DOING BUSINESS IN EUROPE


Author: Andre Beukes LLM

Managing chronically ill employees in the Netherlands

According to a research by the Dutch platform for chronically ill employees, “fit for work”, one out of three employees in the Netherlands has a chronic illness such as asthma, …

Termination of the employment agreement of an expat

by Eva Knipschild Since 1 July 2015 it is necessary to substantiate one of limited dismissal grounds for the termination of an employment agreement. An expat usually has an employment …

Dutch Labour Law: The dismissal of an employee that e-mailed confidential company information

Summary of Dutch Labour Law case    The employee was informed by his employer that his service will be terminated with immediate effect with a favourable compensation package. Before the …

Despite strong rand, SA companies head for the exit door – Moneyweb #businessineurope

The rand might have been one of the world’s strongest currencies last year, but that has not slowed the rush by South African capital for the exit door. Nothing captures …

New rules and benefits: what changes in 2017? – dutchnews.nl

New rules and benefits: what changes in 2017? dutchnews.nl

The EU Commission killed off Britain’s hope for separate post-Brexit – businessinsider.nl #businessineurope

LONDON – The president of the European Commission killed off any hope Britain has of sealing separate bilateral deals with other European countries while it negotiates the terms of its exit from the European Union.

One in five startups is planning to set up in Europe because of Brexit – cityam.com #businessineurope

One in five startups is planning to set up in another county in Europe because of Brexit, but the majority intend to keep their headquarters in the UK, new figures reveal.

21% of British startups plan to open a European office due to Brexit – uk.businessinsider.com #businessineurope

One in every five UK startups intends to open a European office due to Brexit, according to survey results published Tuesday by Silicon Valley Bank.

Brexit and free movement of EU Citizens

There has been a “large spike” in immigration law related inquiries from UK universities and colleges, who are seeking to reassure anxious staff members concerned about the impact of Brexit, …

Dutch Labour Law for Managers #11

Key aspects of Dutch Labour Law in English #duchlabourlaw Minister Asscher briefed on 1 December 2016 the Dutch second chamber on the plan to address the abuse by intern (stage) / work experience employers of graduated young people. Aspects that Dutch Managers must keep in mind: The term intern or stage has no legal meaning or consequences. The term intern (stage) can only be used if there is no indication of an employment contract. An intern receives an intern compensation and an employee with work experience receives an employment contract and minimum wage. An intern position has learning as goal and can be part of the study of the person. To utilize (misuse) a well-equipped person with experience in the specific field as an intern is an unfair labour practice and there is in terms of article 7:610a of the Dutch Civil Code a presumption of law that there an employment contract

Facebook to police hatespeech

Facebook, Google and Twitter will face new legislation if they don’t do more to police online hate speech, according to the European Commission. A study commissioned by Věra Jourová, the …

New EU financial powerhouse

London has so far been considered as the financial powerhouse of the European Union. With Britain, all set to separate from the EU following its Brexit vote, the position is now open for others to fill in. While Germany and Switzerland remain the most favored replacement for London, there are two unlikely contenders — Greece and Lithuania making a hard push to attract fintech and blockchain startups into their country.

New information security certification for Start-ups – Expand to Europe #expandtoeurope

Two Dutch startups have obtained a new type of information security certification. Restaurant bill splitting app Tabster and educational software company SOWISO have passed the Security Verified review. This is the first information …