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Toon Smets

Toon Smets is an Associate in Baker McKenzie, Brussels office.

Undertakings that habitually employ on average at least 50 employees will have to hold so-called ‘social elections’ in May 2024. The preparatory procedure for this year will begin in December 2023. The average headcount is determined over a reference period of one year running from Q4 2022 through Q3 2023. The specific category of interim agency workers is also taken into account for determining the average headcount, be it only in function of their employment in Q2 2023. To that effect, employers in Belgium need to keep a special register.

A wide range of trending employment topics have been covered during this webinar, recent changes to the HR landscape, such as the proposed implementation of the EU Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions, the labor deal, the recent changes regarding the reintegration process of long-term sick employees etc.