André Beukes (LLM)

Management Consultant - Dutch Chamber of Commerce no: KVK 55177255

EU Management Consultancy

André Beukes is an EU Management consultant to international companies doing business in the EU.

He provides clients with practical business support that makes a real difference doing business in the EU.

“Put simply, I am here to help you meet your challenges. I believe in the importance of doing things correctly, meaning risks are reduced and problems are avoided.”

Dutch Labour Law for Managers

Line management’s role has been reorganized in business organizations and they are now increasingly taking up responsibility for core HRM functions of which compliance to Labour Law is one aspect.

It is therefore important that managers must see Labour Law as a tool towards success, and that it is utilized in a fresh and stimulating way geared towards facilitating the manager’s effectiveness and achieving their corporate goals. 

HR and labour law terms for managers

Bridge WW / Asscher bridge

  • The Employment bridge is named after the Dutch Deputy Prime Minister Asscher that agreed to this concession with the acceptance of the new Dutch Labour Relations legislation.
  • This procedure will assist the unemployed to be employed a sector where there is a labour shortage even if the unemployed does not has the requires skills.
  • With the procedure the unemployed can receive retraining without losing their unemployment benefits.
  • This procedure will also be applicable for retrenched workers.

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Dismissal of an employee for refusal to work / Dutch Labour Law

The court found that the employee was unlawfully dismissed.

In alleged unfair dismissal cases the onus is on the employer to proof that the dismissal was fair and legal.

Summary dismissal may only be used as a last remedy in exceptional and serious instances where the employer has no other option.