Explore our EOR & PEO services in BELGIUM

As your EOR in Belgium, we’d help you expand by hiring employees and running their payroll without establishing a local branch office or subsidiary.


Your candidate is hired by a PEO in Belgium provider in accordance with local labor laws and can be onboarded in days instead of the months it typically takes. Shortly after, your new employee will be working for you, just like any other member of your team.

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Country Overview

Belgium is a small and densely populated country, located in Western Europe. The country is divided into two main regions: Flanders, which is predominantly Dutch-speaking, and Wallonia, which is predominantly French-speaking. The capital city: Brussels, is located in the center of the country and is officially bilingual.


Belgium is known for its high quality of life, with a strong economy, excellent healthcare system, and well-developed infrastructure. The country is home to a number of international organizations: including the European Union and NATO, which are both headquartered in Brussels.

General Information

  • Population: ~11.700.000


  • Capital City: Brussels (population: ~1.200.000)


  • GDP: ~$600 billions


  • GDP per capita: ~$50.000
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)


  • Unemployment: ~5%


  • Employer Taxes: ~25%


  • Employee Taxes: 25% – 50%


Employment Contracts in Belgium

It’s mandatory to have a written employment contract that outlines the terms and conditions of employment for your workers, including salary, job duties, and working hours.

Probation Period in Belgium

You can include a probationary period in your employment contracts, which can last up to 6 months for non-executive employees and up to 12 months for executive employees. During this time, you can terminate the employment contract without giving notice or paying severance.

Working Hours in Belgium

The standard workweek in Belgium is 38 hours, but this can vary depending on the industry and the job. Overtime is allowed but limited to a maximum of 11 hours per day or 50 hours per week.

Vacation Days in Belgium

Your employees are entitled to at least 20 paid vacation days per year, which can increase with seniority. It’s also worth noting that your employees can take their vacation days in the year following their accrual.

Sick Leave in Belgium

Employees at Belgium EOR are entitled to paid sick leave if they cannot work due to illness or injury. The amount of sick leave they’re entitled to can vary; typically around 30 days per year.

Wages and Salary Payment in Belgium

Minimum wages are negotiated by sector, around 1955 euros per month in 2023. Ensuring you’re paying your employees at least the minimum wage for their industry is essential.


You must pay your employees at least once per month on a fixed date. The exact date can vary, but it needs to be consistent from month to month. You can pay your employees via bank transfer, check, or cash, but keeping accurate records of all salary payments is essential.


Regarding salary deductions, there are a few things to keep in mind. For example – you can’t deduct more than 20% of an employee’s salary for social security contributions, taxes, and pension contributions. You also can’t remove anything from an employee’s salary without their written consent, except for mandatory social security contributions and taxes.


It’s worth noting that there are rules around salary increases, and most collective labor agreements require that salaries be increased yearly to keep up with inflation. It’s essential to keep an eye on these agreements and ensure you’re staying current with salary increases.

Public Holidays in Belgium

Ten public holidays are annual, all paid days off for your employees. These include – New Year’s Day, Easter Monday, Labor Day, Ascension Day, Whit Monday, National Day, Assumption Day, All Saints’ Day, Armistice Day, and Christmas Day.

Employer Taxes in Belgium

As an employer in Belgium, you’ll need to pay social security contributions for your employees, which can vary depending on their salary and other factors. In addition you’ll have to pay into the national insurance system, which provides benefits like healthcare and pensions to your employees.

Employee Taxes in Belgium

Your employees must also pay income tax, ranging from 25% to 50%, depending on their income level. There’s also a social security contribution that they’ll need to make, which is typically around 13.07% of their gross salary.

Notice Period in Belgium

In Belgium, employers and employees must give notice before terminating an employment contract. The notice period can vary depending on how long the employee has worked for the company, but it typically ranges from 2 weeks to 6 months.

Termination / Severance in Belgium

If you need to terminate an employee’s contract, you’ll need to provide them with severance pay based on their length of service. This can range from a minimum of 3 weeks’ pay for employees with less than five years of service up to 17 weeks’ pay – for those with more than 20 years of service.

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