War in Ukraine: employment of Ukrainian residents in Belgium
Do you want to hire a Ukrainian resident? Then keep in mind the following.
Does your company employ at least 50 full-time equivalents? Then the upcoming social elections of May 2020 need your attention: you must now prepare the first deadlines for the establishment or renewal of your company's consultative bodies.
During the course of this strict and complex procedure, you can count on Partena Professional's expertise. Thanks to our tailor-made support, you can save precious time and avoid mistakes before, during and after the elections... and, consequently, the risk of internal conflicts as well as the additional costs that these conflicts may generate.
Every 4 years, private sector companies employing at least 50 full-time equivalents are legally obliged to organize social elections. What is the purpose of these elections? Allow personnel members to nominate their representatives in the company's consultative bodies from a list of candidates. These consultative bodies are the Committee for Prevention and Protection at Work (CPPW) and in some cases the Works Council.
The Committee for Prevention and Protection at Work (CPPW) takes care of the well-being of personnel members. It is composed of employer representatives, the internal prevention advisor and personnel representatives. If your company has at least 50 employees, the establishment of this Committee is a legal obligation.
Composed of representatives of both the employer and the employees, the mission of the Works Council is to inform and consult the employees. If your company has at least 100 employees, the establishment of this Council is a legal obligation.
Must your company organize social elections or not? It depends on the number of employees employed by your company or companies which alone or together form a Technical Business Unit (TBU).
In concrete terms, the Technical Business Unit is an entity with a certain economic and, above all, social autonomy, sufficient to be considered as a coherent unity. In practice, the TBU does not necessarily correspond to the legal entity of your company. This means...
What is your Technical Business Unit? The issue is open to interpretation... especially in a social election process, where it must be resolved before the election procedure is launched. Do you have any doubts about the reach of your Technical Business Unit? Our experts advise you on the legal basis that will support your approach.
In addition to setting the period during which elections must be held, the law of 4 April 2019 regulating the organization of the social elections in 2020 has introduced some new features:
This is prescribed by law: the 2020 social elections must be held between 11 and 24 May. But first, you must respect a very strict procedural timetable. The first key date of this marathon is set 150 days before this election period, between 13 and 26 December 2019. To be ready on time, you must therefore act now.
Do you need help to manage all the steps of this electoral process? That's what we do for you.
Thanks to the support of Partena Professional, you avoid mistakes, as well as possible internal conflicts and additional costs. You are sure that your staff is counted correctly and that the documents with the right information will be ready on time. Not only are you faultless, you also save time.
Count on Partena Professional for your social elections:
A permanent team of experienced consultants scrupulously follows the organisation of your social elections. Would you like advice before, during and/or after the elections? Do you prefer telephone or face-to-face contact? The choice is up to you.