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Belgium - Source and scope of regulations



References
  • Employment Contract Act [ECA], 3 July 1978, as last amended on 05.03.2017
    (Loi relative aux contrats de travail - available in French, Dutch and German )
    Date: 05 Mar 2017; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Act [LA], 16 March 1971, as last amended in March 2017
    (Loi sur le travail - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 05 Mar 2017; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Royal Order on Collective Dismissals [ROCD], 24 May 1976, as subsequently amended in May 2016.
    (Arrêté royal sur les licenciements collectifs)
    Date: 13 May 2016; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Act on Promotion of Employment [APE], 13 February 1998 as last amended in December 2010
    (Loi portant des dispositions en faveur de l'emploi - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 19 Dec 2010; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Law of 26 December 2013 concerning the introduction of a single status between blue-collars and white-collars workers with regard to notice periods and the day of default and accompanying measures
    (Loi concernant l'introduction d'un statut unique entre ouvriers et employés en ce qui concerne les délais de préavis et le jour de carence ainsi que de mesures d'accompagnement - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 26 Dec 2013; view website »
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 20
Remarks:
  • Restriction only applicable to collective dismissals: see definition of collective dismissal: art. 1, Royal Order 1976.
    However, the rules on individual dismissal apply to all enterprises.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; seafarers; teachers; dock workers
Remarks:
  • Not expressly excluded in the legislation. However, their employment relationship is governed by specific regulations.


Collective agreements

Remarks:
  • A list of Collective Labour Agreements (CCT) concluded under the auspices of the National Labour Council (CNT) is available at:
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/Cct-liste.htm

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 10 , 8 May 1973 on collective dismissals, 8 May 1973, (as amended up to 2009): http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-010.pdf (in French)

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 24. 2 October 1975 on collective dismissals (consultation and information procedure)
    (as subsequently modified up to 27 Dec. 2016)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-024.pdf

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 75 of 20 December 1999, notice period of blue-collars (ratified by Royal Order, 10 February 2000)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-075.pdf

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 108 ,16 July 2013 on temporary and intermediary work
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-108.pdf

    - On supplementary severance payment for older workers.

    Collective Labour Agreement No 17, 19 December 1974 (last modified in 2016)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-017.pdf

    Collective Labour Agreement No 96 and 97, 20 February 2009.
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-096.pdf
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-097.pdf

    Collective Labour Agreement No 109, 18 February 2014, on the motivation of dismissal.
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-109.pdf



References
  • Employment Contract Act [ECA], 3 July 1978, as last amended on 05.03.2017
    (Loi relative aux contrats de travail - available in French, Dutch and German )
    Date: 05 Mar 2017; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Act [LA], 16 March 1971, as last amended in March 2017
    (Loi sur le travail - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 05 Mar 2017; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Royal Order on Collective Dismissals [ROCD], 24 May 1976, as subsequently amended in May 2016.
    (Arrêté royal sur les licenciements collectifs)
    Date: 13 May 2016; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Act on Promotion of Employment [APE], 13 February 1998 as last amended in December 2010
    (Loi portant des dispositions en faveur de l'emploi - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 19 Dec 2010; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Law of 26 December 2013 concerning the introduction of a single status between blue-collars and white-collars workers with regard to notice periods and the day of default and accompanying measures
    (Loi concernant l'introduction d'un statut unique entre ouvriers et employés en ce qui concerne les délais de préavis et le jour de carence ainsi que de mesures d'accompagnement - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 26 Dec 2013; view website »
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 20
Remarks:
  • Restriction only applicable to collective dismissals: see definition of collective dismissal: art. 1, Royal Order 1976.
    However, the rules on individual dismissal apply to all enterprises.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; seafarers; teachers; dock workers
Remarks:
  • Not expressly excluded in the legislation. However, their employment relationship is governed by specific regulations.


Collective agreements

Remarks:
  • A list of Collective Labour Agreements (CCT) concluded under the auspices of the National Labour Council (CNT) is available at:
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/Cct-liste.htm

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 10 , 8 May 1973 on collective dismissals, 8 May 1973, (as amended up to 2009): http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-010.pdf (in French)

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 24. 2 October 1975 on collective dismissals (consultation and information procedure)
    (as subsequently modified up to 27 Dec. 2016)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-024.pdf

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 75 of 20 December 1999, notice period of blue-collars (ratified by Royal Order, 10 February 2000)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-075.pdf

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 108 ,16 July 2013 on temporary and intermediary work
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-108.pdf

    - On supplementary severance payment for older workers.

    Collective Labour Agreement No 17, 19 December 1974 (last modified in 2016)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-017.pdf

    Collective Labour Agreement No 96 and 97, 20 February 2009.
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-096.pdf
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-097.pdf

    Collective Labour Agreement No 109, 18 February 2014, on the motivation of dismissal.
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-109.pdf



References
  • Employment Contract Act [ECA], 3 July 1978, as last amended on 05.03.2017
    (Loi relative aux contrats de travail - available in French, Dutch and German )
    Date: 05 Mar 2017; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Act [LA], 16 March 1971, as last amended in March 2017
    (Loi sur le travail - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 05 Mar 2017; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Royal Order on Collective Dismissals [ROCD], 24 May 1976, as subsequently amended in May 2016.
    (Arrêté royal sur les licenciements collectifs)
    Date: 13 May 2016; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Act on Promotion of Employment [APE], 13 February 1998 as last amended in December 2010
    (Loi portant des dispositions en faveur de l'emploi - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 19 Dec 2010; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Law of 26 December 2013 concerning the introduction of a single status between blue-collars and white-collars workers with regard to notice periods and the day of default and accompanying measures
    (Loi concernant l'introduction d'un statut unique entre ouvriers et employés en ce qui concerne les délais de préavis et le jour de carence ainsi que de mesures d'accompagnement - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 26 Dec 2013; view website »
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 20
Remarks:
  • Restriction only applicable to collective dismissals: see definition of collective dismissal: art. 1, Royal Order 1976.
    However, the rules on individual dismissal apply to all enterprises.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; seafarers; teachers; dock workers
Remarks:
  • Not expressly excluded in the legislation. However, their employment relationship is governed by specific regulations.


Collective agreements

Remarks:
  • A list of Collective Labour Agreements (CCT) concluded under the auspices of the National Labour Council (CNT) is available at:
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/Cct-liste.htm

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 10 , 8 May 1973 on collective dismissals, 8 May 1973, (as amended up to 2009): http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-010.pdf (in French)

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 24. 2 October 1975 on collective dismissals (consultation and information procedure)
    (as subsequently modified up to 27 Dec. 2016)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-024.pdf

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 75 of 20 December 1999, notice period of blue-collars (ratified by Royal Order, 10 February 2000)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-075.pdf

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 108 ,16 July 2013 on temporary and intermediary work
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-108.pdf

    - On supplementary severance payment for older workers.

    Collective Labour Agreement No 17, 19 December 1974 (last modified in 2016)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-017.pdf

    Collective Labour Agreement No 96 and 97, 20 February 2009.
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-096.pdf
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-097.pdf

    Collective Labour Agreement No 109, 18 February 2014, on the motivation of dismissal.
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-109.pdf



References
  • Employment Contract Act [ECA], 3 July 1978, as last amended in July 2016.
    (Loi relative aux contrats de travail - available in French, Dutch and German )
    Date: 21 Jul 2016; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Act [LA], 16 March 1971, as last amended in February 2016
    (Loi sur le travail - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 29 Feb 2016; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Royal Order on Collective Dismissals [ROCD], 24 May 1976, as subsequently amended in May 2016
    (Arrêté royal sur les licenciements collectifs)
    Date: 13 May 2016; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Act on Promotion of Employment [APE], 13 February 1998 as last amended in December 2010
    (Loi portant des dispositions en faveur de l'emploi - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 19 Dec 2010; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Law of 26 December 2013 concerning the introduction of a single status between blue-collars and white-collars workers with regard to notice periods and the day of default and accompanying measures
    (Loi concernant l'introduction d'un statut unique entre ouvriers et employés en ce qui concerne les délais de préavis et le jour de carence ainsi que de mesures d'accompagnement - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 26 Dec 2013; view website »
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 20
Remarks:
  • Restriction only applicable to collective dismissals: see definition of collective dismissal: art. 1, Royal Order 1976.
    However, the rules on individual dismissal apply to all enterprises.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; seafarers; teachers; dock workers
Remarks:
  • Not expressly excluded in the legislation. However, their employment relationship is governed by specific regulations.


Collective agreements

Remarks:
  • A list of Collective Labour Agreements (CCT) concluded under the auspices of the National Labour Council (CNT) is available at:
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/Cct-liste.htm

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 10 , 8 May 1973 on collective dismissals, 8 May 1973, (as amended up to 2009): http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-010.pdf (in French)

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 24. 2 October 1975 on collective dismissals (consultation and information procedure)
    (as subsequently modified up to 27 Dec. 2016)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-024.pdf

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 75 of 20 December 1999, notice period of blue-collars (ratified by Royal Order, 10 February 2000)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-075.pdf

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 108 ,16 July 2013 on temporary and intermediary work
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-108.pdf

    - On supplementary severance payment for older workers.

    Collective Labour Agreement No 17, 19 December 1974 (last modified in 2016)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-017.pdf

    Collective Labour Agreement No 96 and 97, 20 February 2009.
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-096.pdf
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-097.pdf

    Collective Labour Agreement No 109, 18 February 2014, on the motivation of dismissal.
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-109.pdf



References
  • Employment Contract Act [ECA], 3 July 1978, as last amended in Dec. 2015
    (Loi relative aux contrats de travail - available in French, Dutch and German )
    Date: 31 Dec 2015; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Act [LA], 16 March 1971, as last amended in August 2013
    (Loi sur le travail - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 17 Aug 2013; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Royal Order on Collective Dismissals [ROCD], 24 May 1976, as subsequently amended in January 2012
    (Arrêté royal sur les licenciements collectifs)
    Date: 31 Jan 2012; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Act on Promotion of Employment [APE], 13 February 1998 as last amended in December 2010
    (Loi portant des dispositions en faveur de l'emploi - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 19 Dec 2010; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Law of 26 December 2013 concerning the introduction of a single status between blue-collars and white-collars workers with regard to notice periods and the day of default and accompanying measures
    (Loi concernant l'introduction d'un statut unique entre ouvriers et employés en ce qui concerne les délais de préavis et le jour de carence ainsi que de mesures d'accompagnement - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 26 Dec 2013; view website »
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 20
Remarks:
  • Restriction only applicable to collective dismissals: see definition of collective dismissal: art. 1, Royal Order 1976.
    However, the rules on individual dismissal apply to all enterprises.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; seafarers; teachers; dock workers
Remarks:
  • Not expressly excluded in the legislation. However, their employment relationship is governed by specific regulations.


Collective agreements

Remarks:
  • A list of Collective Labour Agreements (CCT) concluded under the auspices of the National Labour Council (CNT) is available at:
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/Cct-liste.htm

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 10 , 8 May 1973 on collective dismissals, 8 May 1973, (as amended up to 2009): http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-010.pdf (in French)

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 24. 2 October 1975 on collective dismissals (consultation and information procedure)
    (as subsequently modified up to 21 Dec. 1993)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-024.pdf

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 75 of 20 December 1999, notice period of blue-collars (ratified by Royal Order, 10 February 2000)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-075.pdf

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 108 ,16 July 2013 on temporary and intermediary work
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-108.pdf

    - On supplementary severance payment for older workers.

    Collective Labour Agreement No 17, 19 December 1974 (last modified by CCT No 17 tricies septies of 15 December 2015)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-017.pdf

    Collective Labour Agreement No 96 and 97, 20 February 2009.
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-096.pdf
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-097.pdf

    Collective Labour Agreement No 109, 18 February 2014, on the motivation of dismissal.
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-109.pdf



References
  • Employment Contract Act [ECA], 3 July 1978, as last amended 31.12.2013
    (Loi relative aux contrats de travail - available in French, Dutch and German )
    Date: 31 Dec 2013; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Act [LA], 16 March 1971, as last amended in August 2013
    (Loi sur le travail - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 17 Aug 2013; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Royal Order on Collective Dismissals [ROCD], 24 May 1976, as subsequently amended in January 2012
    (Arrêté royal sur les licenciements collectifs)
    Date: 31 Jan 2012; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Act on Promotion of Employment [APE], 13 February 1998 as last amended in December 2010
    (Loi portant des dispositions en faveur de l'emploi - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 19 Dec 2010; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Law of 26 December 2013 concerning the introduction of a single status between blue-collars and white-collars workers with regard to notice periods and the day of default and accompanying measures
    (Loi concernant l'introduction d'un statut unique entre ouvriers et employés en ce qui concerne les délais de préavis et le jour de carence ainsi que de mesures d'accompagnement - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 26 Dec 2013; view website »
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 20
Remarks:
  • Restriction only applicable to collective dismissals: see definition of collective dismissal: art. 1, Royal Order 1976.
    However, the rules on individual dismissal apply to all enterprises.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; seafarers; teachers; dock workers
Remarks:
  • Not expressly excluded in the legislation. However, their employment relationship is governed by specific regulations.


Collective agreements

Remarks:
  • A list of Collective Labour Agreements (CCT) concluded under the auspices of the National Labour Council (CNT) is available at:
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/Cct-liste.htm

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 10 , 8 May 1973 on collective dismissals, 8 May 1973, (as amended up to 2009): http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-010.pdf (in French)

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 24. 2 October 1975 on collective dismissals (consultation and information procedure)
    (as subsequently modified up to 21 Dec. 1993)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-024.pdf

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 75 of 20 December 1999, notice period of blue-collars (ratified by Royal Order, 10 February 2000)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-075.pdf

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 108 ,16 July 2013 on temporary and intermediary work
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-108.pdf

    - On supplementary severance payment for older workers.

    Collective Labour Agreement No 17, 19 December 1974 (last modified by CCT No 17 tricies ter, 22 December 2008)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-017.pdf

    Collective Labour Agreement No 96 and 97, 20 February 2009.
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-096.pdf
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-097.pdf

    Collective Labour Agreement No 109, 18 February 2014, on the motivation of dismissal.
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-109.pdf



References
  • Employment Contract Act [ECA], 3 July 1978, as last amended 17.08.2013
    (Loi relative aux contrats de travail - available in French, Dutch and German )
    Date: 17 Aug 2013; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Act [LA], 16 March 1971, as last amended in August 2013
    (Loi sur le travail - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 17 Aug 2013; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Royal Order on Collective Dismissals [ROCD], 24 May 1976, as subsequently amended in January 2012
    (Arrêté royal sur les licenciements collectifs)
    Date: 31 Jan 2012; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Act on Promotion of Employment [APE], 13 February 1998 as last amended in December 2010
    (Loi portant des dispositions en faveur de l'emploi - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 19 Dec 2010; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 20
Remarks:
  • Restriction only applicable to collective dismissals: see definition of collective dismissal: art. 1, Royal Order 1976.
    However, the rules on individual dismissal apply to all enterprises.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; seafarers; teachers; dock workers
Remarks:
  • Not expressly excluded in the legislation. However, their employment relationship is governed by specific regulations.


Collective agreements

Remarks:
  • A list of Collective Labour Agreements (CCT) concluded under the auspices of the National Labour Council (CNT) is available at:
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/Cct-liste.htm

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 10 , 8 May 1973 on collective dismissals, 8 May 1973, (as amended up to 2009): http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-010.pdf (in French)

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 24. 2 October 1975 on collective dismissals (consultation and information procedure)
    (as subsequently modified up to 21 Dec. 1993)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-024.pdf

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 75 of 20 December 1999, notice period of blue-collars (ratified by Royal Order, 10 February 2000)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-075.pdf

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 108 ,16 July 2013 on temporary and intermediary work
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-108.pdf

    - On supplementary severance payment for older workers.

    Collective Labour Agreement No 17 , 19 December 1974 (last modified by CCT No 17 tricies ter, 22 December 2008)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-017.pdf

    Collective Labour Agreement No 96 and 97, 20 February 2009.
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-096.pdf
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-097.pdf



References
  • Employment Contract Act [ECA], 3 July 1978, as last amended 28.06.2012
    (Loi relative aux contrats de travail - available in French, Dutch and German )
    Date: 28 Jun 2012; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Act [LA], 16 March 1971, as last amended in December 2010
    (Loi sur le travail - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 12 Dec 2010; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Royal Order on Collective Dismissals [ROCD], 24 May 1976, as subsequently amended in January 2012
    (Arrêté royal sur les licenciements collectifs)
    Date: 30 Mar 1998; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Act on Promotion of Employment [APE], 13 February 1998 as last amended in December 2010
    (Loi portant des dispositions en faveur de l'emploi - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 19 Dec 2010; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 20
Remarks:
  • Restriction only applicable to collective dismissals: see definition of collective dismissal: art. 1, Royal Order 1976.
    However, the rules on individual dismissal apply to all enterprises.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; seafarers; teachers; dock workers
Remarks:
  • Not expressly excluded in the legislation. However, their employment relationship is governed by specific regulations.


Collective agreements

Remarks:
  • A list of Collective Labour Agreements (CCT) concluded under the auspices of the National Labour Council (CNT) is available at:
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/Cct-liste.htm

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 10 , 8 May 1973 on collective dismissals, 8 May 1973, (as amended up to 2009): http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-010.pdf (in French)

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 24. 2 October 1975 on collective dismissals (consultation and information procedure)
    (as subsequently modified up to 21 Dec. 1993)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-024.pdf

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 75 of 20 December 1999, notice period of blue-collars (ratified by Royal Order, 10 February 2000)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-075.pdf

    - On supplementary severance payment for older workers.

    Collective Labour Agreement No 17 , 19 December 1974 (last modified by CCT No 17 tricies ter, 22 December 2008)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-017.pdf

    Collective Labour Agreement No 96 and 97, 20 February 2009.
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-096.pdf
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-097.pdf



References
  • Employment Contract Act [ECA], 3 July 1978, as last amended in June 2010
    (Loi relative aux contrats de travail - available in French, Dutch and German )
    Date: 06 Jun 2010; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Act [LA], 16 March 1971, as last amended in December 2010
    (Loi sur le travail - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 12 Dec 2010; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Royal Order on Collective Dismissals [ROCD], 24 May 1976, as subsequently amended in March 1998
    (Arrêté royal sur les licenciements collectifs)
    Date: 30 Mar 1998; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Act on Promotion of Employment [APE], 13 February 1998 as last amended in December 2010
    (Loi portant des dispositions en faveur de l'emploi - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 19 Dec 2010; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 20
Remarks:
  • Restriction only applicable to collective dismissals: see definition of collective dismissal: art. 1, Royal Order 1976.
    However, the rules on individual dismissal apply to all enterprises.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; seafarers; teachers; dock workers
Remarks:
  • Not expressly excluded in the legislation. However, their employment relationship is governed by specific regulations.


Collective agreements

Remarks:
  • A list of Collective Labour Agreements (CCT) concluded under the auspices of the National Labour Council (CNT) is available at:
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/F1I.htm

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 10 , 8 May 1973 on collective dismissals, 8 May 1973, (as amended up to 2009): http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-010.pdf (in French)

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 24. 2 October 1975 on collective dismissals (consultation and information procedure)
    (as subsequently modified up to 21 Dec. 1993)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT/cct-24.doc

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 75 of 20 December 1999, notice period of blue-collars (ratified by Royal Order, 10 February 2000)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT/CCT75.DOC

    - On supplementary severance payment for older workers.
    On supplementary severance payment for older workers:
    Collective Labour Agreement No 17 , 19 December 1974 (last modified by CCT No 17 tricies ter, 22 December 2008),
    Collective Labour Agreement No 96 and 97, 20 February 2009.
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-017.pdf
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-096.pdf



References
  • Employment Contract Act [ECA], 3 July 1978, as last amended in October 2009
    (Loi relative aux contrats de travail - available in French, Dutch and German )
    Date: 27 Oct 2007; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Act [LA], 16 March 1971, as last amended in May 2009
    (Loi sur le travail - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 06 Jun 2010; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Royal Order on Collective Dismissals [ROCD], 24 May 1976, as subsequently amended in March 1998
    (Arrêté royal sur les licenciements collectifs)
    Date: 30 Mar 1998; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Act on Promotion of Employment [APE], 13 February 1998 as last amended in May 2007
    (Loi portant des dispositions en faveur de l'emploi - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 10 May 2007; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 20
Remarks:
  • Restriction only applicable to collective dismissals: see definition of collective dismissal: art. 1, Royal Order 1976.
    However, the rules on individual dismissal apply to all enterprises.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; seafarers; teachers; dock workers
Remarks:
  • Not expressly excluded in the legislation. However, their employment relationship is governed by specific regulations.


Collective agreements

Remarks:
  • A list of Collective Labour Agreements (CCT) concluded under the auspices of the National Labour Council (CNT) is available at:
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/F1I.htm

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 10 , 8 May 1973 on collective dismissals, 8 May 1973, (as amended up to 2009): http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-010.pdf (in French)

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 24. 2 October 1975 on collective dismissals (consultation and information procedure)
    (as subsequently modified up to 21 Dec. 1993)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT/cct-24.doc

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 75 of 20 December 1999, notice period of blue-collars (ratified by Royal Order, 10 February 2000)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT/CCT75.DOC

    - On supplementary severance payment for older workers.
    On supplementary severance payment for older workers:
    Collective Labour Agreement No 17 , 19 December 1974 (last modified by CCT No 17 tricies ter, 22 December 2008),
    Collective Labour Agreement No 96 and 97, 20 February 2009.
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-017.pdf
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-096.pdf

- Collective Labour Agreement No 10 , 8 May 1973 on collective dismissals, 8 May 1973, (as amended up to 2009).
- Collective Labour Agreement No 24. 2 October 1975 on collective dismissals (consultation and information procedure)
(as subsequently modified up to 21 Dec. 1993)
- Collective Labour Agreement No 75 of 20 December 1999, notice period of blue-collars (ratified by Royal Order, 10 February 2000)
On supplementary severance payment for older workers:
- Collective Labour Agreement No 17, 19 December 1974 (last modified by CCT No 17 tricies ter, 22 December 2008),
- Collective Labour Agreements Nos 96 and 97, 20 February 2009.



References
  • Employment Contract Act [ECA], 3 July 1978, as last amended in December 2008
    (Loi relative aux contrats de travail - available in French, Dutch and German )
    Date: 22 Dec 2008; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Labour Act [LA], 16 March 1971, as last amended in May 2009
    (Loi sur le travail - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 18 May 2009; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Royal Order on Collective Dismissals [ROCD], 24 May 1976 , as subsequently amended in March 1998
    (Arrêté royal sur les licenciements collectifs)
    Date: 30 Mar 1998; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
  • Act on Promotion of Employment [APE], 13 February 1998 as last amended in May 2007
    (Loi portant des dispositions en faveur de l'emploi - available in French, Dutch and German)
    Date: 10 May 2007; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): 20
Remarks:
  • Restriction only applicable to collective dismissals: see definition of collective dismissal: art. 1, Royal Order 1976.
    However, the rules on individual dismissal apply to all enterprises.

Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; seafarers; teachers; dock workers
Remarks:
  • Not expressly excluded in the legislation. However, their employment relationship is governed by specific regulations.


Collective agreements

Remarks:
  • A list of Collective Labour Agreements (CCT) concluded under the auspices of the National Labour Council (CNT) is available at:
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/F1I.htm

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 10 , 8 May 1973 on collective dismissals, 8 May 1973, (as amended up to 2009): http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-010.pdf (in French)

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 24. 2 October 1975 on collective dismissals (consultation and information procedure)
    (as subsequently modified up to 21 Dec. 1993)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT/cct-24.doc

    - Collective Labour Agreement No 75 of 20 December 1999, notice period of blue-collars (ratified by Royal Order, 10 February 2000)
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT/CCT75.DOC

    - On supplementary severance payment for older workers.
    On supplementary severance payment for older workers:
    Collective Labour Agreement No 17 , 19 December 1974 (last modified by CCT No 17 tricies ter, 22 December 2008),
    Collective Labour Agreement No 96 and 97, 20 February 2009.
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-017.pdf
    http://www.cnt-nar.be/CCT-COORD/cct-096.pdf

- Collective Labour Agreement No 10 , 8 May 1973 on collective dismissals, 8 May 1973, (as amended up to 2009).
- Collective Labour Agreement No 24. 2 October 1975 on collective dismissals (consultation and information procedure)
(as subsequently modified up to 21 Dec. 1993)
- Collective Labour Agreement No 75 of 20 December 1999, notice period of blue-collars (ratified by Royal Order, 10 February 2000)
On supplementary severance payment for older workers:
- Collective Labour Agreement No 17, 19 December 1974 (last modified by CCT No 17 tricies ter, 22 December 2008),
- Collective Labour Agreements Nos 96 and 97, 20 February 2009.