Obligations towards employees

Last modified:

Monday 15 April 2019

As an employer, you have a series of significant obligations towards your workers.

Preparing an employment contract

If you make use of student workers, part-time workers or temporary workers, or workers employed for a specific task, an employment contract must be drawn up in two copies.

A permanent employment contract does not have to be stated in writing. In practice, however, written employment contracts are often used to prevent problems regarding proof

Preparing employment regulations

The employment regulations form a document which sets out the general working conditions complementing the individual employment contract. It provides workers with information concerning the execution and organisation of the work within the company. As an employer, you are required to give every worker a copy of the employment regulations.

Compliance with labour law

As an employer, you are required to comply with labour law. This law covers:

  • Child labour
  • Sunday work
  • Working time
  • Night work
  • Overtime
  • Etc.

Promotion of well-being at work

Well-being at work is defined as all factors relating to the conditions in which the work is carried out@

  • Safety at work
  • Protection of the worker's health
  • Psychosocial pressure caused by the work
  • Ergonomics
  • Hygiene at work
  • Beautification of the working environment

Every employer must encourage well-being within their company. This approach includes risk prevention, individual and preventive protection measures, training, and provision of information for workers.

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