouchers should be extended for six months

The National Labour Council has agreed that, due to closure of many facilities during the crisis, existing social, eco, gift and sports/cultural vouchers should be extended for six months, or until December 31st 2020 (as appropriate) to allow employees receiving them to still spend them when circumstances allow …

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Belgium: Cross-border commuters working in crucial sectors can get vignette to pass Belgian border with priority

Workers who live in Belgium and work in the Netherlands must possess a letter (in Dutch) confirming they are a vital worker in a crucial sector …

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Belgium: 2020 Social elections countdown

Social elections this year for employee representatives to sit on works councils or “committees for prevention and protection at work” are now upon us …

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Belgium: 2020 Salary thresholds announced

Following in the wake of the Dutch amendments to salary thresholds for highly skilled migrants (Newswire 13/02/20), Belgium has declared its own figures …

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Belgium: AG’s Opinion: Mass retention of data incompatible with EU law

Advocate General Manuel Campos Sánchez-Bordona has advised the European Court of Justice in respect to challenges to the indiscriminate retention of communication data under French and Belgian law …

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Belgium: Gambling addiction

Every HR professional will have come across employees who have a gambling addiction …

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Belgium: Average income reached 18,331 euros in 2017

The average net taxable income of Belgian workers increased by 2 …

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Belgium: Highly-skilled people find it most difficult to reconcile work and family life

A survey conducted by the Belgian statistical office have found that in 2018, highly-skilled workers (37 …

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Belgium: Indices of hours worked: Q2 2019

The average number of daily working hours rose significantly (+5 …

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Belgium: Labour Cost Index: Q2 2019

Over the year to Q2 2019, the total hourly labour costs increased by 2 …

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Belgium: More and more Britons acquire the Belgian nationality

According to latest figures released by the government statistical agency, over the first six months of this year, a total of 773 British citizens acquired Belgian nationality …

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Belgium: Minimum wage for working prisoners raised by government

With effect from 1st January 2020, working prisoners in Belgium will receive a minimum hourly wage of between €0 …

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Belgium: 993,175 enterprises in May 2019

At the end of May 2019, around 1 million VAT-registered enterprises were active, out of which, the largest concentration of foreign enterprises in the country was from the Netherlands, accounting for 28 …

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