Belgium has sent a barrister to plead its case before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to oppose the prohibition on wearing the veil at work.
Retirement continues to be the main cause for concern for independent workers.
Within the hotel and catering trade, staff may once again undertake overtime without any problem according to a letter sent by the Social Inspectorate to all cafés and restaurants.
The Belgian Labour Welfare Service has drawn up a formal statement regarding potential wrongdoing by the Deputy Prime Minister (of the N-VA - New Flemish Alliance), Jan Jambon.
To assist the long-term sick to reintegrate into the employment market, the N-VA (New Flemish Alliance) is proposing to inspire people into flexible employment, which is predicted in the hotel and catering trade.
Foreign workers will no longer be eligible for unemployment benefit under the same conditions as Belgians, under new austerity measures put in place during the Budget check.
Belgium had 630,806 unemployed in 2014, compared to 171,600 in 1954.

“No new tax on job creation”

Sunday, 13 March 2016 20:32
The federal government is still looking for around 2.2 billion dollars, to get the State’s 2016 budget back on track. They want to be able to balance the books by 2018, the Deputy Prime Minister Didier Reynders (MR) said on Sunday.
Between 2010 and 2015, the number of secondary freelancers went up by 10.6%, according to data from the Social Security Freelancers Institute (Inast).
From the 1st of March, all workers on a building site costing more than 500,000 euros will have to register.