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On Thursday 30 April 2015, the Act establishing the maximum margin for the evolution of remuneration costs for 2015 and 2016 was published in the Belgian Official Gazette and entered into force.
The National Social Security Office (NSSO) no longer equates a tablet with a PC when it comes to the valuation of the benefit subject to social security contributions.
The Act regarding the promotion of employment which primarily foresees a prohibition of indexation as from April 2015 was just published in the Belgian Official Gazette.
The registry of the General Direction Collective Labour Relations has published a list on the website of the FPS with points of attention with respect to completing and filing an act of accession for the introduction of non-recurring results-related benefits.
As of today, 1 April 2015, Joint Committee no. 218 is replaced by Joint Committee no. 200. There are almost no practical implications for both employees and employers.
In a decision of 23 January 2015, the Supreme Court stated that the trial judge, asked to rule on the nullity of a non-competition clause of an independent worker which exceeds the admitted duration, has to take into account the agreement's clause which limits the scope of the nullity.
Salaries of cross-border workers will no longer become taxable in their State of residence merely because they work occasionally in a State other than the State of usual employment, provided that this occasional work lasts for less than 25 days.
Since 1 January 2015 the legal interest rate decreased from 2.75% to 2.50%. In fiscal matters and in matters involving the National Office for Social Security (NOSS) the rate remains 7% for now.
On 1 September 2014 new laws on the prevention of psychosocial risks at work entered into force. As a result of this legislation, the work rules must be adapted and this at the latest by 1 March 2015.