Ranked 14th on the human development index, and 17th on the GDP index, Belgium hosts one of Europe’s most diversified economies and is a strong export and import power. Belgium also ranks 46th out of 190 economies in the ease of doing business, according to the latest World Bank annual ratings. Belgium is currently a hot spot for the biotech industry, and the country’s current plan focuses on the strengthening and expanding of free trade agreements to spur further economic growth.
Employers need to follow the strict employment guidelines set forth by the local authorities before they could employ in Belgium. This process can be time-consuming as the company first needs a legal entity in the country and it needs to manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance.
Global payroll solutions make it easy to find and hire top talent in Belgium. With one seamless integration and local legal entity, we take care of the compliance matters so that you can start your globelizing plan immediately.
Belgium’s worker classification labour and tax laws distinguish between contractors and full timers. If the individual meets the legal definition of an employee but is classified as a contractor, your company will face penalties.
Belgium does not have a codified employment law. However, several federal labor regulations work in tandem to protect the employees against discrimination based on age, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, and race.
Globelise will be able to help you navigate through the employment process and so that you will be able to offer a competitive and compliance offer to attract and retain your employees in Belgium.
There are 3 major trade unions in Belgium, divided according to religion or ideology. The two largest, Confederation of Christian Trade Unions (CSC/ACV) and the General Federation of Belgian Labour (FGTB/ABVV), are linked to the Christian and socialist movements, while the smaller General Confederation of Liberal Trade Unions of Belgium (CGSLB/ACLVB) is linked to the liberals. Trade unions in Belgium provide unemployment benefits and legal services, as well as annual union bonuses to its members. Employees may seek their unions for help when they feel that they are unfairly treated or have been non-compliant with their employment terms.
As of January 1, 2014, probation is no longer allowed in Belgium.
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