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  1. Legal news
    18 December 2019
    Trade secrets and employment law

    Trade secrets are a vital asset to many companies. They are no longer secret recipes, formulas or intellectual property, but also fundamental information on pricing, business plans and client lists.

  2. Legal news
    02 November 2020
    Belgium: New rules on telework and home working for the next months

    Following the deepening of the COVID-19 crisis in Belgium and the dramatic development of the public health situation, the Belgian government promulgated new rules, notably on telework and homework, to be effective from ...

  3. Legal news
    03 September 2020
    Cross-border: Recording of working time, home-working and the burden of proof – a lethal mix?

    Following the ECJ ruling of 14 May 2019 on workers’ fundamental right to limitation of working hours and employers' obligation to ensure proper recording and measurement of working time (case C-55/18), there has been a ...

  4. Legal news
    28 January 2021
    Belgium: New rules on COVID-19 teleworking

    On 26 January 2021 a new nation-wide collective bargaining agreement no. 149 (‘the CBA’) was concluded setting forth specific rules covering teleworking in Belgium during the current Corona-crisis. It will be in effect ...

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    20 April 2021
    EU law & your business: Keeping abreast of the latest trends in employment and HR matters

    EU law impacts your business more than you may think. EU directives and regulations in the field of social policy are to an ever-larger extent defining the legal landscape in which companies operate. Throughout the EU, ...

  6. Legal news
    28 January 2020
    Implementation of the Trade Secret Directive – Some comments from Belgium

    In the third of our series of articles written by members of our International Trade Secrets Group, and intended to highlight particular points to note relating to the protection of Trade Secrets in various different ...

  7. Twobirds news
    02 October 2018
    Bird & Bird expands its employment practice with the appointment of Pieter De Koster as partner in Brussels

    International law firm Bird & Bird today expands its International HR Services Practice with the appointment of Pieter De Koster as a partner in Brussels.

  8. Legal news
    04 December 2019
    Illness and incapacity in the workplace

    More than half of Belgium's working population has experienced a workplace absence of one month or longer.

  9. Legal news
    26 January 2021
    COVID-19: Guidance for Employers in Belgium

    The outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed as a worldwide pandemic and the World Health Organization has declared that this is a public health emergency of international concern. Understandably, ...

  10. Legal news
    19 November 2019
    Navigating employment law in Belgium

    Our Brussels-based International HR Services team provides an overview of current issues on most HR directors' agendas in Belgium. Cecilia Lahaye, Jehan de Wasseige and Anton Aerts go over unacceptable behaviour ...