Changed obligations for foreign employees

Author: Jonas Verplanken (Legal expert)

Since the beginning of this year, employers who employ foreign employees are obliged to respect a number of measures. These obligations are now lifted.

These are:

  • The general obligation to keep a register for foreign employees
  • The general obligation to check the Passenger Location Form (PLF)
  • The compulsory negative corona test for foreign employees - all sectors

The article regulating these obligations for the employer will be abolished from 30 July 2021. The employer is therefore no longer obliged to fulfil these obligations.

When will this take effect?

This measure takes effect on 30 June 2021.

Sources : Ministerial Decree of 27 July 2021 amending the Ministerial Decree of 28 October 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, Belgian Official Gazette of 28 July 2021;

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