Employment Law

Anticipating the impact
of new legislation and regulations

The Dutch employment law system is unique. There are vast differences in employee protection between fixed and flexible contracts. In our jurisdiction, the dismissal of a permanent employee is often a complex affair. Dutch legislature is keen to establish a better balance between flexible and fixed contracts. Another topical question is how the Dutch employment market should deal with digitalisation and robotisation. Labour is furthermore increasingly influenced by technology, as a result of which the overlap between work and private life is increasing.

These developments are not making employment law any simpler. By anticipating the impact of new legislation and regulations, we are able to provide employers with high quality advice on the legal aspects of a sound personnel policy. We can keep you informed of all new developments, combining our professional knowledge with a solution-oriented approach. If a reasonable outcome cannot be achieved by means of a settlement, we do not shy away from litigation.

Our employment lawyers primarily represent employers. But there are also employees among our clients.

Employers

Our employment law practice group practises employment law in the broadest sense of the word. We advise and represent companies in the fields of individual and collective dismissal, reorganisations, co-determination (Works Councils Act), collective bargaining agreements, flexible and fixed-term employment relationships, equal treatment and industrial disputes (strikes). We also advise our colleagues in the corporate law practice group on the social and employment law aspects involved in mergers and acquisitions.

  • Employment contracts and contracts for services
  • Improvement plans
  • Individual and collective dismissals
  • Works councils
  • Co-determination law
  • Non-compete clauses
  • Collective bargaining agreements

  • Regulations and policy
  • Flexibilisation and harmonisation of employment conditions
  • Supervision of mergers and outsourcing projects
  • Transfers of business
  • Dutch and international secondment and assignment
  • Employment conditions and employers’ liability
  • Privacy/General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

In need of an employment law review of a proposed resolution? Contact our employment lawyers.

Employers

Our employment law practice group practises employment law in the broadest sense of the word. We advise and represent companies in the fields of individual and collective dismissal, reorganisations, co-determination (Works Councils Act), collective bargaining agreements, flexible and fixed-term employment relationships, equal treatment and industrial disputes (strikes). We also advise our colleagues in the corporate law practice group on the social and employment law aspects involved in mergers and acquisitions.

  • Employment contracts and contracts for services
  • Improvement plans
  • Individual and collective dismissals
  • Works councils
  • Co-determination law
  • Non-compete clauses
  • Collective bargaining agreements

  • Regulations and policy
  • Flexibilisation and harmonisation of employment conditions
  • Supervision of mergers and outsourcing projects
  • Transfers of business
  • Dutch and international secondment and assignment
  • Employment conditions and employers’ liability
  • Privacy/General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

In need of an employment law review of a proposed resolution? Contact our employment lawyers.

Employees

If you have any questions about, for instance, a dismissal, an industrial dispute or a non-compete clause, we will be pleased to answer them for you. Our lawyers have broad experience in advising employers. We base our advice not only on the legal aspects, but also on the underlying interests. The cost aspect obviously also plays a role. Together with you, we go in search of the best solution for your situation.

  • Dismissal advice
  • Non-compete clauses
  • Managing directors

Have you been dismissed or is your employment contract about to end? Do you have questions about your non-compete clause? Contact one of our employment lawyers.

Employees

If you have any questions about, for instance, a dismissal, an industrial dispute or a non-compete clause, we will be pleased to answer them for you. Our lawyers have broad experience in advising employers. We base our advice not only on the legal aspects, but also on the underlying interests. The cost aspect obviously also plays a role. Together with you, we go in search of the best solution for your situation.

  • Dismissal advice
  • Non-compete clauses
  • Managing directors

Have you been dismissed or is your employment contract about to end? Do you have questions about your non-compete clause? Contact one of our employment lawyers.

Privacy

Privacy rights of employees are playing an increasingly important role in the workplace. The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has created quite a stir. Employers must now comply with more conditions regarding the processing of personal data, subject to fines. Those fines can be astronomical. We can provide you with practical and sound advice on the applicable privacy legislation and a wide range of privacy aspects in the workplace.

  • Privacy rights of employees under the GDPR
  • Data processing agreements
  • Privacy statements
  • CCTV monitoring
  • Personnel file retaining periods

For more information on the issues involved in personal data processing at your organisation, contact:

Privacy

Privacy rights of employees are playing an increasingly important role in the workplace. The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has created quite a stir. Employers must now comply with more conditions regarding the processing of personal data, subject to fines. Those fines can be astronomical. We can provide you with practical and sound advice on the applicable privacy legislation and a wide range of privacy aspects in the workplace.

  • Privacy rights of employees under the GDPR
  • Data processing agreements
  • Privacy statements
  • CCTV monitoring
  • Personnel file retaining periods

For more information on the issues involved in personal data processing at your organisation, contact:

Mediation

Mediation means supervised negotiation, aimed at removing obstructions in the communication between parties. Mediation plays an important role in modern legal practice. It has been proven time and again that mediation is the fastest and least expensive manner of dispute resolution. We therefore set great store by offering you mediation services. Our mediation practice focuses on business disputes, such as labour disputes in a broad sense, problems among shareholders and conflicts in acquisitions.

  • Labour disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Disputes between management and works councils
  • Disputes between or within management boards and supervisory boards

If you wish to propose mediation to your other party or if you have already agreed on mediation, contact:

Mediation

Mediation means supervised negotiation, aimed at removing obstructions in the communication between parties. Mediation plays an important role in modern legal practice. It has been proven time and again that mediation is the fastest and least expensive manner of dispute resolution. We therefore set great store by offering you mediation services. Our mediation practice focuses on business disputes, such as labour disputes in a broad sense, problems among shareholders and conflicts in acquisitions.

  • Labour disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Disputes between management and works councils
  • Disputes between or within management boards and supervisory boards

If you wish to propose mediation to your other party or if you have already agreed on mediation, contact: