Oct 06, 2008 10:16 AM
Within the framework of the combat against social fraud, the council of ministers recently approved a royal decree subjecting indemnities paid at employment contracts’ termination to social security contributions. Subject to the advice of the Council of State, the entry into force of these provisions is expected to be 1 October 2013.
The OSSO will undergo reforms with regard to its organisation as well as its content.
On 6 August 2013, the Act of 17 July 2013 (1) (the Amending Act) was published in the Belgian Official Journal. The Amending Act transposes Directive 2010/73/EU (amending the Prospectus Directive) and parts of Directive 2010/78/EU into Belgian law.
A draft Act on the gradual harmonisation of blue and white-collar occupational pensions has been submitted by the Minister of Pension's office.
The so-called Labour Relations Act of 27 December 2006 established an administrative commission that can give a ruling determining whether a worker should be regarded as an employee or as a self-employed person.
Following the Labour Relations Act's introduction of a rebuttable presumption on the nature of the working relationships, the construction industry comes forward with specific criteria for self-employment presumption.
Through a transitional measure for 2013, employers can choose to bear the cost of the new employee social security contribution on bonuses. This will not be considered as a benefit in kind by the NSSO.
The public procurement act and related implementation measures’ effective entry into force is finally set for 1 July 2013. This news comes with the publication, on 5 June 2013, of the 2 June 2013 Royal Decree.
Federal business and economic legislation under one "Code of Business and Economic Law"
ECJ judgement on Language Decree may set precedent for future proceedings regarding language choice in employment documents