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Hire employees in Belgium. No entity needed.
Usually, to hire in Belgium, your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months.
Belgium also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Belgium quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.
All the necessary benefits for Belgium
built right in
Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Belgium within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.
- Health Insurance
- Pension Fund
- Workers Compensation Insurance
- Private Healthcare - Unisure (optional)
Our quickstart guide to hiring in Belgium
Navigate the tabs below to learn everything you need to know about hiring an employee in Belgium
Minimum Wage Requirements
Individual Income Tax
Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours
Standard working hours in Belgium are 38 hours per week.
Hours worked over the standard 38 hours per week are paid overtime. Exceptions may apply for certain roles and positions.
Employees are entitled to receive full salary paid by the employer for the first 30 days of sick leave. After 30 days, employees are generally entitled to sickness benefits from the government.
All sick leave must be certified by a medical professional.
An employer can terminate an employment agreement by either provider proper legal notice or by paying an indemnity in lieu of notice, in which case the contract is immediately terminated.
Employees can appeal to a court if they consider the dismissal unjustified. Additional compensation may be due if the court deems the dismissal to be unfair.
Severance for Employees
Paid Time Off
Belgium celebrates 10 national holidays per year. Additional regional holidays may also apply based on the location of the employee.
National public holidays include:
- New Year’s Day
- Easter Monday
- Labour Day
- Ascension Day
- Whit Monday
- Belgium National Holiday
- Assumption Day
- All Saints’ Day
- Armistice Day 1918
- Christmas Day
Employment Contract Details
Hiring in Belgium, hassle-free
With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Belgium. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing
international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.
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