Temporary work. The new rules enter into force.

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Date:
01 Sep 2013

<p>Today, the new rules on temporary work enter into force. You can find <a href="images/NewsletterDownloads/newsletter_temporary_work.pdf">attached our newsletter of 17 July </a>on this topic.</p>

Today, the new rules on temporary work enter into force. You can find attached our newsletter of 17 July  on this topic.

The key elements of the changes made are:

  • a new justification for using temporary workers is now introduced and regulated: "inflow" of new employees;
  • the use of daily contracts is regulated;
  • rules on information on and control of temporary work have been modified;
  • the '48-hour rule' with respect to the signing of employment contracts for temporary work is being phased out.

 

> Action points

  • From now on, you can engage temporary employees supplied by a third party for "inflow" of new employees. Do however respect the limits: maximum three temporary employees supplied by a third party per vacancy, with an employment contract of minimum one week to maximum six months, with a maximum of nine months per vacancy. Moreover, you will need to first inform and consult the trade union delegation.
  • To make use of successive daily contracts, you should henceforth be able to demonstrate the need for flexibility.
  • Do not forget that you have extensive information obligations with respect to the trade unions in case you use temporary employees supplied by a third party!