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Employment contracts

Employment contracts
The employment contract must fulfil a number of legal criteria establishing the rights and duties of employer and employee.

notes on accessibility of the documents to download

For full information on employment contracts in French, see Clés pour le contrat de travail (PDF Format) (FR), published by the Federal Public Service Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue.

The website 1819.brussels also provides information on employment contracts.

Use of languages in Brussels

The use of languages in social relations is tightly regulated in Belgium, with different rules depending on the Region. Industrial, commercial and financial businesses with a branch in the Brussels-Capital Region must draw up documents in Dutch for Dutch-speaking staff and documents in French for French-speaking staff.