3.80% - Health Care Insurance
2.35% - Sickness - Insurance
1.46% - Unemployment
1.00% - Occupational Disease
0.30% - Accident at work
3.55% - Health Care Insurance
1.15% - Sickness - Insurance
0.87% - Unemployment
25% - Until 12,990
40% - 12,990.01 - 22,290
45% - 22,290.01 - 39,660
50% - Over 39,660
The monthly minimum wage in Belgium is 1,593.80 EUR.
Paid Time Off
If an employee has worked 1 year, they are entitled to 20 paid leave days the following year, however, it is common for the employer to offer more. In addition, this leave does not carry over to the next year if left unused.
There is no maximum number of sick days an employee is able to use, however, a doctor’s note must be provided.
Maternity leave is 15 weeks long and is broken down in to 2 stages:
- Prenatal leave: The woman must take 1 week before the expected due date and can take up to a maximum of 6 weeks of leave before the due date.
- Postnatal leave: A mandatory 9 weeks which starts from the date of the birth of the child.
The father is entitled to 10 days of paid maternity leave and must be taken within the first 10 days of the birth of the child.
A full work week in Belgium is 38 hours.
Cannot exceed 11 hours daily, and 50 hours weekly. Payment is provided at 150% of regular wages during the week, and 200% for hours worked Sunday and public holidays.
Payroll frequency is monthly, for work between the first and last day of the month. Pay date is typically the last day of the month, but can be as late as the 15th of each following month.
Contributions are percentages basing from workers annual gross salary. No ceilings apply. Employer contribution: 8.86% Employee contribution: 7.5%
Contributions are percentages basing from workers annual gross salary. No ceilings apply.
Employee : 13.7%
* Additional employer contribtions can equal to 40.67% dependent on industry, salary, and number of employees.
Many employers pay 13th and often 14th months salary typically paid at the end of the year.
Additional 85% months salary paid in the summer or when worker takes vacation.
An open ended employment contract can be terminated at any time, while fixed term contracts cannot be terminated (after probationary period). A written notice be must given indicating the start and duration of the period of notice.It is possible to replace a termination notice with one time payment, the amount which is equivalent to the salary which would be received during the notice period.
Employees of less than 5 years recieveing a gross annual income (including additions) of less than 32,254 EUR must provide 1.5 months notice. Those employed for over 5 years must provide 3 months notice. For employees whose gross annual income is over 32,254 EUR, the period is negotiated between parties.
The amount is calculated based on the remuneration to which the employee is entitled at the time of termination.