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Employing EEA and non-EEA nationals in Belgium: What do I need to consider? What could be applicable to British citizens post-Brexit?

Beginning: Thursday, 23 February 2017 18:00
End: Thursday, 23 February 2017 20:30
Location: Boulevard Bischoffsheim 11, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
Event fees: British Chamber members: €0.00 (incl. VAT)
Non-members: €0.00 (incl. VAT)

Event description:

The rules to employ EEA nationals vs non-EEA nationals in Belgium are substantially different. The formalities for self-employed persons in Belgium vary also depending whether or not you are an EEA national. Although it is yet too early to know if Brexit would imply more immigration restrictions for UK nationals, during this session our panel of experts will address the issues to consider when employing EEA nationals and non-EEA nationals in Belgium.

Topics that will be addressed include:

  • Who needs a professional card and/or a work permit?
  • Which authorities are competent?
  • Which conditions must be complied with?
  • How long does it take?
  • Applicable social security, taxes, employment rules and other formalities when seconding foreign employees to Belgium.
Speaker | Sophie Maes | Partner at Claeys & Engels
    Sophie advises national and international clients on various aspects of international employment (including immigration of employees), labour law and social security law. She has a particular interest in the position of expatriates, temporary staff, global mobility issues, labour and employment law, transfer of undertakings and company restructurings. Sophie is also co-chair of the Global Mobility team within Ius Laboris and works closely with other members of Ius Laboris on transnational employment projects and queries.


    Hugues Thibaut | International Affairs Manager | Group S Payroll provider and Business Portal

    Hugues Thibaut is Head of Group S’ International Department since 2011. He advises clients on how to start up their activities in Belgium (branch, subsidiary, representation office) and how to optimize their salary policy (e.g. social contribution reductions and fringe benefits). He also deals with employee mobility matters, such as posting, salary splits, and expat regime. Before joining Group S, Hugues worked as EU affairs adviser and later HR Manager of a Brussels-based, international association. Hugues has a degree in European law from the University of Louvain (UCL) and a degree in Management from the Brussels Business school (Ichec), and has also studied in Sweden and The Netherlands.