Temporary unemployment due to force majeure “floods” in 2021 officially treated as days actually worked for the annual l

Author: Catherine Legardien (Legal Expert)
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The days of temporary unemployment declared in 2021 due to force majeure as a consequence of the exceptional weather conditions of 14 and 15 July 2021 are officially treated as days actually worked for the entitlement to annual leave.

Therefore, for the period from 14 July to 31 December 2021, the days of work interruption resulting from temporary unemployment due to force majeure as a consequence of the exceptional weather conditions of 14 and 15 July (both for manual and non-manual workers) are treated as days actually worked for the calculation holiday pay of the and holiday duration.

Source: Royal Decree of 7 December 2021 on the treatment of the days of interruption  of work due to temporary unemployment caused by force majeure as a consequence of the pandemic, caused by the coronavirus, as days actually worked in the scheme of annual leave of employees, for the period from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021 and due to exceptional weather conditions of 14 and 15 July 2021 for the period from 14 July 2021 to 31 December 2021, Belgian Official Gazette 21 December 2021.

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