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Dismissal for serious cause: finally cost free

by Ralph Lloyd-Davis — Oct 16, 2008 11:30 AM
26.09.07 | In the event a worker is dismissed with a notice period to be worked that is shorter than legally required, case law unanimously states that, in this case, the worker is entitled to additional compensation.

Can the employer use private e-mails and private documents of the employee in a court procedure?

by Ralph Lloyd-Davis — Oct 16, 2008 11:44 AM
10.07.07 | This question was submitted to the Labour Court of Liège on January 11, 2007. In order to prove the reasons for a dismissal for serious cause, the employer produced private e-mails of the employee as evidence, as well as personal documents from the employee’s hard disk. The employee opposed the use of the aforementioned documents before the Court and held that her privacy had been violated.

Modification of publication formalities for annual accounts as of 2 April 2007

by Ralph Lloyd-Davis — Oct 16, 2008 11:44 AM
09.07.07 | The National Bank of Belgium (NBB) has extended the possibility to file annual accounts electronically so that annual accounts can henceforth be filed through the Internet in the form of a new structured data file or a PDF document. Filing of annual accounts on diskette is no longer possible as of 2 April 2007.

Too short to be good: LIMOSA and exemption from keeping social documents

by Ralph Lloyd-Davis — Apr 07, 2009 04:31 PM
27.06.07 | On 1 April, the LIMOSA project finally came into force. LIMOSA implies that every foreign worker temporarily and/or partially performing professional activities in Belgium has to be registered (by online declaration) with the Belgian social security authorities before they start working in Belgium.

Luncheon vouchers for self-employed company managers exempted as from 1 January 2007

by Ralph Lloyd-Davis — May 21, 2008 03:43 PM
05.06.07 | According to an announcement from the Finance Federal Public Service , from 1 January 2007 luncheon vouchers for self-employed company managers will be considered to be exempted social benefits provided the following conditions are complied with simultaneously:

Regularisation? Time is running out!

by Ralph Lloyd-Davis — May 21, 2008 03:51 PM
25.05.07 | The Law of 27 December 2006 on the nature of labour relations (Newsflash of 14 December 2006) mentions two possibilities to regularise existing collaborations that have been wrongly qualified by parties on a social security level (pseudo self-employed or pseudo employee) without major financial consequences:

Employment of citizens from the new EU member states

by Ralph Lloyd-Davis — May 21, 2008 04:43 PM
21.05.07 | The recent expansion of the European Union to include Romania and Bulgaria does not only have monetary and economic consequences, but will also affect the European job market.

Social security treaty between South Korea and Belgium

by Ralph Lloyd-Davis — May 21, 2008 04:57 PM
04.05.07 | The Belgian Council of Ministers recently approved the draft bill with respect to the social security treaty between South Korea and Belgium.
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