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Modernising employment law

by George Botaris — Sep 09, 2013 09:19 AM
09.09.13 | The modernisation of employment law Act was recently published in the Belgian Official Journal (B.S./M.B. 17 August 2013). The Modernisation Act aims to (i) implement more working time flexibility, (ii) extend the regulation on the innovation premium and (iii) extend the exemption to recruit young people.

New co-ownership law: bylaw adaptation deadline extended further

by George Botaris — Sep 04, 2013 04:08 PM
04.09.13 | The deadline to prepare the adaptation of the bylaws and submit it to the general meeting of co-owners for approval is extended further.

Termination indemnities no longer exempt from social security contributions

by Fabienne Fonder — Aug 28, 2013 04:37 PM
28.08.13 | 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.

Upcoming reform of the Belgian Overseas Social Security regime

by Luc De Smedt — Sep 03, 2013 11:58 AM
14.08.13 | The OSSO will undergo reforms with regard to its organisation as well as its content.

Amended Prospectus Act

by Antoine Lowagie — Aug 09, 2013 08:58 AM
08.08.13 | 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.

Proposal for blue and white-collar occupational pensions harmonisation

by George Botaris — Jul 17, 2013 11:53 AM
17.07.13 | A draft Act on the gradual harmonisation of blue and white-collar occupational pensions has been submitted by the Minister of Pension's office.

Labour relations: the administrative commission is finally “ruling”

by George Botaris — Jul 16, 2013 02:19 PM
16.07.13 | 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.

False self-employment: specific criteria for the construction industry

by George Botaris — Jul 11, 2013 09:14 AM
11.07.13 | 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.

Non-recurring result-tied bonus update

by George Botaris — Jun 27, 2013 03:34 PM
27.06.13 | 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.

Public Procurement Act (2006) enters into force on 1 July 2013

by George Botaris — Jun 06, 2013 05:50 PM
06.06.13 | 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.
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