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Introduction to Belgian Labour Law

Book | 1st edition 2016 | Belgium | Patrick Humblet, Marc Rigaux

This book gives an overall picture of the principles of Belgian labour law, i.e. employment law as well as industrial relations law. It is intended for all those who want to become acquainted with Belgian labour law including foreign law firms, entrepreneurs who want to invest in Belgium, etc. For this reason the book focuses on topics that are of practical relevance.

The authors not only describe and analyse the legal aspects of labour relations, but also indicate developing trends in Belgium. The book provides an up-to-date survey of the legislation that is both sufficiently detailed and usefully brief to answer most questions likely to arise in a legal setting.

The authors describe all important details of the law governing working hours and wages, benefits, trade union activity, employers’ associations, collective bargaining, industrial disputes, and much more.

Building on a clear overview of labour law and industrial relations, the book offers practical guidance on which sound decisions in the labour law context may be based.

Patrick HUMBLET is Professor of Labour Law at Ghent University.

Marc RIGAUX is Professor emeritus at the Faculty of Law at Antwerp University. He was Dean of the Law Faculty from 1989 to 1993. Since 2002 he has been an assessor at the Council of State.

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Type of product Book
Format Paperback
EAN / ISSN 9781780684093 / 9781780685342
Weight 515 g
Status Available
Number of pages 294 p.
Access to exercice No
Publisher Intersentia
Language English
Publication Date Aug 11, 2016
Available on Jurisquare No
Available on Strada Belgique No
Available on Strada Europe No
Available on Strada Luxembourg No


  • Contents
  • I. The Contract of Employment
  • II. Concluding the Contract
  • III. Employment
  • IV. Termination of Employment
  • V. Special and Deviating Types of Employment Contracts
  • I. Freedom of Association
  • II. Trade Unions and Employers' Associations
  • III. Instruments for Social Dialogue
  • IV. Funds for Social Security
  • V. Industrial Action
  • In Cauda
  • General Bibliography
  • E-addresses