BDO Belgium: Impact of teleworking on international mobility of workers: employment right aspects

April 2021

To avoid the spread of coronavirus, a large number of employers around the world have been forced to move their employees to teleworking. This mandatory remote working may impact the situation of certain internationally-mobile workers who now find themselves teleworking on Belgian territory. Let’s address certain employment aspects that may arise due to this situation.
 

Applicable labour legislation

“The applicable labour legislation depends on the temporary or permanent teleworking situation of the employee.”

For any internationally mobile worker, it is necessary to consider the applicable labour legislation as it determines the mandatory conditions of the employment relationship, such as the minimum wage, maximum working hours and rest periods, as well as the provisions relating to teleworking.