New salary thresholds for white-collar workers

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Date:
25 Oct 2012

<p>As it does every year, the Federal Public Service Employment has changed the remuneration thresholds to be taken into account for applying certain provisions of employment contracts of white-collar workers.</p>

From 1 January 2013 the following amounts will be taken into account:

Basic amounts

Amounts 2012

Amounts applicable as of 1 January 2013

16.100 EUR

31.467 EUR

32.254 EUR

19.300 EUR

37.721 EUR

38.665 EUR

32.200 EUR

62.934 EUR

64.508 EUR

Those amounts serve as the basis for calculating the duration of the trial period, the notice period, the counter notice and determining the right of a white-collar worker to paid leave from their work to find a new job.

Besides those provisions, those amounts will also allow employers to ensure the validity of a non-compete clause and an arbitration clause.

These amounts should also be used when applying the new notice periods for employees whose employment started on or after 1 January 2012. The new 'fixed' notice periods for employees are thus applicable to the so-called 'higher' employees with a gross annual salary of more than 32.254 EUR who started working on or after 1 January 2012.

> Action point

From 1 January 2013 you have to take the new salary thresholds into account as a basis for calculating the duration of the trial period, the notice period and the counter notice of white-collar workers.