The extension of the motivated time credit, as provided by the statute "Workable and Flexible Work" will not apply since this matter has been regulated by a collective labour agreement, which will be applicable at the latest as from 1 April 2017.

The statute "Workable and Flexible Work" provides for an extension of the motivated time credit (caring of a child up to the age of 8 years, nursing of a heavily ill family member, palliative nursing, caring of a handicapped child up to the age of 21 year, nursing of a minor heavily ill child). However these stipulations apply only if no collective labour agreement is entered into within the framework of the National Labour Council, providing for a similar extension.

On 20 December 2016 the industrial relations partners signed such a collective labour agreement within the framework of the National Labour Council (CLA n° 103ter). This collective labour agreement will be applicable at the latest as from 1 April 2017.

Consequently, the stipulations of the statute "Workable and Flexible Work" do not apply.

The CLA n° 103ter will be commented on in a later stage.