08 April 2022

DPA holds employer accountable for forwarding data of a former employee

An employer who had sent data of a former employee to a local authority is held accountable by the Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA). According to the DPA, this action violated several GPDR principles, in particular the principles of purpose limitation, lawfulness, data minimization and confidentiality.

29 March 2022

Ukrainian refugees get temporary access to the Belgian labour market

The "temporary protection" status immediately gives Ukrainian nationals a valid residence permit and permission to work in Belgium.

18 February 2022

The notion of "reasonable accommodation" may include the obligation to offer alternative employment

The Court of Justice of the European Union clarifies the scope of the notion "reasonable accommodation" for disabled workers, following a request for preliminary ruling by the Council of State in 2020. 

26 January 2022

How to react in case of a personal data breach?

The European Data Protection Board ("EDPD") has recently published guidelines illustrating the obligations to be respected in case of personal data breach: theft or loss of documents, e-mail sent by mistake, etc. We analyse several practical cases from these guidelines.

13 December 2021

The EU « Blue Card » for highly qualified workers will be modified in the future

A reform of the EU Blue Card system will facilitate the recruitment of highly skilled workers from outside the European Union (EU).

02 November 2021

Obstructing traffic during a strike can result in a criminal conviction

In a judgment of 19 October 2021, the Court of Appeal of Liège convicted several activists of a Trade Union for having deliberately obstructed road traffic during a national strike.Following the recent case law of the Court of Cassation, the criminal court has ruled that it is irrelevant whether or not the strikers were aware of the danger caused by their action.

Collective employment law
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