15 January 2019
Guaranteed wage in case of a ski accident
Many Belgians will leave on ski holidays in the coming months. But what if one of your employees is incapacitated due to a ski accident?
The execution of the employment contract is temporarily suspended if the employee cannot perform his work due to illness or an accident. In that case, you as an employer are obliged to pay a guaranteed wage to your employee. This also applies to an employee who is incapacitated for work due to a ski accident.
However, an exception may apply for this. If the employer can prove that the incapacity for work is a consequence of a serious mistake by the employee, the employer must not pay a guaranteed wage.