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Employment & Pensions

Belgium

For your business to be successful, the relationship with your employees as well as your employee representatives such as works councils and unions is crucial. Employment and pension law in Europe is complex and, at times, contradictory, whether you are dealing with salary packages, employment contracts, equal opportunities and restrictive covenants or restructurings and mergers and acquisitions.

European directives, European court decisions, national laws, local cases and precedent must all be taken into account by your management team.

Our 280-strong group of sector specialists in Employment & Pensions law in Europe and beyond can help you navigate the maze of HR regulations, their practical application and other legal complexities you must contend with on a daily basis.

If your business crosses borders, you will be faced with additional legal hurdles before achieving the outcome you need.

With a global network covering 33 countries, we can help solve your problems across all the jurisdictions in which you operate or plan to operate - whether your issue relates to employment contracts, pension schemes, redundancies, M&A, collective labour law, social security or litigation.

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    Expat Desk

    Our specialists of the CMS Expat Desk provide cross-border advice to (global) companies about international employees, also known as "expats".

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    04 Apr 19
    Bel­gi­um passes Brexit act, cov­ers em­ploy­ment & so­cial se­cur­ity is­sues
    On 28 March 2019, the Bel­gian par­lia­ment passed the Brexit Act, which aims to tem­por­ar­ily deal with the con­sequences of a pos­sible Hard Brexit and con­tains the fol­low­ing meas­ures in the field of em­ploy­ment law and so­cial se­cur­ity law: The right of res­id­ence ...
    21 Mar 19
    EU and Bel­gi­um pass laws pro­tect­ing UK ex­pat and EU cit­izen's rights...
    In a bid to tackle the con­sequences of a pos­sible Hard Brexit on EU na­tion­als liv­ing in the UK and UK na­tion­als liv­ing on the con­tin­ent, on 22 Feb­ru­ary 2019 the Com­mit­tee of Per­man­ent Rep­res­ent­at­ives in the EU (Coreper) ap­proved a draft reg­u­la­tion on es­tab­lish­ing...
    June 2019
    CMS Em­ploy­ment & Pen­sions Glob­al Bro­chure

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    23 May 19
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