Global payroll in Belgium

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Rivermate's global payroll solution helps companies hire remote employees in Belgium . We take care of global payroll, taxes, benefits, compliance and HR activities. So you can focus on growing your business. Our global payroll solution is beneficial to companies that want to hire remote employees in a breeze. On this page you will find employment information for Belgium.

1. Grow your team in Belgium with Rivermate as your global payroll provider

Payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance can be difficult to manage in , particularly if you don't have established local relationships. You can hire employees in effectively, conveniently, and in full compliance with all relevant labor laws using Rivermate's global Employer of Record (EOR) solution. We handle the responsibilities and legal risks associated with foreign employment so you can concentrate on growing your company.

2. Introduction to global payroll in Belgium

If you are interested in hiring a remote team in Belgium, or even just individual remote employees in Belgium, then you have come to the right place!

Rivermate is an Employer of Record (EOR) that offers Belgium payroll solutions. As a Belgium payroll provider, we will cover everything from salary, benefits, employer-to-employee contributions, and especially payroll compliance in Belgium. We are confident Rivermate’s payroll solutions Belgium will help you grow as a business—because now, you won’t have to worry about your payroll solutions Belgium. We take care of everything payroll!

With Rivermate, you can run Belgium payroll services in just one click—regardless of currency, benefits, insurance, and your local labor laws. Everything is automated. Our priority is for you to focus on your company’s strategy and growth.

Our Rivermate Global Payroll services are made especially for startups and scaleups. We know that startups try to be extra prudent when it comes to choosing a payroll provider, so it is our mission at Rivermate to be your most reliable and cheapest payroll provider option. So if you’re looking for global payroll providers for small businesses, look no further and book a call with us now!

3. How to set up global payroll in Belgium

Once you've determined the best Belgium payroll option for your company, you'll need to collect some information from employees in order to add them to your payroll. Begin by acquiring their personal identification number, tax deduction card, and emergency contact information. When an employee begins working and provides you with their tax deduction card, they become a part of the social security system and are eligible for benefits.

4. Taxation rules for global payroll in Belgium

There are several different tax funds in Belgium that apply to both employers and employees. Employees, for example, must contribute 13.07% of their gross income to social security, while employers contribute approximately 27%. Employees pay 50% of their salary over 41,360 EUR under the country's progressive income tax scale.

5. Payroll options for companies in Belgium

Companies that wish to expand their operations globally have four different payroll options in Belgium. These payroll options are:

1. Internal Payroll. This payroll option is applicable for already established companies in Belgium. It includes devoting an entire Human Resources staff to running the company's payroll procedures.

2. Remote Payroll. Smaller firms may lack the capacity to handle their own payroll, but they may add their workers to the parent company's payroll. This action, on the other hand, requires considerable thinking. You must guarantee that you follow the rules and laws of each nation.

Working with a local outsourcing firm is one method to retain money in the local economy, but you'll still need to study all of the local rules and regulations, since you'll be held responsible.

3. Belgium payroll outsourcing: Outsourcing your payroll to an Employer of Record in Belgium, such as Rivermate, is another alternative for Andorra payroll outsourcing. We can manage all aspects of your payroll, including compliance. Send us a note and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!

6. Payroll compliance Belgium

Making sure you are in compliance with labor laws and benefit regulations is part of the payroll management process:

1. Payroll taxes in Belgium

2. The minimum wage

3. Regular working hours and overtime

4. Leave benefits

5. Public holidays

6. Termination legislation

When you work with a Belgium payroll provider like Rivermate, all of the compliance is handled for you, ensuring that you are fully compliant with all laws, both foreign and domestic.

7. How to manage payroll in Belgium

Companies that have a business presence in Belgium have different ways of managing payroll. However, most of the options you have for running payroll in Belgium are either expensive or require establishing a subsidiary in Belgium. The cheapest, most efficient, and most reliable payroll processing system in Belgium is by outsourcing payroll to Employers of Record (EOR) in Belgium. Rivermate is one of those Employers of Record.

At Rivermate, we offer you the most efficient, most compliant, and cheapest HR and Payroll Management services in Belgium. We do this by taking care of your payroll-related needs, such as keeping track of your employees’ financial records, including incentives, gross and net salary, and payslips, all the while staying compliant with the labor laws in Belgium. Because we do your online payroll management for you, you can have absolute focus on your business’ strategy and growth.

Rivermate is all about growth through collaboration and we achieve this by offering the most reliable yet cheapest services for managing payroll for small businesses in Belgium.

8. Entitlement and termination terms in Belgium

The procedure for terminating a work relationship differs according to the terms of the employment agreement. Dismissal with notice is the most severe type of dismissal. Employees who have worked for the company for at least six months have a right to know why they were terminated.

9. Compensation in Belgium

The minimum wage in Belgium varies and is agreed upon in national collective agreements and is overseen by the Joint Labor Committee.

Minimum salary levels in Flanders are set increase by 1.94%. The new minimum salary level for executives which includes those in the upcoming EU IC Permit is EUR 69,638 or USD 82,772. For the EU Blue Card applicants, the minimum salary is EUR 52,229 or USD 62,079. For specialists and trainees (EU ICT Permit/Highly-skilled permit applicants), the minimum salary is EUR 43, 524 or USD 51,733.06. For locally hired staff under 30 years old, the minimum salary is EUR 34,819.20 or USD 41,386.

Since the start of 2021, the minimum salary in the Brussels has increased by 1.23 percent. Currently, the minimum salary for executives is EUR 72,399 or USD 86,054.18. EU Blue Card applicants/managers with the EU ICT Permit have a minimum salary of EUR 56,111 or USD 66,694.10. Specialists (EU ICT Permit) have a minimum salary of EUR 44,889 or USD 53,355.51. Trainees (EU ICT Permit) have a minimum salary of EUR 28,056 or USD 33,347.64. Highly-skilled permit applicants have a minimum salary of EUR 43,395 or USD 51,536.94.

Minimum salary levels in Wallonia have increased by 1.23% since the start of 2021. Executives have a minimum salary of EUR 72,399 or USD 86,054.18.

EU Blue Card applicants have a minimum salary of EUR 56,112 or USD 66,695.28. Highly-skilled permit applicants have a minimum salary of EUR 43,395 or USD 51,579.73.

10. Working hours and overtime in Belgium

In Belgium, the standard work week is 38 hours, or eight hours per day. Employees who work no more than 5.5 days per week may work 9.5 hours per day. If an employee lives in a home with a significant distance from the workplace and is away from home for more than 14 hours during a workday, they may work up to ten hours. Employees may work up to 12 hours per day in certain circumstances, such as shift work. Employees may also work an alternate schedule, such as a 39-hour week with six paid days off per year, or a 40-hour week with 12 paid days off per year. Collective bargaining agreements may stipulate a shorter workweek.

Generally, employees work between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Exceptions may be made for jobs that require nighttime work, such as those in hotels and restaurants. By royal decree, certain sectors, companies, or occupations may also be permitted to work at night if a pressing need exists. While work is generally prohibited on Sundays as well, there are numerous exceptions for businesses that are required to operate on Sundays to keep the country running.

11. Employee benefits in Belgium

The national system provides health insurance. Employees must register with a health insurance fund in order to be eligible for this health insurance.

Some companies also provide a variable profit sharing or performance-related incentive, in which the business pays a lump amount each year (usually at the end of the year). The amount of the bonus is determined by the overall success of the business and may be computed as a percentage of each employee's yearly or monthly pay during the time.

Some employers provide perks such as private school tuition or vehicle allowances. These extra perks are typically taxed and should be included into an employee's net take-home pay.

Executives working with US technology firms in Belgium often seek stock options. Unlike other nations, Belgium taxes the grant of an option or the communication of the offer to the employee. After then, the employee has 60 days to accept or reject the choice. Employee stock options are complicated to issue in Belgium, and they are taxed; most US businesses prefer to give cash incentives linked to profitability rather than stock options.

12. Why choose Rivermate as your global payroll provider in Belgium

Establishing an entity in to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into simple and effortless. We can assist you with hiring your preferred talent, managing HR and payroll, and ensuring compliance with local legislation without the hassle of establishing a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our PEO and Global Employer of Record (EOR) solutions in give you peace of mind so you can focus on running your business. Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about how Rivermate can help you hire employees in via our Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO solution.

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