Budget Update 2023: Belgium

Budget Update 2023: Belgium

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Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at those Payroll & HR Professionals who are processing or managing Vendors who process Payrolls in Belgium and need to have an understanding of the legislative changes and updates for 2022. 

Course Trainers

  • Julie

    Senior Legal Consultant

    Thanks to her many years of practical experience, first as a lawyer and now as a Legal Consultant, she has extensive legal knowledge that allows her to provide specific advice to employers on a wide range of employment and social security related subjects. Our trainer delivers pragmatic solution-oriented and tailored advice. She advises both SMEs and large companies and has extensive experience in advising English- and French-speaking companies. She also regularly gives trainings on various employment related topics.

What will be covered?

Salary costs

  • Temporary reduction (7,07%) and postponement of payment of social security contributions
  • Salary increase limitation (0%)
  • One-off purchase power premium (500 – 750 EUR)
  • Reform of copyright payments


  • Electrification of company cars
  • Higher charges for more polluting cars

Sick employees

  • No medical certificate as of day 1
  • New procedure for medical force majeure
  • Guaranteed salary in case of progressive return to work after sickness
  • Activation of long-term ill employees

Measures for employers in need of extra hands

  • Expansion of system om Flexi-workers to other sectors
  • Students allowed to work more
  • Relance overtime extended

The labour deal

  • Individual training right and annual training plan
  • Transition paths during notice period
  • Employability measures after dismissal

Work-life balance

  • Additional birth leave, adoption leave and foster parent leave
  • Changes to time credit and thematic leave
  • Changes to bridge pension system
  • whistleblower directive