Overview of Payroll in Belgium Overview of Payroll in Belgium

Course Dates

  • 28th - 30th April 2020 - Virtual Training -  9.00am - 10.30am BST
  • 25th June 2020 - Virtual Training  - 10.00am - 04.00pm BST
  • 15th - 17th September 2020 - Virtual Training - 9.00am - 10.30am BST
  • 16th - 18th November 2020 - Virtual Training - 9.00am - 10.30am GMT

Even if payrolls in Belgium are outsourced, it is still the employer’s responsibility to ensure all legal employer obligations are met, namely: 

  • Withholding payroll taxes: When employing personnel in Belgium, employers must operate a form of PAYE known as Professional Withholding Tax (PWT). These payroll taxes must be withheld on every salary payment, and constitute an advance on the employee’s final personal income taxes. The amount of the PWT is based on the height of the employee’s gross salary and on his/her personal circumstances.
  • Processing social security contributions: Trough the payroll the National Office for Social Security collects both employer and employee social security. The exact amount of these contributions depend on the factual situation of both the employee and the company.
  • Drafting and keeping social documents: Belgian authorities require a range of social documents to be kept both during employment and upon termination. It is important for employers to fully understand these requirements and the various types of filing. 
  • Complying with Belgian employment legislation: It is essential that employers are aware of their obligations regarding minimum wages, mandatory fringe benefits, working time limitations, types of leave and suspension of labour contracts, termination rules, etc.

Having attended this course delegates will have confidence that they understand the fundamentals of employment law and payroll processing in Belgium, are clear about employer obligations, know what they need to do on a periodic and annual basis, can answer employee queries from employees and authorities and can read and explain payslips.

This course not only gives you the information you need to be compliant, but also ensures you know exactly what information should be given to a payroll provider and the various tasks they should be completing on your behalf.

The course includes:

  1. Introduction to Belgium
  • Country overview
  • Business culture
  • General employment law principles
  1. Belgian payroll A-Z
  1. Start of employment
  • Formalities for new employer in Belgium
  • DIMONA / LIMOSA declarations
  • Employment contract
    • Language
    • Types of labour agreements (blue collar, white collar, fixed term, part-time, students, agency workers, etc.)
    • Content
    • General obligations of both parties
  • Working time and rest periods
  • Social and fiscal documents
    • Personnel register
    • Payslips
    • Individual accounts
    • Work regulations
  • Salary and benefits
    • How to determine the basic salary package?
  • Minimum wage
  • mandatory salary components at sectoral level
  • mandatory salary components at national level
  • additional non-mandatory benefits
    • Overview of most common fringe benefits incl. their fiscal and social security treatment  (e.g. meal vouchers, company car, cost allowances, benefits in kind)
    • Payroll processing
  1. During employment
  • Social security
    • Employees contributions
    • Employers contributions
    • Exemptions and reductions
    • Payment of social security contributions
  • Source income tax
    • Scales of source income tax
    • Professional Withholding Tax (PWT)
    • Tax free sums and reductions
  • Types of leave / suspension of labour contract
    • Annual holiday
    • Public holidays
    • Illness
    • Maternity and paternity leave
    • Short justified absences
    • Other
  1. Termination of employment
  • Notice and severance pay in lieu of notice
  • Dismissal for serious cause
  • Dismissal motivation
  • Protected employees
  • Mandatory end of service payments and documents


    Meet our trainers

    Our trainer is a Senior Legal Consultant at Acerta Legal and Reward.

    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.

     

    Our trainer is managing legal consultant at Acerta Legal and Reward. 

    She coaches and manages a team of legal and senior legal consultants within Acerta Legal Consult.

    Our trainer is also a driven and experienced legal consultant with extensive expertise in dismissal law, reorganization of companies and wage optimization. She has a passion for employment law and flexible forms of remuneration and excels in service-oriented and customer-oriented advice according to customer needs.

     

    Our trainer is legal consultant at Acerta Legal and Reward. 

    Thanks to her broad knowledge of Belgian employment law, she can assist employers with tailor-made advice in all aspects of Belgian employment law, both for legal advice and for training, drafting documents, etc. She always prefers a pragmatic approach by applying the complex legislation specified to the situation of the employer.

     Virtual training courses are delivered via an interactive software provided by the GPA, allowing you to have with a virtual learning experience wherever you are in the world. 

    Course Dates

    • 18-20 February 2020 - Virtual training - 9.00am - 10.30am GMT
    • 27th - 29th April  2020 - Virtual training - 9.00am - 10.30am GMT
    • 15th - 17th September 2020 - Virtual training - 9.00am - 10.30am BST
    • 16th - 18th November 2020 - Virtual training - 9.00am - 10.30am GMT

    Meet our trainer

     

    Other means of training 

    Click here to attend this course in classroom 

    Click here to attend this course online 


    For more information contact us on 0203 871 8870 or
    training@globalpayrollassociation.com

    Course Dates

    • 28th - 30th April 2020 - Virtual Training -  9.00am - 10.30am BST
    • 25th June 2020 - Virtual Training  - 10.00am - 04.00pm BST
    • 15th - 17th September 2020 - Virtual Training - 9.00am - 10.30am BST
    • 16th - 18th November 2020 - Virtual Training - 9.00am - 10.30am GMT

    Even if payrolls in Belgium are outsourced, it is still the employer’s responsibility to ensure all legal employer obligations are met, namely: 

    • Withholding payroll taxes: When employing personnel in Belgium, employers must operate a form of PAYE known as Professional Withholding Tax (PWT). These payroll taxes must be withheld on every salary payment, and constitute an advance on the employee’s final personal income taxes. The amount of the PWT is based on the height of the employee’s gross salary and on his/her personal circumstances.
    • Processing social security contributions: Trough the payroll the National Office for Social Security collects both employer and employee social security. The exact amount of these contributions depend on the factual situation of both the employee and the company.
    • Drafting and keeping social documents: Belgian authorities require a range of social documents to be kept both during employment and upon termination. It is important for employers to fully understand these requirements and the various types of filing. 
    • Complying with Belgian employment legislation: It is essential that employers are aware of their obligations regarding minimum wages, mandatory fringe benefits, working time limitations, types of leave and suspension of labour contracts, termination rules, etc.

    Having attended this course delegates will have confidence that they understand the fundamentals of employment law and payroll processing in Belgium, are clear about employer obligations, know what they need to do on a periodic and annual basis, can answer employee queries from employees and authorities and can read and explain payslips.

    This course not only gives you the information you need to be compliant, but also ensures you know exactly what information should be given to a payroll provider and the various tasks they should be completing on your behalf.

    The course includes:

    1. Introduction to Belgium
    • Country overview
    • Business culture
    • General employment law principles
    1. Belgian payroll A-Z
    1. Start of employment
    • Formalities for new employer in Belgium
    • DIMONA / LIMOSA declarations
    • Employment contract
      • Language
      • Types of labour agreements (blue collar, white collar, fixed term, part-time, students, agency workers, etc.)
      • Content
      • General obligations of both parties
    • Working time and rest periods
    • Social and fiscal documents
      • Personnel register
      • Payslips
      • Individual accounts
      • Work regulations
    • Salary and benefits
      • How to determine the basic salary package?
    • Minimum wage
    • mandatory salary components at sectoral level
    • mandatory salary components at national level
    • additional non-mandatory benefits
      • Overview of most common fringe benefits incl. their fiscal and social security treatment  (e.g. meal vouchers, company car, cost allowances, benefits in kind)
      • Payroll processing
    1. During employment
    • Social security
      • Employees contributions
      • Employers contributions
      • Exemptions and reductions
      • Payment of social security contributions
    • Source income tax
      • Scales of source income tax
      • Professional Withholding Tax (PWT)
      • Tax free sums and reductions
    • Types of leave / suspension of labour contract
      • Annual holiday
      • Public holidays
      • Illness
      • Maternity and paternity leave
      • Short justified absences
      • Other
    1. Termination of employment
    • Notice and severance pay in lieu of notice
    • Dismissal for serious cause
    • Dismissal motivation
    • Protected employees
    • Mandatory end of service payments and documents


      Meet our trainers

      Our trainer is a Senior Legal Consultant at Acerta Legal and Reward.

      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.

       

      Our trainer is managing legal consultant at Acerta Legal and Reward. 

      She coaches and manages a team of legal and senior legal consultants within Acerta Legal Consult.

      Our trainer is also a driven and experienced legal consultant with extensive expertise in dismissal law, reorganization of companies and wage optimization. She has a passion for employment law and flexible forms of remuneration and excels in service-oriented and customer-oriented advice according to customer needs.

       

      Our trainer is legal consultant at Acerta Legal and Reward. 

      Thanks to her broad knowledge of Belgian employment law, she can assist employers with tailor-made advice in all aspects of Belgian employment law, both for legal advice and for training, drafting documents, etc. She always prefers a pragmatic approach by applying the complex legislation specified to the situation of the employer.

       Virtual training courses are delivered via an interactive software provided by the GPA, allowing you to have with a virtual learning experience wherever you are in the world. 

      Course Dates

      • 18-20 February 2020 - Virtual training - 9.00am - 10.30am GMT
      • 27th - 29th April  2020 - Virtual training - 9.00am - 10.30am GMT
      • 15th - 17th September 2020 - Virtual training - 9.00am - 10.30am BST
      • 16th - 18th November 2020 - Virtual training - 9.00am - 10.30am GMT

      Meet our trainer

       

      Other means of training 

      Click here to attend this course in classroom 

      Click here to attend this course online 


      For more information contact us on 0203 871 8870 or
      training@globalpayrollassociation.com