Leave

Information on annual leave, sick leave, maternity, paternity and parental leave, public holidays and other leave.

Belgium :: Public holiday practices

A 1993 Royal Decree requires employers to pay at least double time for all work on public holidays …

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Belgium :: Public holidays 2023

  January 1 New Year’s Day (Sunday) April 10 Easter Monday May 1 Labour Day (Monday) May 18 Ascension Day (Thursday) May 29 Whit Monday July 21 National Holiday (Friday) August 15 Assumption Day (Tuesday) November 1 All Saints’ Day (Wednesday) November 11 Armistice Day (Saturday) December 25 Christmas Day (Monday) Note: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates …

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Belgium :: Sick leave

◉ Notification requirements The law does not specify how or when an employee should inform their employer that they will be absent due to illness or injury, but in practice, the worker should inform their employer as soon as they are fit to do so and may use any means of communication (e …

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Belgium :: Public holidays 2022

  January 1 New Year’s Day (Saturday) April 18 Easter Monday May 1 Labour Day (Sunday) May 26 Ascension Day (Thursday) June 6 Whit Monday July 21 National Day (Thursday) August 15 Assumption Day (Monday) November 1 All Saints’ Day (Tuesday) November 11 Armistice Day (Friday) December 25 Christmas Day (Sunda) Note: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates …

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Belgium :: Other leave

Employees are entitled to paid leave for certain family events (marriage, birth etc), as well civic duties …

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Belgium :: Maternity, paternity and parental leave

◉ Maternity leave Employees in Belgium are eligible to request maternity leave, provided they have been employed for at least 120 days in the six-month period prior to taking the leave and they have paid a minimum amount of social security contributions …

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Belgium :: Annual leave

The statutory minimum annual leave entitlement is four weeks per year (20 days for those working five days per week and 24 days for those working a six-day week) …

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