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COVID-19 - Update

Following the decision of the Belgian government of April 24, 2020 to proceed to a progressive deconfinement in three phases, the ministerial decree (MD) of March 23, 2020 is modified by a MD of May 8, 2020 implementing the phase 1.b as from May 11. The changes can be summarized as follows (see also in the appendix an informal coordination highlighting the changes):

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CAO90

The deadline for filing your non-recurring bonus plan based on Collective bargaining agreement ( CBA) No. 90 valid for the whole year 2020 ends today, 30 April 2020, and is not extended under COVID19. Indeed a plan valid for one year can retroact a maximum of one quarter. Not to forget.
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Social elections - COVID

Given the current lockdown and the expectation that it will last for up to 8 to 12 weeks, the social partners have decided within the G10 group to suspend the social election process at X + 36 (being the day following the communication of the list of candidates to the employer but before the posting of said lists at X + 40).

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Social elections – Occult period of protection for the candidates

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By way of remainder, the members of the WC/ CPPW and their replacements as well as the non-elected candidates benefit from a protection against dismissal, which implies that they cannot be dismissed for reasons linked to the exercise of their mandate and a special procedure has to be followed to terminate their employment (even for serious cause). We will not revert here on these very complex and formal procedures.

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COVID-19

Here are a number of quick questions and answers - non-exhaustive - about managing Corona Virus COVID 19 in the workplace noting that under the circumstances the courts might be more "flexible":

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