On 15 March 2018, the Belgian Parliament finally adopted the draft bill which allows the employee, if they wish, to exchange their company car for a cash amount; a so-called mobility indemnity (‘Cash for Car’).
Newsflash: Career credits
As the social partners were not able to reach an agreement on an alternative framework, the legal rules provided in the law on workable and maneuverable work of 5 March 2017 (Law-Peeters) related to career credits came into force on 1 February 2018.
Flexi-jobs in the retail will be possible as from January 1, 2018
With the draft program act of 6 November 2017 which is expected to enter into force on 1 January 2018, the Belgian legislator expands the scope of the flexi-jobs in the catering industry to other industries such as a.o. the retail industry (Joint Committee 201 and Joint Committee 311).
The Belgian Government continues to reduce formalities for Employers: Part-time work will be simplified
As foreseen by the Law on feasible and manageable work (‘Wet Peeters’), an important reform with regard to the employment of part-time employees has come into force as from October 1, 2017. Certain aspects of part-time work have been simplified and modernized in order to reduce the administrative formalities for the employers.
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