Working time

Standard working time, night work, overtime, rest periods, young workers.

Belgium :: The right to disconnect

The Act of 26th March 2018 on the enhancement of economic growth and social cohesion has introduced an alternative to France’s ‘right to disconnect’ outside normal working hours in Belgium …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

Belgium :: Working hours

◉ Standard working hours Unless otherwise specified by an individual or collective agreement the normal workweek is 42 hours (Collective Agreements Law, 1957 – as amended in 2018) …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

Belgium :: Sunday working

Sunday work is prohibited except in a limited number of circumstances …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

Belgium :: Shift work

Employees on shift work may operate for up to 11 hours each day, provided their weekly working hours do not exceed 50 per week or 38 hours (average per week) every quarter …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

Belgium :: Rest periods

All employees are entitled to a 15 minute rest period after working six hours …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

Belgium :: Overtime

Employees may work up to a maximum of 16 hours overtime per week …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

Belgium :: Night work

The provisions relating to night work were amended in 1997 to remove the difference in treatment between men and women …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.