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ALTIUS/Tiberghien

Esther Soetens

Esther Soetens

Managing Associate

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  • Employment and Labor

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Esther specialises in individual and collective labour law and in social security law. She advises Belgian and international clients on a wide variety of labour law issues, such as hiring and firing, well-being, the transfer of undertakings, working time, employee representation, etc..
She also assists clients during negotiations, the drafting of company policies, contracts and collective bargaining agreements (CBAs).
Esther has broad experience in due diligence and advising in M&A-transactions.
She represents clients before the Employment Courts and Employment Appeal Courts.
Esther is also responsible for legal know how within ALTIUS’ employment department, the drafting of its newsletters and the development of its tools and websites.
Esther is a regular speaker at seminars and is a member of the ‘Vereniging Sociaal Recht’.
Areas of Practice

Employment and Labor

Articles

New Rules on Temporary Unemployment from 1 September 2020: Start Preparing Now
ALTIUS/Tiberghien, August 2020

From 1 September 2020, new rules on temporary unemployment will enter into force. Companies and sectors that are substantially affected by the COVID-19 crisis can continue to apply the current and simplified COVID-19 force majeure temporary unemployment regime until 31 December 2020. The list of in-scope sectors has yet to be determined by the minister of work...

New Rules on Temporary Unemployment as of 1 September 2020: Start Making Preparations Now
ALTIUS/Tiberghien, August 2020

From 1 September 2020, new rules on temporary unemployment will enter into force.  Companies and sectors that are substantially impacted by the Covid-19 crisis can continue to apply the current and simplified ‘Covid-19 force majeure’ temporary unemployment regime until 31 December 2020. The list of in-scope sectors is yet to be determined by the Minister of Work...

Reopening your Workplace after Lockdown: 10 Key Questions
ALTIUS/Tiberghien, July 2020

With the exit from lockdown in full swing, many companies are recalling their staff to the workplace. This article answers 10 FAQs that employers, business managers and HR specialists must consider during employees' return to work. FAQs Must employers respect health and safety measures on their employees' return to work and, if so, which ones?Yes, to the extent possible, social distancing (ie, maintaining a distance between people of at least 1...

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