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.
Status update (June – October 2016) Our lawyers give courses in employment and privacy law and attend events in and outside the Netherlands. 13-15 October 2016: our partner Martine Hoogendoorn and associates Rachid Aolad-Si M’hammad and Nicky de Groot attended a congress of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) in Lille, France. Nicky, as part of an international panel, gave a presentation with respect to the implementation of flexible working Meer lezen
Dutch House for Whistleblowers Act (in Dutch: “Wet Huis voor Klokkenluiders”): mandatory internal procedure and new prejudice prohibition as of 1 July 2016 The Dutch House for Whistleblowers Act (HfW) will enter into force as of 1 July 2016. The purpose of the act is to improve the conditions for whistleblowers within organizations by making research possible and providing better protection of the whistleblowers. Click on the below link for our newsletter Meer lezen
Status update Our lawyers give courses in employment and privacy law and attend events in and outside the Netherlands. 21 January 2016: our partner Wietje de Muinck Keizer gave a training on Dutch employment law at JSB Training and Development in London, the United Kingdom. February – March 2016: our partner Wietje de Muinck Keizer and senior associate Matthijs Roest Crollius contributed to the handbook “International Labor & Employment Laws”, an Meer lezen