19 Dec Newsletter Vestius January 2020
We would like to wish everyone a healthy and prosperous 2020, and would also like to thank you for the pleasant business relationship over the past year!
Update on dormant employment relationships
As an employer, do you have what are termed ‘dormant employment relationships’? Based on a recent judgment by the Dutch Supreme Court, you may be obliged in certain cases to bring these dormant employment relationships to an end and pay the employee a transitional payment.
Written employment contracts essential for low Unemployment Insurance (‘WW’) contributions!
If you want to qualify for the low WW premium rate next year, the indefinite employment contract must be confirmed in writing. If you have extended employment contracts for an indefinite period of time in the past, without confirming this in writing, you have up until 31 March 2020 to get this done.
A partial transitional payment even after a structural and substantial reduction in salary following a change of job?
Following on from the Kolom judgment, will there also be a partial termination of the employment contract in situations where there is a substantial and structural reduction in salary resulting from a change in job, forced on the parties by long-term employment disability? The Dutch Supreme Court is considering this question just now, after receiving preliminary questions from the Court of Appeal in Amsterdam.
Preliminary Bill for Amendment of the Dispute Resolution Rules and Clarification of Admissibility Requirements in Enquiry Proceedings
The law in practice is in dire need of a more efficient and reasonable method for determining shareholder disputes. With this objective, the Preliminary Bill for Amendment of the Dispute Resolution Rules and Clarification of Admissibility Requirements in Enquiry Proceedings was published on 22 August 2019. The Bill intends to introduce a more efficient dispute resolution procedure if and when a conflict arises among shareholders.
Amendment of employment law from 1 January 2020
We have listed the most important changes to employment law, taking effect from 1 January 2020, in an easily understandable memo. Click here to download this memo.