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COVID-19: update on Belgian furlough regimes effective on 1 September 2020

Belgium - September 1 2020 When, earlier this year, the coronavirus pandemic arrived in Europe, the Belgian government decided to apply a simplified furlough regime, the…

Satya Staes Polet.

Belgian legislator suspends notice periods for employees in COVID-19-related furlough

Belgium - June 23 2020 On 22 June 2020, the law of 15 June 2020 regarding the suspension of the notice periods for dismissals notified prior to or during a period of…

Geraldine Jaffres.

TUPE: ECJ rules on employment transfers to multiple transferees

European Union, United Kingdom - April 1 2020 In the event of a transfer of an undertaking involving a change of employer (a so-called TUPE transfer), EU Directive 2001/23/EC (the TUPE Directive)…

Belgium updates Gender Discrimination Act: additional characteristics can give rise to direct discrimination

Belgium - March 2 2020 On 28 February 2020, an amendment to Belgium’s 2007 Gender Discrimination Act was published in the Belgian State Gazette and will become applicable…

Cash for Car initiative annulled by Belgium's Constitutional Court - but Mobility Budget still stands

Belgium - January 26 2020 On 23 January 2020, Belgium's Constitutional Court annulled a law of 30 March 2018 that introduced the so-called Cash for Car initiative, with…