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Employer of Record Belgium

Hire staff and expand your business in Belgium with our fully-managed EOR Service

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Unrivalled Employer of Record Service in Belgium designed to expand your business seamlessly

Agility EOR delivers services for business’s looking for an Employer of Record in Belgium. We help clients hire new employees or transfer existing employees into a fully-managed EOR service.

We appreciate that each situation and business is different. That is why our personal approach to Employer of Record Services in Belgium takes care of all HR, payroll, recruitment and compliance head aches, and allows you to do what you love best – driving your business forward.

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Employer of Record in Belgium

A Brief Guide to Belgium

Belgium offers a high quality of life, with excellent healthcare and education systems. The country is dedicated to environmental sustainability and the development of renewable energy sources. Belgium is a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy and a member of the European Union, as well as participating in various international organizations.

LocationWestern Europe
Largest CityBrussels 
Official LanguageDutch, French, German
Area30689 square kilometers
PopulationApproximately 11.5 million
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Major CitiesAntwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Liege    
GDP$531 billion USD   
Human Development Index (HDI)0.931 (very high)
Major IndustriesChemicals, pharmaceuticals, automotive, food and beverages, diamond processing


Business Culture

Business Culture in Belgium

In Belgium, business culture values professionalism, punctuality, and mutual respect. Decision-making tends to be consensus-driven, with input from various levels of the organization. Building trust and strong relationships is crucial for success. Socializing and small talk are common before discussing business matters.

Being well-prepared and knowledgeable is essential when conducting business in Belgium. Work-life balance is respected, and proper business etiquette, such as exchanging business cards and using appropriate titles, is expected.

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Payroll and Taxes

Payroll and Taxes in Belgium

In Belgium, there is a statutory requirement to pay a 13th-month salary.

Employee Taxation

Income tax rates in Belgium are progressive, with higher income levels subject to higher tax rates:

Taxable IncomeRate (%)
Up to EUR 13,54025%
EUR 13,541 – 23,90040%
EUR 23,901 – 41,36045%
Over EUR 41,360 50%

Employer Taxation

Employer costs in Belgium are relatively simple. Employers are responsible for:

Employer Costs

Approximate % of Gross Salary

Social Security Contributions

25 – 35%

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Employment Law

Employment Law in Belgium

Employment Contracts: In Belgium, employment contracts can be written or verbal, but written contracts are strongly recommended to ensure clarity on important details such as employment duration, working hours, salary, and termination notice periods.

Working Hours: The standard maximum working time in Belgium is 38 hours per week or 8 hours per day. Overtime work is regulated, with compensation for extra hours.

Employees Rights: Employees in Belgium have various rights, such as the right to equal treatment, protection against discrimination, and freedom of association. Regulations address working conditions, workplace safety, and employee representation.

Leave: Employees in Belgium are entitled to various types of leave, including paid annual leave (minimum of 20 working days per year), maternity leave, paternity leave, sick leave, and family care leave.

Termination: Termination of employment in Belgium requires proper notice, which varies depending on the length of employment. Unjustified termination can lead to claims for damages or reinstatement.

Public Holidays

Belgium Public Holidays

New Year’s Day 1st January
Easter Monday Variable
Labor Day 1st May
Ascension Day Variable
Whit Monday Variable
National Day 21st July
Assumption of Mary 15th August
All Saints’ Day 1st November
Armistice Day 11th November
Christmas Day 25th December


Pension and Healthcare

Belgium Pensions

There is a mandatory state pension system funded by social security contributions from both employees and employers. Employers are required to contribute to the state pension fund on behalf of their employees. Additionally, many employers offer supplementary pension plans to provide extra retirement benefits.

Healthcare in Belgium

Belgium has an extensive healthcare system, ensuring that all residents have access to quality healthcare services. The system is funded through social health insurance contributions from employees and employers, as well as government subsidies and general tax revenues.

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Work Permits and VISAs in Belgium

To immigrate, you’ll generally need to apply for a specific type of visa or residency permit based on your purpose for moving, such as work, study, or family reunification. There are different types of visas and residency permits available, depending on your individual circumstances and needs.

For work purposes, you may need a work permit, which often requires a job offer from a Belgian employer. For self-employed individuals or entrepreneurs, there are specific permits available, subject to certain requirements.

When applying for a residency permit, you’ll need to meet certain criteria, such as providing proof of sufficient financial resources, having valid health insurance, and passing a background check. It’s important to know that Belgium has three official languages: Dutch, French, and German. Familiarizing yourself with one or more of these languages can be helpful for navigating the immigration process and integrating into the local community.

Once you’ve obtained a residency permit, you’ll need to renew it periodically and adhere to the specific conditions tied to your permit. If you’re interested in becoming a permanent resident or even a citizen, you’ll have to follow additional steps and meet certain requirements, such as living in Belgium for a specified number of years

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The Benefits

Belgium Employer of Record Benefits

When you choose Agility EOR to expand in Belgium, we guarantee an employer of record service tailored to the needs of your business


We are on top of regulatory changes in Belgium so you can relax.

Cost reduction

Allow our economies of scale to work in your favour.

High Service Levels

You and your employees have a dedicated account manager.

Fixed Cost Pricing

We will agree our professional fees up front based on your needs - no nasty surprises!

Consolidated Invoicing & Payments

Make one monthly payment to cover all your tax, social and wages costs from one to one thousand employees.

Fast delivery

You can have 'boots on the ground' within days on our infrastructure.

Reduced Risk

All wage taxes are remitted in full to the Belgian authorities by professionals ensuring liabilities are met, giving you peace of mind.

Supply Chain Transparency

We only pay employees through local full employed solutions meaning Belgium payroll tax is paid on all funds.

Save Time and Money

Our expertise is at your disposal. The need for you to have internal HR, Payroll and admin staff is eliminated.

Without Agility EOR, our ability to move quickly and scale would be extremely limited. Superb work from A to Z.

Carol Oliveira