[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Minister of Social Affairs and Employment and the State Secretary for Tax Affairs and Tax Administration informed both Houses of the Dutch parliament on 16 December 2022 in the form of a progress letter about the state...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Didam judgment The Didam judgment centred on the sale by the municipality of Montferland of an old town hall to a property developer, while another party also showed an interest. The municipality argued that it was free to...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Background The Whistleblowers Authority Act entered into force in 2016. It obligates employers with at least 50 employees to have an internal reporting system in place for filing reports of suspected wrongdoing within the organisation. If an employee files...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Every year, an employee is entitled to vacation days (day’s holiday) of at least four times the working hours per week, known as ‘statutory holidays’. Often, however, an employer grants its employees more than the statutory minimum, known...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Since the introduction of the Transparent and Predictable Employment Conditions Act, the tenability of the study cost clause has been unclear. Since the Act entered into force, the employer has been responsible for training that is ‘necessary’ for...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Since the introduction of the Wet werk en zekerheid (Work and Security Act), we have been familiar with the notification duty under Article 7:668 of the Dutch Civil Code. It is a simple duty for the employer, but...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]This article provides an overview of the main HR legislative amendments and bills for 2023. Click here if you would prefer to read (or download) the overview in PDF format. Legislative amendments [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] 1. Untaxed homeworking allowance Since this year, it...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Introduction The Dutch dismissal system is internationally renowned for its preventive dismissal assessment. In the case of a statutair directeur (director appointed under the articles of association), however, the UWV (Employee Insurance Agency) or the court need not make...