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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

Right to leave: EU workers

An employee remains entitled to an allowance by way of compensation for any days of annual leave not taken in the course of his employment even when the said employee himself decides to retire from the job, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently confirmed.

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 …

‘Brexit’ Vote Has European Workers in Britain Unsure of Future: nytimes

  LONDON — Filipe Graca hovered over an espresso machine at the British food chain Pret A Manger and frothed out a cafe latte for a waiting customer. Until last …

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 …

Overseas students: new work visa rules make UK ‘challenging’

International students may be put off from applying to UK universities by “challenging” new restrictions on employing foreign graduates, an expert on immigration law has warned. While higher education has …

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.

Mercedes-Benz says workers are better than robots

The rise of robotic workforces may have struck fear into the hearts of employees and HR professionals alike but one luxury car maker says it’s changing its mind on the …

The era of the average worker is over!

In the past, workers with average skills, doing an average job, could earn an average lifestyle. But, today, average is officially over. Being average just won’t earn you what it used to. It can’t when so many more employers have so much more access to so much more above average cheap foreign labor, cheap robotics, cheap software, cheap automation and cheap genius. Therefore, everyone needs to find their extra — their unique value contribution that makes them stand out in whatever is their field of employment. Average is over.

The elements of a modern EU Labour Market – Enrique Fernández-Macías

ENRIQUE FERNÁNDEZ-MACÍAS ENRIQUE FERNÁNDEZ-MACÍAS is of the opinion that a modern labour market agenda in Europe should try to boost job creation by following the high-road model of Nordic economies rather than the employment flexibilisation strategy that has been dominant in recent years. Such an agenda should also openly confront the socioeconomic divergence effect of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), by coordinating employment policies and fostering EU-level redistribution mechanisms. And it should initiate a serious debate about how to reorganise our socioeconomic systems if, as seems increasingly plausible, there is a generalised substitution of human labour by robots in a not so distant future.

Flexible Dutch labour contracts worry Brussels: new report – DutchNews.nl

The European Commission has expressed its concerns about the impact of the rise in flexible employment contracts on the Dutch economy in a new report. While total employment has risen …

Employment bridge for V&D unemployed #asscherbridge #dutchlabourlaw

Deputy Prime Minister Asscher wants to make the new Employment bridge (Brug-WW) accessible for the retrenched employees of V&D.

Dutch labour law for managers #9

The question may be asked why am I recommending against the use of criminal terms in labour law issues if the employer in the mentioned successfully defended the case:

It decomplicate the issue to divide the labour and criminal elements,
Although the case was won the time that management spend on the court case was lost,
The separation of the concepts give certainty to employees and enhance fair labour relations principles.