Update COVID-19 and cross-border employment: agreement between Belgium and Luxembourg on home working
As highlighted in our previous newsflashes, Belgium has recently concluded mutual agreements with the Netherlands, Germany and France regarding a “force majeure” approach for cross-border workers. An agreement with Luxembourg was still missing. However, the Belgian government has now published the Belgian-Luxembourg agreement recognising the ‘force majeure’ character of the COVID-19 health crisis and introducing
COVID-19 and cross-border employment: is Belgium heading for a “force majeure” approach with its neighbouring countries?
In our newsflash of 15 April 2020, we were pleased to inform you that the Netherlands and Germany came to a mutual agreement regarding a “force majeure” tolerance for cross-border employment situations that are impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Dutch-German agreement certainly embodies the recent OECD recommendations of 3 April 2020 (see our
Belgium-Luxembourg cross-border workers: mutual agreement signed and information regarding evidence to support presence in Luxembourg published Following the announcement made early February, the Belgian and Luxembourg finance ministers concluded on 16 March 2015 a mutual agreement with respect to cross-border employment tax situations that confirms, retroactively as from 1 January 2015, the introduction of a derogation to