Belgium: Employers of Posted Workers Must Designate a Contact Person

As of October 1, 2017, employers posting workers to Belgium must designate a contact person that authorities can contact to obtain information and supporting documents on the activities and employment conditions of posted workers in Belgium. The identity and contact details of the contact person need to be provided in the LIMOSA declaration, in addition to the other information related to posting.

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The situation
Employers of posted workers must designate a contact person and provide more information to the authorities.

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As of October 1, 2017, as part of the Limosa declaration, in addition to the previously-required information, employers posting workers to Belgium will need to designate a contact person that authorities can contact to obtain information and supporting documents on the activities and employment conditions of the posted workers in Belgium.

The identity and contact details of the contact person need to be provided in the LIMOSA declaration, in addition to the other information related to posting. This does not affect declarations submitted before October 1, 2017. The employer must maintain the required documentation and information for one year after the posting. 

Background Employers posting workers to Belgium must notify the Federal Public Service of Social Security online prior to the employee's start date (called the Limosa declaration).   These changes are implemented in line with the EU Enforcement Directive 2014/67 concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services.

What this means for employers of posted workers Sending employers will need to designate a contact person that can act as a resource for authorities.  Employers should contact their Fragomen professional for further advice.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to beneluxinfo@fragomen.com

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