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Unique training for Brussels based NGO leaders

2019-04-24T21:17:28+00:00

Bringing the whole team with you  INTRODUCTION With hundreds of international NGOs and Association Secretariats, Brussels is the most INGO crowded city in Europe. Collaborative groups across NGOs regularly share knowledge, skills and competencies to increase their impact and be more effective while reaching their organisational goals. But how often to NGO leaders come together for training and peer learning? Although fora exist where challenges can be aired and advice sought there are no formal learning spaces. This session is designed to address this gap. We have created this first-ever formal opportunity for you to learn, collaborate and support each [...]

Unique training for Brussels based NGO leaders2019-04-24T21:17:28+00:00

Have you paid too much in employer social contributions?

2019-03-15T16:38:15+00:00

According to Acerta, around 4% of employees are entitled to an ONSS reduction that is not applied. The average amount that could be recovered through this reduction is €2200. Hopefully you still have time to get your old ONSS reductions back! Acerta explains all about how employers can benefit from a range of subsidies for their employees. Read the article (Only available in FR). — Source: Acerta

Have you paid too much in employer social contributions?2019-03-15T16:38:15+00:00

WLTP: What to know about the new car consumption test

2019-03-15T16:40:15+00:00

The WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure) is a new compulsory test procedure for cars, which will lead to an overall increase in a car’s carbon emission value. This will have a knock on effect on the circulation tax, the calculation of the benefit in kind, the deductibility of cars expenses from corporate income tax and the carbon solidarity contribution. Read more about the WLTP (Only available in FR and NL). — Source: SD Worx

WLTP: What to know about the new car consumption test2019-03-15T16:40:15+00:00

New per diem conditions

2019-03-15T16:40:57+00:00

Since 1st September 2017, the per diem amounts and conditions for federal employees have significantly changed. This matters as many employers in the private and non-profit sector use these amounts for their own employees. It was confirmed recently that the new amounts and conditions also apply. Read more here (Only available in FR). — Source: SD Workx

New per diem conditions2019-03-15T16:40:57+00:00

“Cash for car” allowance now available

2019-03-15T17:07:53+00:00

The law introducing the mobility (or cash for car) allowance came into force in May 2018. Employees with a company car that they can also use for private use can now give it back and get paid more instead without this income being treated by the tax and social security authorities as regular salary. The mobility allowance is calculated on the basis of the returned vehicle's catalogue value and benefits from a favourable fiscal and social regime. Read more about mobility allowance (Only available in FR and NL). — Source: SD Worx

“Cash for car” allowance now available2019-03-15T17:07:53+00:00

New notice periods during the first 6 months

2019-03-15T17:28:02+00:00

On 4 May 2018 new notice periods came into effect for contracts signed from 1 May onwards. The effect of the new rules is to reduce the notice period that employers must give employees during the first 6 months of occupation. In the first three months the employer will now have to give just 1 weeks notice rising to 3 weeks notice after three months, 4 weeks notice after four months, 5 weeks notice between 5 months and 6 months. Links: Only available in FR – Annexe au règlement de travail relative aux délais de préavis (Partena Professional) Source: http://www.hralert.be/fr/news/modele-de-nouvelle-annexe-au-reglement-de-travail [...]

New notice periods during the first 6 months2019-03-15T17:28:02+00:00

Not so much flexibility at work after all

2019-03-15T17:44:18+00:00

Four employees in ten are too scared to ask for a flexible work pattern, fearing that if they do, they be passed over for promotion at another point in their career. The study by Mercer makes the claim on the basis of interviews with 7600 managers. Links: Only available in FR – Flexibilité au travail : 4 employés sur 10 inquiets pour leur promotion (communiqué de presse de Mercer) Source: http://www.hralert.be/fr/news/la-flexibilite-au-travail-pas-evidente (HR Alert)

Not so much flexibility at work after all2019-03-15T17:44:18+00:00

1 in 4 contracts ends in separation within 12 months

2019-03-15T17:47:00+00:00

Despite the time and effort that goes into recruiting and inducting new staff members, a quarter of newly hired permanent employees leave within a year, usually at the request of the new staff member, according to an analysis of 44,000 contracts conducted by Acerta. The problem is often due to poor integration of the new employee into their team Links: Only available in FR – Un quart des CDI ne durent même pas un an (L'Echo) Only available in NL – Slechte onboarding: 60% van nieuwe medewerkers overweegt vertrek (Robert Half) Source: http://www.hralert.be/fr/news/1-contrat-sur-4-est-un-coup-dans-l%E2%80%99eau (HR Alert)

1 in 4 contracts ends in separation within 12 months2019-03-15T17:47:00+00:00

Personal use of company mobile phone not automatically taxed as a benefit in kind

2019-03-15T17:49:39+00:00

The finance minister recently made waves by stating that no benefit in kind need be applied for a mobile phone provided to employees as long as the latter pay the costs related to personal use. These costs could be established with a system of split billing or by setting a realistic amount. Links: Only available in FR – Outils IT : les nouveaux forfaits confirmés au niveau social…mais incertitude en cas de split billing (Group S) Source: http://www.hralert.be/fr/news/usage-prive-du-gsm-de-societe-pas-d%E2%80%99office-impose (HR Alert)

Personal use of company mobile phone not automatically taxed as a benefit in kind2019-03-15T17:49:39+00:00

Be precise on the reasons for contract termination

2019-03-15T17:55:46+00:00

When you dismiss an employee, he or she has the right to know the exact reasons. To avoid future discussion or even a court case, it is best to specify the precise reasons for the dismissal on the C4. Obligation to justify the dismissal – A clear C4 may be sufficient Since 1st April 2014, a dismissed employee has the right to know the concrete reasons which led to his/her dismissal. The employer is not required to justify each dismissal automatically – you must do so only if the employee asks you to. If you receive such a request, you [...]

Be precise on the reasons for contract termination2019-03-15T17:55:46+00:00