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Liaison offices and labour inspectorate

Belgian liaison office (posting in Belgium)

The Belgian liaison office is the first point of contact for a foreign employer who wishes to post workers to Belgium. The liaison office is responsible for providing information to employers and workers posted to Belgium about general questions regarding labour law, where appropriate referring them to the competent services.

The liaison office also has the task of ensuring cooperation among the various public services concerned (such as labour inspectorates).

Address of the Belgian liaison office:

Federal public service Employment, Labour and social dialogue

  • In Dutch language:

Algemene Directie van de Individuele Arbeidsbetrekkingen
Ernest Blerotstraat 1
1070 Brussel
Telephone:  + 32 (0)2 233 48 22
Fax:  + 32 (0)2 233 48 21
E-mail: iab@werk.belgie.be

  •  In French language:

Direction générale des relations individuelles du travail
rue Ernest Blerot 1
1070 Bruxelles
Téléphone:  + 32 (0)2 233 48 22
Fax:  + 32 (0)2 233 48 21
E-mail: rit@emploi.belgique.be

Labour inspectorate in Belgium

The labour inspectorate in Belgium comprises federal departments which can carry out inspections in the workplace or on a building site (also referred to as temporary or mobile construction sites) with a view to verifying the compliance with the labour conditions to be applied in case of posting of workers in Belgium.

These federal departments are  the two general directorates of the Federal Department (Ministry) of Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue which is responsible for supervision of the labour conditions to be applied in case of posting of workers in Belgium i.e.:   

Bilateral agreements and arrangements concerning administrative cooperation concluded with Inspectorates of other EU Member State 

Foreign liaison offices (posting from Belgium) 

In case of posting to a country other than Belgium, please contact the liaison office of that other country: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=726&langId=en 

NB ! Posting from Belgium: formalities to be fulfilled in Belgium:
 

  • Labour law : posting from Belgium lasting more than one month 

Workers posted from Belgium for more than one month must have  a written document providing for:  

  •  the duration of the work to be carried out abroad;  
  • the currency to be used for paying the remuneration;  
  • the benefits  they are entitled to  as a result of their mission abroad;   
  • if need be, the conditions of the worker’s repatriation.  
  • Social Security : posting from Belgium to another EU Member State 
 

 

In accordance with European Regulation 883/2004 of 29 April 2004, from 1 May 2010, a worker may continue to be covered for a maximum period of 24 months by the Belgian Social Security oduring a period of posting  in another Member State.  
To this end, the worker must hold an A1 form.  
In that regard and more precisely, if the posting conditions are fulfilled, the Belgian National Office of Social Security will issue a certificate of applicable legislation A1 which provides evidence that the worker concerned remains subject to his/her Belgian Social Security system. 
 

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