For over forty years we have focussed on the relationships between employers and employees, and persons insured under social security schemes and government institutions. We represent both companies and private persons, and are happy to be your experienced guide, advisor and legal counsel.

— Practice areas —

INDIVIDUAL LABOUR LAW

Rely on our expertise for all issues and disputes relating to employment agreements and company rules – from recruitment to dismissal, and from inappropriate behaviour to welfare at work.
  • Drawing up employment agreements
  • Disputes concerning false self-employment
  • Drawing up management and consultancy agreements
  • Supervision and coaching for labour conflicts
  • Support in the event of dismissal, early retirement or dismissal for serious cause
  • Optimal rewards and pay disputes
  • Working hours and welfare at work
  • Security cameras and inspection of email
  • Extra-legal benefits and insurance policies
  • Commercial sales representatives
  • Time in lieu of pay

COLLECTIVE LABOUR LAW

Use us to avoid collective labour disputes or to provide a vigorous defence for your position. Our tactical legal advice is worth its weight in gold for any future restructuring or large-scale change.
  • Drawing up company collective labour agreements
  • Advice on collective redundancy
  • Assistance with social elections
  • Works councils, health and safety committee and consultation with unions
  • Restructuring and closures
  • Assistance in the event of social action

SOCIAL SECURITY LAW

We are adept at navigating the complex network of social security institutions and authorities. We thus ensure you that we will empower you as to defend your case to the maximum, so that all of your arguments will be put forward in an effective way.
  • Conflicts with the RSZ / ONSS (national social security office)
  • Social status of the self-employed
  • Industrial accidents and occupational diseases
  • Health and invalidity insurance
  • Pension disputes
  • Disputes with the RVA / ONEM (department of employment), VDAB (employment office) and family allowance funds

SOCIAL CRIMINAL LAW

With increasingly stringent penalty clauses in social law, it is best not to take any risks. Use us preventatively to establish your elbow-room, and rely on our insights and arguments in the event of an inspection.
  • Contacts with the social inspectorate
  • Defence in a criminal court
  • Disputes regarding administrative fines

INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL LAW

Each cross-border recruitment entails a juggling act of contracts, social and fiscal institutions and legal systems. Making the right choices can make the difference between successful adventures abroad and recurring conflicts. Rely on our advice.
  • Drawing up international employment agreements
  • Status of cross-border workers
  • Salary optimization in international recruitment
  • Posting of workers
  • Work permits and professional cards

— Partners to contact for this practice area —

Erik Thiers
Koen Stappers
Line Hellemans