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Dutch Labour Law: Minimum wage for independent contractors

  The Dutch House of Representatives agreed on 28 March 2017 that the Act on minimum wage and minimum holiday allowance (Wml) will also be made applicable to contracts between …

The European Court of Justice decide on two cases of employees that were dismissed for wearing an Islamic headscarf

EU Labour Law Cases Both cases concern Muslim women employees who work(ed) in private companies. In the first case, Ms Achbita worked already for three years for the Belgian branch …

Dutch Labour Law: Termination of employment of an employee of pensionable age

The employer is not required to pay any transitional compensation (Article 7:673 paragraph 7 sub b Dutch Civil Code) if the employee reached pensionable age.

Dutch Labour Law for Managers: Transitional Allowance, Dismissed Employees

The judge found in the Dutch Labour Law case that the employer misinterpreted the stipulations of Section 7:673 subsection 1 of the Dutch Civil Code. The article stipulates that the employment relation must have lasted at least 24 moths and that the employer is entitled to a transitional allowance.

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 …

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

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

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

Dutch Labour Law for Managers #10

Dismissal of an employee for refusal to work / Dutch Labour Law Dutch Labour Law for Managers #10 Dutch Labour Law. Be prepared and informed. Click hereto receive a weekly Dutch …

Losing your job as an expat in the Netherlands

Losing your residence right With an employment-based residence permit (such as a highly skilled migrant permit or a permit for paid employment), premature employment termination does not only mean losing …

10 Issues raised at the hearing on the Dutch Work and Security act in the Dutch Second Chamber, 03-02-2016

Dutch Managers must decide if they are going to follow the easy or the difficult route with the management of the Work and Security act. The easy route may seem difficult and expensive in the beginning, but the benefits that it will yield in terms of personnel engagement and labour relations can not be measured.