Labour law and social insurance

We advise and defend clients (both employers and employees) in a proactive and pragmatic manner in all major fields of Belgian labour law, which comprises both individual and collective labour law. This includes among others:

  • negotiating and drawing up labour agreements and agreements with self-employed co-operators
  • benefits and compensations (including incentive plans)
  • internal labour guidelines and policies (e.g. car policies, internet and e-mail policies and monitoring)
  • individual dismissals and severance agreements
  • non-competition clauses and agreements
  • dismissal of protected employees
  • collective dismissals and plant closures
  • international secondment of foreign employees
  • work permits and professional cards for foreigners
  • labour law due diligence and audits
  • independent consultancy and cooperation contracts (management companies)
  • assistance and negotiations during and following to social inspections

COTTYN has a strong track record and expertise in the above mentioned fields, assisting and defending our clients’ best interests during negotiations and before Belgian labour law courts.