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 a company and an independent service provider for services rendered for a specific period.
Independent service providers without personnel (ZZP) and freelancers are extensively utilised in the Netherland and there were recent Dutch Labour Law court cases of independent mail deliverers that were remunerated less that the prescribed minimum wage.
With this decision, the Dutch Government wants to end the avoiding of the payment of a minimum wage. About 50 000 contractors is will benefit from this
Independent contractors that are seen as a business, that has multiple clients.
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