The new rules on dismissal become reality

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Date:
08 Apr 2011

Yesterday evening, the 7th of April 2011, the Chamber and the Senate voted and approved the draft law on the modification of the Act of 1 February 2011 on the extension of anti-crisis measures in execution of the inter-professional agreement, and to implement the mediation of the federal government with regard to the draft Interprofessional Agreement.

Yesterday evening, the 7th of April 2011, the Chamber and the Senate voted and approved the draft law on the modification of the Act of 1 February 2011 on the extension of anti-crisis measures in execution of the inter-professional agreement, and to implement the mediation of the federal government with regard to the draft Interprofessional Agreement.

Amongst others, this means that the first effective step is taken towards a long awaited harmonisation between the treatment of blue-collar and white-collar workers. The new rules on dismissal will become applicable for all employees who are hired as of 1 January 2012.

We refer to our Newsletter of 6 April 2011 “New rules on dismissal as of 2012 – A first step towards harmonisation” for a first overview of these new rules on dismissal. Link: