Tied up with your social security, withholding taxes or resignation compensation ? A social law violation that you want to challenge? Or wondering whether or not your organisation would pass a social inspection? Our HR Legal advisors are the point of contact for entrepreneurs with questions about human resources, social inspection and social audits.
From social security to HR
At VGD, a team of socio-legal advisors is at your service. The sector or size of your organisation does not matter. Our experts provide tailored advice on all socio-legal issues:
- social security
- holiday pay, parental leave and care leave
- work regulations, working hours and occupational accident insurance
- social law
- employment measures (e.g. target group reductions)
- international employment and work permits
- payroll and wage optimisations
- Dismissal counselling and severance payments
- time credit, end of career and seniority
- social elections
- negotiations with the SAA, trade unions and inspectorates
- social law training
- social audits
What is a social audit
A social audit takes the form of a social inspection, but is only done at the request of your organisation and by an external, independent party, such as VGD. The goal is to get an idea of possible flaws or missing documents, so that you can put them in order before the real social inspection. Afterwards, you will receive a report with additional advice, for example on remuneration policy.
Do you have any further questions? You can always contact our social legal advisors
Exceptional circumstances call for exceptional measures. To deal with the enormous increase in the number of applications for the temporary laying-off of staff (around 1.2 million applications), and in view of the unwieldy system for applications for temporary lay-offs for employees and the discussion about the form of application for temporary laying-off (lack of work or force majeure), a number of measures have been taken to simplify the whole procedure.
Do you have a social inspection coming up? Or do you want to play it safe in case the inspectors show up unexpectedly? If so, a social audit is the ideal tool for you. This kind of assessment is carried out by an external, independent party and takes place in three defined steps. It means you can be sure that you won’t be penalised when a social inspection takes place.
Sometimes you will be sent a letter in advance, but it’s equally possible that the social inspection may show up unannounced at the door of your business. During such an inspection, the business manager and employees can expect to be interviewed. Use these five tips to keep a cool head.
A social inspection may find several ways in which your business is not complying with the regulations. What kind of violations can be discovered? And what are the associated consequences and penalties? This article offers a clear overview.
Social inspectors are not police officers. Their powers lie within the sphere of work, but extend much further than you might think. In this blog post we take a systematic look at the most important things that they are and aren’t allowed to do.
In 2018, more than 100,000 social inspections took place in businesses, generating 275 million euros of revenue. There are quite a few inspectorates in our country: the Social Security Inspectorate and the Well-being at Work Inspectorate to name just two.