Ill during leave? From 2024 onwards, leave can be carried forward - The law has been published!

Author: Catherine Delos (Legal Expert)
Read time: 1min
Publication date: 02/08/2023 - 15:27
Latest update: 02/08/2023 - 15:29

As we announced in our infoflash of 10 July 2023 , the legislation had to be adapted to allow workers who fall ill during their leave to benefit from the guaranteed salary and carry forward their days of leave to a later point in the vacation year.

The law that ensures this adaptation has just been published in the Belgian Official Gazette.

Entry into force

The law comes into force on 1 January 2024.

Sources: Law of 17 July 2023 amending the law of 3 July 1978 on employment contracts and the law of 8 April 1965 instituting work regulations with regard to the coincidence of annual leave and incapacity for work, Belgian Official Gazeette 31.07.2023


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