Recent news

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

Belgium: Belgian union rejects Ryanair offer ahead of planned strike

The low-cost airline Ryanair has offered Belgian unions a deal that would involve the company employing local cabin crew on a contract compliant with Belgian law from 2020 and a new remuneration package based on a low base salary and a high performance-related element …

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Belgium: GDPR is now fully implemented

The GDPR is now fully implemented in Belgium, under two separate laws …

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Belgium: Man fined 3,000 euros for sexist remark

A court in Brussels is the first to prosecute someone under a law induced back in 2014 …

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Belgium: A major tax audit is underway with its focus on posted workers

A major tax audit is underway with its focus on posted workers …

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Belgium: The change of notice periods is now fully implemented

The change of notice periods during the first year of employment is now fully implemented, although not necessarily adopted by employers …

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Belgium: Workplace Pensions Act (WAP) changed

Two sections of the Workplace Pensions Act have been amended with effect from January 1st 2019 …

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Belgium: Class actions now available to SMEs and the self-employed

Although still not available to company employees, the option to take a class (collective redress) action against a commercial body in Belgium is now open to both SME’s and the self-employed as well as individual consumers …

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Belgium: Statutory notice periods

With effect from May 1st 2018 statutory notice periods will change during the first six months of employment …

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Belgium: 21,767 jobs were lost because of business closure

In 2017 a total of 21,767 jobs were lost because of business closure …

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Beligium: Indices of Hours Worked (4th Quarter 2017)

Over the year to Q4 2017, the number of hours worked in construction increased by 7 …

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Belgium: Taxation of equity compensation

Problems seem to be arising about the taxation of equity compensation …

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Belgium: Draft law to harmonize electronic employment contracts

A draft law harmonising electronic employment contracts with EU Regulation 910/2014 is being considered …

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Belgium: New facility for taking up a subsidiary flexi-job

A new facility has been introduced for employees with a principal job to take up a subsidiary flexi-job and receive a tax-free secondary income without the need to moonlight in the informal economy …

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Belgium: Switch off from work

As part of its draft labour reforms, Belgium is considering an ‘alternative’ to France’s right to disconnect outside normal working hours …

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Belgium: Combat unlawful discrimination

In order to combat all forms of unlawful discrimination in the hiring process labour inspectors in the Brussels region are now able to perform spot checks …

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