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Companies are often confronted with debtors letting the agreed payment period expire without any statement of reasons. Such payment arrears are difficult to anticipate and are therefore all the more harmful for the company’s liquidity. Especially in times where the financial institutions are reluctant to provide external financing, such defaults can cause serious financial damage to companies.
In order to halt these practices and to assist the companies in the recovery of unchallenged monetary claims, article 10 of Directive 2011/7/EU on combating late payment in commercial transactions requires the European member states to provide for a simplified and expedited procedure specific in relation to such claims.
In 2016, several major companies have announced their intention to proceed to collective dismissals. Yet Belgium is one of the member of the OECD that offers the best protection to workers in case of collective dismissal. The Renault Act, edicted in response to Renault’s blatant non-observance of existing law at the closure of its plant in Vilvoorde in 1997, aims to establish a dialogue between the employer who intends to proceed to a collective dismissal and the workers’ representatives, to better protect the workers’ rights and involve them in the process.
In this context, it is useful to examine what is exactly provided by the Renault Act. The purpose of this contribution is to remind and focus on the employers’ obligations in terms of workers’ information and consultation in the event of projected collective dismissal.
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (for short CETA) is an international agreement between the European Union and Canada.The negociations on it have been launched in May 2009 and were concluded in September 2014.
The objective of CETA is to increase bilateral trade and investment flows, in accordance with the 2020 Europe strategy to boost growth through external competiveness and the participation in open and fair markets worldwide.On request of the European Union, the negociations have been reopened and finalized in February 2016.
The Belgian Minister of work, Mr. Kris Peeters, intends to reform the employment legislation, starting with the rules on working time. In this article, our employment law team will give you an overview of the planned measures.
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