Joris De Wortelaer - Lawyer


Joris is Master of Law (1991), Special Master in Social Law (1992) and obtained several postgraduate Degrees including Human Resources Management (UA) and Risk-Management (UA). He attended multiple analogue programs (Financial Management – UA) and European Social Law (Bologna).
For more than 20 years Joris was human resources manager within the financial sector, with overall responsibility for social law, collective labour relations, compensation and benefits, HR- finance, supplementary pensions and well-being.
Joris is also an assistant at Law Faculty of the Free University of Brussels, with a focus on legal methodology and social law.
Joris specialises in Social Law. He handles all aspects of labor law and social security law.
He has a special expertise in collective relations, compensation & benefits, salary optimization and management, dismissal law and the direct correlation between strategic HR policy and the social-law impact (such as salary policy, restructuring, cost control, social audit, ...). This background explains why Joris is frequently consulted in response to strategic HR projects and in the  reorientation of the social-law management (including performance analysis, operating model, outsourcing, social-law risk analysis ...).
Publications and other activities
Joris is the author of several publications in Social Law, such as “Personeelskosten managen. De juridische methodologie”, “Nieuwe vormen van financiële participatie”, “De wet betreffende de werknemersparticipatie in het kapitaal en in de winst van de vennootschappen”, “Roken in de onderneming”, “Het rookbeleid in de onderneming”, “De wet van 26 december 2013 betreffende het Joris teaches also Social Law at Syntra Limburg and has long been associated with the Vlerick Management School as teacher “Compensation & Benefits”.
In 2014 Joris developed together with professor Van Limberghen (VUB) an in-depth study of the future legal framework for semi-agoral sports coaches. In 2015, the Minister of Sport of the Flemish Parliament confirmed that this study confirmed that this analysis is the basis for future legislation.
In 2001 the Federal Government appealed to Joris to work out the law on employee participation. On this subject Joris wrote an in-depth guide, which is still considered as the reference today.
Dutch, French and English.
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