Terrorist attacks in Brussels: deferred payment of social security charges possible
Following the terrorist attacks of 22 March 2016 in Brussels, employers can experience temporary financial difficulties to pay their social security contributions. These employers can ask the National Social Security Office (NSSO) for a deferred payment.
Has an employer the right to ask an applicant questions about a potential pregnancy?
Many employers ask themselves what questions they may ask to applicants. And more specifically, has an employer the right during the recruitment process to ask a female applicant whether she is pregnant or whether she wants to start a family soon?
Terrorist attacks in Brussels: extension of temporary unemployment due to force majeure
On Friday 22 April, Minister of Work Kris Peeters announced that until 30 June 2016, employers can make use of temporary unemployment due to force majeure for workers who may still not be able to execute their normal activities because of the terrorist attacks in Brussels.
The public transport companies De Lijn, STIB/MIVB and TEC have announced that bus, tram and underground traffic may be disrupted because part of their staff will take part in the trade union demonstration on 24 May in Brussels. Disruption to the rail network would be minimal.
The precise impact of the strike action on public transport is difficult to estimate.
Economic unemployment for non-manual workers: also in case of unforeseen circumstances
As from 2 June 2016, employers whose company is recognized by the Minister of Employment as being a company in difficulty, can make use of economic unemployment for their non-manual workers in an additional situation.
Flemish Region – New target group reduction for young people
A new Flemish target group reduction will take effect shortly for young people recruited in the Flemish Region. There are new amounts, a new period of application and new conditions, announced as of 1 July 2016 (starting date not final).
Flemish Region – New target group reduction for people aged 55 and over
In the draft decision of the Flemish Government, 1 July 2016 is put forward as the starting date of a new Flemish target group reduction for older employees. The following is a tentative overview of what is new.