Important Changes to Dutch Employment Law The Dutch Lower House of Parliament recently adopted the Balanced Labour Market Act (“WAB”). Objective: to achieve a better balance between permanent and flexible work; to make it more attractive for employers to hire staff on a permanent basis and to be more protective of flexible workers. Wietje de Muinck Keizer, Partner in Doorn en Keizer, Amsterdam, explains the rules in our newsletter: http://mailchi.mp/0117f4db8fe8/doorn-keizer-employment-lawyers-important-changes-dutch-employment-law
Proposal to shorten maximum duration 30% tax benefit from 8 to 5 years! The 30% tax benefit for expats has been recently evaluated and the government wishes to revise the duration of this scheme for new and existing matters effective 1 January 2019. Below we will briefly set out the scheme itself, the evaluation and the proposed reduction from 8 to 5 years. Click on the link for our newsletter: Meer lezen
Proposal to extend birth leave for partners to 6 weeks! In April 2017, the European Commission announced its proposal to introduce a mandatory paid ten-day paternity leave scheme within the EU. This was already the norm in many EU countries, but not in the Netherlands. In the meantime, the Dutch Minister of Social Affairs and Employment has submitted a legislative proposal for the introduction of Additional Birth Leave (in Dutch: "Wetsvoorstel Invoering Meer lezen
In this newsletter we will inform you of relevant recent and future legislative changes with respect to the following subjects: 1. Indexation daily salary, minimum wages and transitional compensation 2. Amendment Minimum wage Act: broader scope 3. Indexation income criteria highly skilled migrant 4. Increase state pension and pension age 5. Coalition agreement: keep you posted 6. Privacy: final sprint until GDPR enters into effect Click on the link for our Meer lezen
COALITION AGREEMENT: PROPOSALS AMENDMENT EMPLOYMENT LAW (reading time: 10-15 minutes) The coalition agreement aims to modernize the labour market, a new balance has to be found: work for an indefinite term has to be less permanent and flex work has to be less flexible. We point out that the coalition agreement includes only a general outline of the new government’s proposals; these proposals have yet to be crystallized before they will be Meer lezen
Kiki Manse has joined our practice as of 1 September 2017. She advises national and international companies and litigates on Dutch employment and labour law issues, in particular, employment agreements, employment manuals, (collective) termination(s) of employment, illness and reintegration, (international) postings (immigration), employee consultation procedures, collective bargaining agreements and freelance agreements.
Newsletter Doorn en Keizer - March edition Click on the link for an overview of the new laws and updates: Click here for our newsletter. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Limited use of non-competition clauses in fixed term employment under the new Dutch Work and Security Act
Limited use of non-competition clauses in fixed term employment under the new Dutch Work and Security Act Old situation: Employers used to be allowed to agree upon a non-competition clause in writing with any employee older than 18 years regardless of whether the employment was entered into for a definite or indefinite term. In the Netherlands, it is quite common to include a non-competition clause in an employment agreement. At all Meer lezen
The Work and Security Act has recently been adopted by the Lower House and Senate in record time. This Act will have major consequences for employers and employees. It is advised that you start with preparations and when necessary take measures to adequately deal with the consequences. Doorn en Keizer Employment Lawyers will gladly assist you via several newsletters regarding the Work and Security Act and we will provide you with Meer lezen