Coronavirus (COVID-19): Legal Impacts on Business Agreements

What would be the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on business agreements governed by Brazilian law? The Brazilian Civil Code contains some provisions that could be in theory invoked in the current context. But for such purpose we must ask: Would the pandemic be an “act of God” or “force majeure” event? Would it be […]

Adriano ChavesPartner, CGM Advogados

New (emergency) measures will be introduced to protect employers and employees

The Dutch government has taken further emergency measures in order to keep the economy going and to secure jobs. The short-time work reduction-regulation (WVT) is inactivated and will be replaced by the Temporary Emergency Measure to Secure Business-regulation (Noodmaatregel Overbrugging voor Werkbehoud in Dutch). This new regulation will be implemented within the next few days, but some […]

Sacha KrekelPartner, De Clercq Lawyers and Notary

Reduced working hours and financial compensation

Under ‘special circumstances’ such as a fire, a flood or an epidemic, employers in various sectors will be confronted with lower client demand and a subsequently reduced workload. These circumstances are not considered to be a regular business risk. The COVID-19 virus, better known as the coronavirus, qualifies as an epidemic and will result in […]

Sacha KrekelPartner, De Clercq Lawyers and Notary

Laurel Bellows will be speaking in Florida Modern-Day Slavery

IR Global Member, Laurel Bellows will be speaking in Florida at three different locations. She will be speaking on the topic of Modern-Day Slavery. She is hoping to invite Florida members of IR Global to attend her speech or to meet for coffee while she is in Florida. Thursday, February 20th 10:30AM- First United Methodist […]

Laurel G. BellowsManaging Principal, The Bellows Law Group, P.C.

Buyssens Advocaten Sociaal Recht joins IR as the exclusive Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Member in Belgium

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Sofie Vandermeersch of Buyssens Advocaten Sociaal Recht. Sofie has joined IR as our exclusive Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Member in Belgium. Sofie Vandermeersch specialises in employment law and all related aspects of a business, company and criminal law. She has […]

Sofie VandermeerschPartner, Buyssens Advocaten Sociaal Recht

France Improves Its Attractiveness For Inbound Expatriates

Employees hired in France or posted to France from abroad may be exempt from contributing to French pension schemes due to France’s effort to transform economic growth and aid businesses. The new ‘PACTE’ (Action Plan for Business Growth and Transformation) law adopted in April 2019 includes a specific exemption of pension contributions for inbound expatriates […]

Stéphanie Le Men-TenailleauPartner, GALAHAD cabinet d’avocats

Buyssens Advocaten Sociaal Recht joins IR as the exclusive Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Member in Belgium

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Tony Van de Calseyde of Buyssens Advocaten Sociaal Recht. Tony has joined IR as our exclusive Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Member in Belgium. Tony Van de Calseyde specialises in employment law and social security law. He has broad expertise gained over […]

Tony Van de CalseydePartner, Buyssens Advocaten Sociaal Recht

Are you ready to make Equal Pay happen now?

Who is talking about Equal Pay? Nationally, the Presidential candidates at the Democratic debate spoke about the importance of equal pay. Internationally, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team used their voices and their global platform as Gold Medal winners to talk about equal pay and the wage discrimination they combat inside and outside the sports arena. But […]

Laurel G. BellowsManaging Principal, The Bellows Law Group, P.C.

Exploring PAYE: How the New French Income Tax System will Impact Foreign Employers

France’s new Pay as You Earn (PAYE) tax system will have implications for foreign employers, including, in some cases, the appointment of an accredited tax representative in France. The PAYE system went live on January 1st 2019 and is designed to compel employers to withhold income tax from their employees’ taxable salaries and pay it […]

Stéphanie Le Men-TenailleauPartner, GALAHAD cabinet d’avocats