Our Employer of Record (EoR) / International PEO solutions enable staffing organisations and foreign businesses to expand into Belgium and hire employees without the need to establish a new corporate entity.
We take care of the entire employment relationship including managing all social security costs, social benefits and statutory rights afforded to the employee. The best part is that our EoR solutions are completely managed by the Capital GES team, allowing you to concentrate on international expansion.
Interested in doing business in Belgium? Here are the top five things you need to know:
1. Fixed-Term Contracts
Fixed-term contracts may only be extended three times. This can also only be for a maximum duration of 24 months.
2. Backdating Contracts
Contracts must be signed before an employee begins working.
3. Social Security
Employer contributions in Belgium total up to 40 per cent of gross remuneration, while employee social contributions total approximately 14 per cent of gross remuneration.
4. Termination Costs
Severance is paid in accordance with notice periods, which range from two weeks for three months of employment to 64 weeks for 23 years. Compensation may be claimed if a court rules the dismissal is unfair.
5. Employment Contracts
Belgium has specific rules governing the language in employment contracts due to the country’s linguistic diversity. Contracts must always be in writing and specify the type of employment agreed, trial period, restrictive covenants and notice period.
If you are looking to expand your workforce in Belgium (or any other of the 30 countries we operate in) without the burden of registering an entity and incurring significant expense and administration then please get in touch with Nick Broughton at Capital GES on +44 7539 337 563 or email Nick.Broughton@Capital-GES.com.
Capital GES provides market-leading employment services to staffing companies, corporate clients and independent contractors in all sectors across Europe, Latin America and southern Africa. With headquarters in Switzerland and offices in USA, Brazil and UK, Capital GES provides services including Employer of Record, Contractor Payroll, Invoice & Pay and IC Compliance Checking.
For more detailed information on employment matters in Belgium, including statutory benefits, employment regulations and contract requirements, download our free guide today or contact our team for a free consultation.