Employment Law Belgium

Short course


£ 550 + VAT


  • Type

    Short course

  • Duration

    1 Day

This seminar provides key insights into the employment law framework governing Belgium and through a case study led approach equips participants with the skills and knowledge to operate for success in this country. You will also gain access to an expert who will advise you on latest changes and key issues HR must be aware of. Suitable for: Company directors, personnel and HR managers, employee relations professionals, in-house counsel, lawyers, line managers and anyone with responsibility for staff in Belgium

About this course

"Helpful and informative seminar" Group HR Manager - Knight Group

"Very enjoyable and informative" HR Manager - Aspentech

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  • Employment Law
  • HR Practices

Teachers and trainers (1)

Céline  Wauters

Céline Wauters


Course programme

09:00 - Registration and coffee
09:30 - An overview of the employment law framework in Belgium
· An introduction to Belgian employment law: examining the legal system and the social framework
· The generation pact: what this means for employers

10:15 - Getting started: recruiting staff and making employment contracts

· Getting to grips with key recruitment issues: non discrimination; asking personal questions; checking for criminal records; references
· Understanding the different types of employment contracts and related terms
· Key terms in employment contracts: language; duration; trial periods; non competition; notice periods
· Typical benefits

11:15 - Coffee

11:30 - Collective bargaining and trade unions
· Appreciating the role of trade unions in Belgium and how this impacts HR
· Understanding the terms of collective bargaining agreements

12:00 - Day to day employee management

· Working time: key considerations
· Dealing with absence and performance
· Discipline and grievances
· Suspension of the employment contract: justified absences

12:30 - Lunch

13:30 - Employee Representation
· Social elections and sanctions
· Employee representative rights
· Union delegation

14:15 - Termination of employment

· Ways of terminating employment and general dismissal protection
· Information and consultation
· Notice periods
· Specific entitlements for older workers
· Employment tribunals and claims

15:00 - Tea

15:15 - Discrimination law
· How does the legislation in Belgium differ to the UK position
· Bullying and harassment

15:45 - What's on the horizon?

· Future developments in labour law
· Concerns for employers

16:30 - End of seminar

Employment Law Belgium

£ 550 + VAT