Belgium’s recent reform package, agreed upon by their multi-party coalition government, will allow workers a four-day workweek and more. The reform package also includes regulations for platform workers: “Workers in the gig economy will also receive stronger legal protections under the new rules, while full-time employees will be able to work flexible schedules on demand.”
All it takes for a worker to be considered an employee is meeting three out of eight possible criteria, but it’s not meant to dissuade people from working independently. “If someone wants to work as a self-employed person, they can do so and will have more autonomy,” social affairs minister Frank Vandenbroucke said.
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