The Plessers saga has come to an end – Is this a breakthrough in the reform of the reorganisation procedure? (PwC Legal)

Author: Christophe Wathion (PwC Legal) Publication date: 26/04/2021 The reorganisation procedure aims to provide an opportunity for undertakings facing financial difficulties to continue their business and activities and is governed by the provisions in book XX of the Belgian Economic Law Code (“ELC”) (previously the procedure was provided in the Belgian Act on the Continuity…

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Teleworking: how to implement on a more permanent basis? (PwC Legal)

Authors: Bart Elias and Pascale Moreau (PwC Legal) Publication date: 22/07/2020 The coronavirus has led governments all over the world to temporarily oblige teleworking whenever and wherever possible. Also in Belgium teleworking became the new normal during this global pandemic. Today, measures to fight the coronavirus are gradually being lifted, but in the meantime both…

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Uw verplichtingen als zelfstandige bij arbeidsongeschiktheid van korte duur? (PwC Legal)

Auteur: Frank Ruelens (PwC Legal) Publicatiedatum: 15/02/2020 De sociaalzekerheidsrechtelijke situatie van zelfstandigen in België is de laatste jaren gevoelig verbeterd en de verschillen met een werknemer zijn kleiner geworden: één van de redenen hiervoor is dat de Federale overheid geen voorstander is van een nieuw apart statuut voor bepaalde “nieuwe” categorieën van professionele samenwerking zoals…

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Single permit update – increase of all Regional minimum salary thresholds (PwC Legal)

Author: PwC Legal Publication date: 13/12/2019 All 3 Regional Authorities have increased the minimum salary thresholds for work and/or single permit holders. Please find below an overview of the increased salary thresholds for 2020: Flanders Region Brussels & Wallloon Region Highly qualified employee EUR 42,696 gross/year* EUR 42,869 gross/year Managerial employee EUR 68,314 gross/year EUR 71,521 gross/year European Blue Card EUR…

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The impact of Brexit on your mobile workforce – a Belgian perspective (PwC Legal)

Authors: Bart Elias, Pascale Moreau and Nadja De Bie (PwC Legal) Publication date: 04/11/2019 Last week, the EU27 complied with the UK’s request for a Brexit “flextension” until 31 January 2020. Although PM Johnson was able to get a majority vote on his new Brexit deal two weeks ago, the MPs rejected PM Johnson’s timetable that would have seen parliament…

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Renovatie of nieuwbouw? De fiscus controleert! (PwC Legal)

Auteur: PwC Legal Publicatiedatum: 30/10/2019 Werken in onroerende staat die de omvorming, de renovatie, de rehabilitatie, verbetering, de herstelling of het onderhoud tot voorwerp hebben, kunnen onder bepaalde voorwaarden onderworpen worden aan het verlaagd btw-tarief van 6 %. Onlangs verkondigde de Orde van Architecten in de media dat “meer dan de helft van renovaties eigenlijk…

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