Students should be employed with a student employment contract. This type of contract can be used during the academic year and the summer holiday period. The fact that you work more than 475 hours does not change this.
Conditions for a student employment contract:
- it must be a temporary contract for maximum 12 months;
- it must be drawn up in the official language of the region were you are working (Dutch, French, German) to comply with Belgian law;
- it must be drawn up in duplicate, signed by both parties, with a copy for the student and one for the employer;
- it must be signed before the employment begins.
A student employment contract always includes a trial period of 3 working days, even if this is not specifically mentioned in the contract you sign.
During this period both the student and the employer can breach the contract without further formalities.