14 Oct Newsletter Vestius October 2021
Uber drivers are in salaried employment
The Amsterdam Court has ruled that Uber drivers are not self-employed, but in Uber’s employment. A “modern” employer-employee relationship exists that is governed by the CAO taxivervoer (Transport by Taxi Collective Agreement). It is a contentious issue, but our legal system does not yet provide sufficient room for these new business models. The European Parliament is urging that rules on platform work be drawn up at a European level.
For information or advice on this subject please contact Bart de Vroe.
Post-corona home-working policy
Working from home, which became popular during the corona pandemic, is more likely to increase than decrease at many companies. But there are legal snags to bear in mind, because as an employer you are also required to provide an ergonomic workplace, limit the work pressure and protect your employees’ privacy and sensitive data. A sound home-working policy is therefore advisable.
A sick employee’s reintegration obligations
Not only the employer has obligations in a sick employee’s reintegration process: the sick employee must also meet certain obligations, failing which the employer may apply a salary penalty, as two recent court cases have demonstrated once again.