Recent news

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

Belgium: Measures against discrimination in the labour market

Labour Inspectors’ powers have been extended to permit them to undertake “mystery calls” to test for discriminatory treatment …

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Belgium: The great malingering

The government is struggling with its own version of the post-pandemic “great resignation” – the great malingering …

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Belgium: Producer prices (March 2022)

Producer prices rose over the year to March 2022 by a record high of 39 …

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Belgium: Employers brace for mandatory wage hikes

Inflation inducing wage indexation set to trigger differently between sectors …

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Belgium: IndustriALL and Solvay renew and improve benchmark GFA

Extension of company’s global framework agreement …

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Belgium: Corona parental leave

Until the end of June 2022, an employee has the right to be absent and claim unemployment benefits if their child is affected by school or daycare closure …

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Belgium: Price inflation forecast (2022)

The Federal Planning Bureau has forecast that price inflation will peak this year at 6 …

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Belgium: Greening of mobility

Under the new “greening of mobility” law, employers will only be able to make tax deductions for their car fleets by making company cars carbon emission free …

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Belgium: New expatriate tax regime

Further details are now available about the new expatriate tax regime for highly qualified professionals …

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Belgium: 4-day week & right to disconnect

Last month, we reported that civil servants working for Belgium’s federal government were given the right to disconnect …

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Belgium: GDPR enforcer rules that IAB Europe’s consent popups are unlawful

The Belgian Data Protection Authority (APD) has brought into question the use of consent pop-ups on websites …

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Belgium: Mailboxes of ex-employees

The Litigation Chamber of the Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA) has been called upon to rule on how email inboxes should be handled when an employee departs …

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Belgium: Government workers can soon ignore their boss after work hours

Central State employees will soon have the right to disconnect outside normal working hours …

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Belgium: Engie Electrabel offers bonus equal to one year’s pay to avoid staff departures

The Belgian electrical generation company Engie Electrabel is offering special guarantees to employees at its two nuclear power stations …

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Belgium: Indexed CO2 levy payment

A new indexed CO2 levy payment will be applicable for eligible company vehicles next year …

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