The measure providing for the possibility for employees to temporarily suspend their career break or to go and work for another employer during a career break period has been extended until 31 August 2020.
As a reminder: suspension of the career break is only authorised for employees who are employed by an employer in a vital sector.
The possibility of working during a career break period only applies to employment with another employer who also belongs to a vital sector.
The vital sectors are as follows:
- JC No. 144 (agriculture), in so far as the employee is employed exclusively on the employer's own land,
- JC No. 145 (horticulture), excluding the sector of planting and upkeep of parks and gardens,
- JC No. 146 (forestry) and
- JC No. 322 (temporary agency sector and accredited undertakings providing community-based work or services, in so far as the temporary agency worker is employed by a user in one of the sectors mentioned above).
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Source: Special Powers Decree No. 14 of 27 April 2020 implementing Article 5, § 1, 5°, of the Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 (II) to safeguard a smooth work organisation in the critical sectors, Belgian Official Gazette, 28 April 2020 – 2nd edition; Royal Decree No. 45 of 26 June 2020 implementing Article 5, § 1, 5°, of the Act of 27 March 2020 authorising the King to take measures in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19 (II) extending certain measures, clarifying certain terms of the corona parental leave and of the consumption voucher, Belgian Official Gazette, 30 June 2020 - 2nd edition; https://www.onem.be/fr/documentation/feuille-info/t3; https://www.onem.be/fr/citoyens/interruption-de-carriere-credit-temps-et-conges-thematiques/faq.