Tag Archives: Works Council

Belgium – the synergy between pension contributions and the severance indemnity

If you terminate an employee in Belgium you will often need to pay a severance indemnity.  This is calculated in part by reference to the employee’s pay for his notice period.  It is calculated on the “full salary”, including not just base salary, 13th month and vacation pay, but also all other benefits enjoyed by … Continue Reading

French Employer Successfully Challenges Costs Incurred By Works Council

Works Councils in France have the right under the Labour Code (Article L.2325-35) to appoint a chartered accountant to assist them with activities such as the annual review of accounts, advice on the strategic direction of the employer company and collective redundancies.  Companies are obliged to pay for the accountants in those circumstances.  If a … Continue Reading

Whistleblowing hotline compliance issues in Europe – Part 3

This post continues our short series dealing with the obligations and conditions which may be imposed by EU privacy law on businesses setting up whistleblowing hotlines in the region.  See our earlier posts: Part 1  and Part 2. Specific Data Security Requirements   The use of appropriate security measures to protect personal data from unauthorised use or … Continue Reading
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