We will work with you in this very dynamic and technical area of the law to make your life as easy as possible. Expertise in these matters is important, but we also bring to the table our experience and understanding of the underlying issues and how to deal with them to your advantage.
We represent employers as well as employees; individuals as well as companies and unions. Our lawyers provide advice, their negotiation and drafting skills, as well as a communications channel with the unions, regulatory authorities and government agencies. And if your matter belongs before the Labour Courts or other competent tribunals, we will be right there with you, representing your best interests.
- Mobility and Immigration
Our clients, Belgian and multinational organizations, as well as employees and employee representatives and unions, seek our advice with respect to mobility and detachment issues throughout Europe and the rest of the world. We have experience and will advise you on how to accompany worker detachments, get work permits, resident permits and what to do about pensions, both statutory as well as complementary.
- Labour Law
We will advise and assist you with your individual and collective labour relationships, from pre-contractual (recruitment) discussions to formalizing agreements, including collective bargaining agreements and formation of employer-employee committees and others, up to the termination phase and perhaps well beyond.
Our services include:
– Recruitment and hiring/engagement
– Working hours and rest periods
– Termination of contract
– Collective labour agreements
– Employee representation
– Tax advice with respect to remuneration and other benefits
– Statutory labour law
– Compliance inspections
– Privacy rights and data protection
– Intangible property protection
– Work environment and well-being
– Labour compliance audit
– Services and consultancy agreements
Reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions, the sale or transfer of part or the totality of business units and divisions always raise issues with respect to the labour force and employment in the work place. Collective dismissals, insolvency proceedings and other related restructurings, should these occur, always require careful planning and full knowledge of the specific provisions which may apply in these cases. We will explain and help you apply the best solution to the applicable circumstances.
- Social Engineering
We provide practical advice adapted to your business activities and industry: salary splits, seconded employees and/or management, management companies and alternate forms of remuneration to suit your specific needs and optimize your situation.
- Social Security
We also assist the various stakeholders with respect to Belgian National Social Security laws and regulations, whether they concern employees, employers or the national regulatory authorities, the payment or recovery of any payments made with respect to such laws and regulations and any litigation which might come up.