Cancelled or severely delayed flight? You must take action within the year

Unfortunately, the current health crisis is causing more and more flights to be cancelled or severely delayed. In such cases, you as a passenger have certain rights. These rights were established by the European legislator in a Regulation no. 261/2004, the so-called ‘Passengers Regulation’. These rights apply to passengers who depart from the European Union […]

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Joint and several liability for wage claims in the construction sector: how about that?

The system of joint and several liability for wage debts in the construction industry has been in place for almost ten years. Since 20121 , employees have been able to claim back wages from their employer’s direct co-contractor in the event of the latter’s default. This regime only applies to “activities in the construction sector”.2 […]

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Update UBO: Deadline UBO Register 31 August 2021 has passed!!

In our previous article ‘Update UBO register’1, you could already read that companies and non-profit organisations have until 31 August 2021 to comply with the provisions concerning the UBO register. Meanwhile, almost two months have passed and the FOD Financiën is serious. Those who do not comply with the registration can expect an administrative fine. […]

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What is collaborative negotiation?

Collaborative negotiation is a special form of conflict negotiation. Article 1738 Ger. W. defines it as “a voluntary and confidential procedure of dispute resolution by negotiation involving conflicting parties and their respective attorneys and the latter acting under an exclusive and limited mandate of assistance and advice to achieve an amicable agreement.” The disputes listed […]

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Nuisances compensation for small undertakings

Since the 6th State reform, the 3 Regions have become competent to compensate self-employed workers, who suffer from public works nuisances[1]. That said, the previous federal rule  has been repealed by the 3 Regions[2]. Obviously, the conditions for granting as well as the amount of the compensation will rely on the undertaking’s geopgraphical position.  The […]

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Phishing: the new burglary in 2021?

34,000,000 euros.1 That is the total amount that phishers were able to steal in the year 2020. What is phishing and how do these cybercriminals operate? Will I get my money back if I am scammed and how do I recognize fake emails? An overview. Phishing? Phishing is a form of cybercrime in which the […]

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