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Nancy Luyten heads the Employment Practice Group in Belgium. She is mentioned as a leading Employment Practitioner in successive editions of Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe, and Best Lawyers®.com. She joined the Firm in 1998 and became a national partner in 2002 and a principal in 2007.

The EU legislators aim to promote more transparent and predictable employment, while ensuring labor market adaptability. To reach this goal, the EU directive on transparent and predictable working conditions and its implementation law impose certain information obligations on employers, and also lay down new minimum standards regarding working conditions that have to be guaranteed. In the case of noncompliance, sanctions (up to level 3) can be imposed.

In recent months, discussions have been ongoing regarding the so-called “labor deal” in Belgium, which will entail various changes to Belgian employment law. Can employees insist on a four-day working week? Are employees entitled to a “right to disconnect” after working hours? On Thursday 29 September 2022, the federal parliament officially approved the draft law implementing the labor deal (thereby addressing such questions).