How to apply employment law

Knowledge and experience of employment law

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  • € 2680 Customers:
    € 2780
  • English

  • 5 days


We expressly combine theory with practice, so that you can thoroughly familiarise yourself with the business of a personnel department. At the same time, you will learn to apply the main basic processes of the personnel department (interpreting contracts and payslips, checking annual leave calculations, processing absences, correctly following up severances, etc.) You will also learn a lot from the experiences of the other participants, and build up a useful network.

Target group

Do you want to apply your knowledge in practice? Do you like to dot the ‘i’s in payroll administration? This course is aimed at:
  • Full-time payroll administrators
  • Individuals who, besides their normal job, are responsible for the wage administration: secretaries, bookkeepers, etc.
  • HR managers who wish to have a solid socio-legal grounding
  • Public administrators: only the contractual regulations are dealt with


Theory integrated into practice

During the course you will solve socio-legal and payroll administrative cases under the guidance of the teachers.
The cases and examples used are taken from the day-to-day practice of the SD Worx social secretariat and from the stock of cases that we have gathered over the course of many years of training. Ideally, we prefer to work with cases and examples that you bring along with you.

Post-training advice

After the course has ended, for a period of 3 months (Monday to Friday) you will be able to contact a hotline for assistance. Should a particular part of the course not be entirely clear, you can request advice by telephone from a consultant.


Day 1

Pre-contractual phase

  • Vacancy, job interview, use of language in the employment relationship, medical examinations, induction

Contractual phase

  • What is an employment contract.
    • Categorisation by type: white-collar worker, blue-collar worker, student and sales representative
    • Categorisation by duration: temporary, permanent and replacement contracts
  • Temporary workers
  • Trial period and other provisos (educational proviso, competition proviso)

Execution of the employment contract

  • Obligations of the employer: Dimona, employment regulations
  • The wage calculation: maximum and minimum wage, indexing, social security and withholding taxes
  • Other wage components: concessionary travel, company car new rules from 1 January 2012, expenses, wage attachment, meal vouchers, eco cheques, year-end bonus

Day 2

Execution of the employment contract.

  • Employment measures: structural cost reduction, target group reduction from 1 January 2012
  • Working time: working hours, overtime, working on Sundays, working on public holidays, part-time workers

Suspension of the employment contract

  • Time credit
    • 100%, 50%, 1/5
    • Special leave: parental leave, medical assistance, palliative leave
    • Interruption benefit under Di Rupo I and Flemish incentive premiums
    • 5% threshold, deferment, cancellation, application.

Day 3

Suspension of the employment contract

  • Holidays
    • Holidays of full-time and part-time employees
    • Explanation of European holidays
    • Holiday pay of full-time and part-time employees
    • Creation and settlement of holiday certificates for change of employer
    • Youth holidays and seniors holidays
    • Taking holidays
  • Educational leave

Day 4

Suspension of the employment contract

  • Short leave, compassionate leave, authorised absences
  • Temporary unemployment of blue-collar workers and economic unemployment of white-collar workers (Di Rupo I)
  • Sickness and accidents
  • Industrial accidents
  • Absences of fathers and mothers
    • Pregnancy examinations, paternity leave, preventive leave, breastfeeding breaks, maternity leave, adoption leave, nursing leave
  • Union leave
  • Concurrent absences

Day 5

Suspension of the employment contract

  • Dismissal, taking account of the new rules of dismissal from 1 January 2012
  • Severance payment for blue-collar workers
  • Breaking permanent and temporary contracts
  • Reasons of urgency
  • Outplacement
  • Bridging pension, taking account of the new Di Rupo I regulations
  • Retirement, taking account of the new Di Rupo I regulations


Benjamin Freteur

Benjamin Fréteur -

Anouk Reygel

Anouk Reygel -

Jill Everaert

Jill Everaert -


€ 2680 Customers:
€ 2780