Accounting & Legal obligations
In view of the current exceptional situation related to Covid-19, the government has taken measures to maintain good governance of companies and other legal entities.
These measures are to be applied with immediate effect. They provide for a mechanism that allows the governing bodies of any company or legal entity to hold their meetings, in particular meetings of shareholders and boards of directors, without requiring the physical presence of their members.
This mechanism guarantees the effective participation of these members and the exercise of their rights through the use of:
These measures also concern public institutions, public interest groups and not-for-profit associations (ASBL).
Furthermore, regarding the holding of annual general meetings, companies, ASBLs, public establishments and other legal persons may, despite any provision to the contrary in the articles of association, convene them on a date that falls within a period:
In the context of the Covid-19 crisis, employers in key sectors of activity may increase the weekly duration of student/pupil contracts to 40 hours.
A new form is available to apply for leave for family reasons in connection with the coronavirus epidemic. The form must be completed and sent from 30 March onward to the employer and to the CNS even if a previous form has already been sent.
As a result of the Covid-19 crisis, special measures were taken with regard to hunting and game damage assessment.