Recent news

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

Belgium: Worker-employee equality nearing reality

The Belgian Council of Ministers has approved the Bill on “the introduction of a single status for workers and employees” which aims at abolishing the difference in treatment between white-collar employees and blue-collar workers …

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Belgium: Strict rules for sick days

A law requiring employees who are off work due to illness to remain at home for a daily medical check-up has been approved by the Council of Ministers in Belgium …

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Belgium: Social security exemptions abolished

A Royal Decree adopted in Belgium on September 24th has increased labour costs for employers by removing social security exemptions attached to the termination of employment contracts in certain circumstances …

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Belgium: Language restriction removed

The Flemish government is amending its Decree on the Use of Languages (‘the Decree’) to bring it into line with EU law …

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Belgium: Future of meal vouchers uncertain

The use of meal vouchers (chèques-repas) as a method of remuneration in Belgium could cease as from next year if a vote in October passes the proposed law …

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