NEWS- BELGIUM AMENDS REGULATION ON POSTED WORKERS

NEWS- BELGIUM AMENDS REGULATION ON POSTED WORKERS

A Royal Decree of 14 September 2017 −Arrêté royal du 14 Septembre 2017− provides for new notification requirements for posting workers in the framework of the provision of services implementing the previous regulation laid down by Act of December 2016.

Royal Decree of 14 September 2017 introduces accordingly additional information to be included when reporting the Belgian Authorities of a posting.

NEW OBLIGATION: FOREIGN EMPLOYER’S CONTACT PERSON

Effective 1 October 2017, foreign employers posting workers to Belgium have to designate their contact person responsible for liaising with the Belgian Authorities. The designated contact person must deliver and receive all information and documents connected to the posting upon request until one year after an assignment ends.

The required details linked to the contact person should be included while sending the LIMOSA declaration- the existing notification system available at http://www.limosa.be/.

Article No. 1, § 10 of the Royal Decree of 14 September 2017 provides foreign employers with the list of further information to be included in their LIMOSA declaration that’s to say:

  • The name, date of birth, address, email and phone of the designated person to liaise with the Belgian Authorities.

In case of non compliance with the new requirements set forth by law penalties up to EUR 3000 per posted worker may apply.

For any questions on the topic, please do not hesitate to contact our firm.

 

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