Belgium: Mandatory Telework Declaration

April 8, 2021
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The Belgian government has introduced a mandatory electronic registration system effective from April 1, 2021, until June 30, 2021.

Companies are now obliged to indicate how many people are working at the company’s premises and the number of people for whom it is not possible to telework. This obligation applies to all employers except for any businesses currently closed by law, such as restaurants.

Failure to comply may result in a criminal or administrative fine.

What employers must do

Every month employers must report the following data to the social security authorities (RSZ/ONSS):

  • The number of persons working in the company.
  • The number of persons in the company for whom teleworking is not possible.

If the company has several business units in Belgium, this information must be given for each business unit separately. A business unit is regarded as a place where a main or secondary activity of the company is performed (e.g., the seat of undertaking, department, studio, factory, warehouse, office, shop, etc.).   

Please check Crossroads Bank for Enterprises for additional information on classifications.

The declaration must be submitted by the 6th calendar day of the month.

However, the declaration itself concerns the number of persons on the first working day of the month.

For example:

  • for the situation on the first working day of April 2021, the latest you can submit is April 6, 2021.
  • for the situation on the first working day of May 2021, the latest you can submit is May 6, 2021.

The declaration is submitted via the web portal of the social security authorities – Corona Telework Declaration.

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