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Belgian employment law training

Who should attend

This Belgian employment law training course is relevant to international HR managers and directors in the UK who have responsibility for employees in Belgium. It will also be useful to managers and directors who anticipate entering the Belgian market and who need to be aware of their responsibilities to their people.


An employer could terminate an employee with immediate effect via WhatsApp or even verbally. There is no concept of garden leave in Belgium. No obligation to set up a performance improvement plan in case of under performance. Language is key – if the documents are drafted in the wrong social language, the documents may be considered null and void.

Led by an experienced Belgian employment lawyer, who is used to advising HR based in the UK and the USA, this Belgian employment law training will give you an understanding of the implications of employing people in a country where most global organisations have a presence.


Please note that this course programme will run over two afternoons (2 x 3 hour course sessions). Day 1 will take place on 30 January 2024  and Day 2 will take place on 01 February 2024 .


14:00 start; 17:00 close

Introduction and expectations


  • sources of law
  • similarities and key differences

Getting started

  • recruitment issues, the dos and don’ts of interviewing and understanding references
  • key terms in contracts of employment
  • typical benefits

Employee representation

  • union delegation, committee for prevention and protection at work and works council


14:00 start; 17:00 close

Working time and leaves

Day to day employee management

  • discipline and grievance
  • dealing individual issues

Termination of the employment contract

  • different ways of terminating employment contract
  • collective dismissal


Cost: £499

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Select a date

30/01/2024 - 01/02/2024
virtual online
14:00 - 17:00 (Local time)