Newsletter Vestius March 2021

Platform labour under fire

Platform labour by Uber and Uber-Eats, for instance, but also Deliveroo, is under the magnifying glass of politicians, trade unions and now also the courts. On 16 February 2021, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal ruled in the legal action between trade union FNV and Deliveroo that Deliveroo’s meal delivery drivers work on the basis of employment contracts. They are therefore not self-employed.

For information or advice on this subject please contact Bart de Vroe.

Vaccination registration: is it allowed?

Now that the vaccination campaign is in full swing, new corona questions are presenting themselves. One question that will be on the minds of many employers at the moment is whether employees can be obligated to be vaccinated or can be asked to present a vaccination certificate.

For information or advice on this subject please contact Lise van den Heuvel.

WHOA: the first ruling

It remains to be seen what effect the Wet homologatie onderhands akkoord (Court Approval of a Private Composition (Prevention of Insolvency) Act or WHOA), which entered into force on 1 January 2021, will have in practice. A first ruling shows that it may in any event provide a fast and adequate solution for companies in difficulties.

If you wish to know whether your company is eligible for the WHOA scheme or if you have any other questions on this subject, please contact Helger Kamerman or Levi Schutz.

WHOA agreement offers business owners relief, but also has disadvantages

Companies that are unable to pay their debts can avoid suspension of payments or bankruptcy with the new Wet homologatie onderhands akkoord (Court Approval of a Private Composition (Prevention of Insolvency) Act or WHOA). But creditors often view the new Act as a compulsory composition.

For information or advice on this topic please contact Sander Pieroelie or Sabine Chan.