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Extension of validity of meal vouchers and eco-vouchers?


Due to the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19),  the Belgian government took exceptional and temporary measures and closed many shops and all restaurants. This has had a significant impact on employees' ability to spend  meal vouchers, eco-vouchers, and gift vouchers. They have all now been extended by 6 months. This will be processed automatically on an employee's individual card. Source: viabelgium

Extension of validity of meal vouchers and eco-vouchers?2021-02-06T15:41:41+00:00

Maternity leave


The law now grants fifteen weeks of maternity leave to all mothers, even those who had to stop work early. […]

Maternity leave2020-07-23T12:44:20+00:00

Coronavirus action points for employers


If your business has collapsed or is experiencing a dramatic decrease in sales following the special measures introduced in Belgium on 13 March you can temporarily make your staff unemployed. They will be immediately eligible for unemployment benefit (65% of salary up to €2754.76 per month) for a period of up to 3 months (this can be extended if necessary).th […]

Coronavirus action points for employers2020-03-20T16:02:14+00:00

Coronavirus action points for self-employed


If your business has collapsed following the special measures introduced in Belgium on 13th March you can apply to have your social security payments delayed. Apply via your social insurance agency (the organisation that sends you an invoice every quarter for social contributions).

Coronavirus action points for self-employed2020-03-19T15:29:35+00:00

Adaptation of legislation in Brussels and Wallonia for single work permits for highly qualified and director level employees


Legislation on work permits is a shared competence of the different regions and the Federal level. In other words, each region can imprint its own accent on a national level template. Flanders has already done so at the beginning of the year. Brussels and Wallonia now follow suit. Under the adapted rules The maximum duration of a work permit is 3 years for all regions The Brussels and Walloon regions ask the employer to submit the following documents each year: a copy of the payslips of the past year; a copy of their individual account (generated by the payroll processor); the Limosa declaration (for posted workers) a copy of the "Certificate of Coverage" (or the exemption from Belgian social security contributions in the case of posted workers). The certificate of cover proves that the worker remains subject to the social security of his country of origin. Flanders does not require any annual filing. Source: Arrêté du Gouvernement de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale du 16 mai 2019 modifiant l'arrêté royal du 9 juin 1999 portant exécution de la loi du 30 avril 1999 relative à l'occupation des travailleurs étrangers, en ce qui concerne l'autorisation de travail pour les activités [...]

Adaptation of legislation in Brussels and Wallonia for single work permits for highly qualified and director level employees2019-09-15T21:20:06+00:00

Increase of 1.1% for private sector employees as of September


A salary agreement has been signed for the 55,000 employers and the 450,000 or so employees of Joint Committee No. 200. Their purchasing power will increase by 1.1% on 1 September 2019. This increase can be converted (in whole or in part) into an equivalent benefit. As of July 1, 2020, granting the bicycle allowance, already used by many employers for those employees who cycle to work, will be mandatory for all employers in this joint committee. Source: La Libre

Increase of 1.1% for private sector employees as of September2019-09-15T21:20:27+00:00

First GDPR fine in Belgium


A local Belgian mayor was fined €2000 for having used e-mail addresses obtained for the exercise of his office for electoral campaign purposes. This is the first financial penalty imposed in Belgium for non-compliance with the European General Regulations on Data Protection (GDPR), better known by the abbreviation GDPR. The Data Protection Authority (ODA), the former Commission for the Protection of Privacy, sees this "moderate" fine as a message to all those responsible for processing. Find out more: https://www.autoriteprotectiondonnees.be/news/lautorite-de-protection-des-donnees-prononce-une-sanction-dans-le-cadre-dune-campagne Source : Autorité de protection des données 29 mai 2019

First GDPR fine in Belgium2019-09-15T21:20:50+00:00

The ONSS is inflexible in case of late DIMONA for student


Not introducing a "student" Dimona statement on time, will cost you. Late hours of work are not earmarked for the 475-hour student quota. Ordinary ONSS contributions are deducted from the remuneration granted for these hours. The Dimona declaration must be submitted no later than the first day of the relevant work period. Source: Paterna professional

The ONSS is inflexible in case of late DIMONA for student2019-07-09T02:09:37+00:00