Specialists in social law.
Nothing more, nothing less.

Sotra's expertise encompasses all branches of labor law, social security law and HR tax law, in the private and public sector.

Our services

We mainly offer our services to corporations and to public administrations. We also assist managers and company directors who have specific needs in social law and HR-tax law.

TeamOur lawyers

The expertise of Sotra's lawyers focuses exclusively on employment law and income tax in the field of human resources. Their experience is solidly built on many years of practice, advising a wide diversity of demanding clients

OfficesWhere to find us

Our practice is 100% digital: we offer our services online, by videoconference and by phone. But we do of course have offices in Brussels and Namur, because sometimes it is convenient (and pleasant) to meet each other in person!
17 March 2023

Annual leave entitlement now reinforced

A Royal Decree of 8 February 2023 allows workers who are unable to take their annual leave due to illness, accident, maternity leave, parental leave, adoption leave, prophylactic leave or foster care leave to transfer these days to the following calendar year.

28 October 2022

New right to demand more predictable and stable working conditions (CBA No. 161)

CBA No. 161 introduces the right for private sector workers to request, under certain conditions, a form of employment with more predictable and stable working conditions. The CBA also provides specific guarantees for workers who make use of this right. These new measures came into force on 1 October 2022.

21 October 2022

New right to request a "flexible working arrangement" (CBA No. 162)

CBA No. 162 introduces the right for private sector workers to request "flexible working arrangements", in order to take care of their children or to provide assistance to a family member. The CBA also provides specific guarantees for workers who make use of this right. These new measures came into force on 1 October 2022.



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SoCast is a podcast produced by the law firm Sotra. We comment on the essential legislative and jurisprudential news in social law, in the private sector and the public sector.

AgendaUpcoming events

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As well-regarded specialists, Sotra's lawyers are regularly invited to speak during seminars and conferences on topics of social and fiscal law.
06.04.23 From 12:00 to 14:00
Sotra, Avocats, 1050 Bruxelles
Lunch d'inspiration | Lanceurs d'alerte : quels impacts pour les employeurs ?

Fin d’année 2022, la Belgique a transposé la directive (UE) 2019/1937 concernant la protection des lanceurs d’alerte. La balle est à présent dans le camp des employeurs, avec des actions à mener dès 2023 ! 

À l’occasion de ce lunch d’inspiration, Olivier Rijckaert et Valentin Hanquet examineront les conséquences, nombreuses et importantes, de cette législation nouvelle pour les entreprises : adoption d’une procédure de signalement, suivi des signalements, obligation d’information envers les travailleurs et respect de la concertation sociale, régime de protection contre le licenciement, etc. Ils formuleront également des recommandations pratiques à l’attention des responsables RH.

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18.04.23 From 08:30 to 16:30
Sotra, Avocats, UVCW Loyers
Focus sur le règlement de travail

En tant qu’employeur, la loi vous impose d'élaborer un règlement de travail, sous peine de sanction. Au-delà de l'obligation légale, le règlement de travail constitue un outil qui, bien pensé, vous permet d'organiser au mieux les relations de travail au sein de votre organisation. Quelles sont les mentions à obligatoirement inclure dans le règlement de travail ? Quelles sont les procédures de modification du règlement de travail ? 

Au travers de cette formation, nous vous aiderons à élaborer un règlement de travail adapté, lisible pour l’ensemble des travailleurs et conforme aux prescrits légaux. Vous serez invité à vous munir du règlement de travail de votre organisation (si vous en disposez) afin de mener une réflexion concrète au départ de celui-ci.

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20.04.23 From 14:00 to 17:30
Sotra, Avocats, Webinaire Bruxelles
La gestion des incapacités de travail : une approche pratique et transversale

100 % des employeurs sont confrontés à des travailleurs en incapacité de travail. Les incapacités de travail ont de nombreuses incidences, tant dans le cadre de la relation de travail qu’au moment de la rupture du contrat. La législation et la jurisprudence sont à ce point abondantes en la matière que l’employeur n’a pas toujours les bons réflexes.

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