Workable work

Labour law reforms in Belgium: flexible and workable work, re-integrating long-term sick employees and safeguarding competitiveness

The "Flexible and Workable Work" act in Belgium aims at ensuring "workable" work, by encouraging permanent training of employees, introducing the possibility of occasional remote work, facilitating working for a group of employers, introducing a so-called "career savings" system and extending time-credit and palliative care leave entitlements.

In this issue

  • Promoting permanent training of employees
    8 FEB 2017

    The "Flexible and Workable Work" act (FWW-act) aims at encouraging employers to invest more in employee trainings by creating a new legal framework for permanent training of employees.

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  • Occasional remote work
    8 FEB 2017

    The Flexible and Workable Work act (FWW-act) introduces occasional remote work, allowing employees to work from home or any other place to deal with occasional situations and to improve their work-life balance.

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  • Encouraging working with a group of employers
    8 FEB 2017

    The Flexible and Workable Work act (FWW-act) also leads to a modification of the rules allowing a group of companies to put one or more employees at the disposal of a member. The purpose is to standardize the application procedure and to make this form of 'shared employment' more attractive for employers.

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  • Introducing a "career savings system" in Belgium
    8 FEB 2017

    The recently adopted "Flexible and Workable Work" act (FWW-act) aims at giving employees more autonomy in managing their working time, and thereby improving their work-life balance, by introducing a legal framework of a "career savings" system (loopbaansparen, compte épargne-carrière).

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  • Voluntary donation of leave days in Belgium
    8 FEB 2017

    The system of "voluntary donation of leave days" gives the possibility to an employee who has a child (below 21 years) suffering from a particularly serious disease, a particularly serious handicap or who had a particularly serious accident to benefit from additional leave days donated by other employees of the company.

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