Dutch government will postpone the cuts to the 30% reimbursement ruling (the ‘30% ruling’) for two years. In other words: those employees receiving the tax benefit and who would have lost it in 2019, will continue to receive it until 2021, when the duration of the benefit will be cut from eight to five years.Read more
On 21 April 2016 the Dutch Data Protection Authority published new “Policy Rules for the processing of personal data on the health of sick employees”.Read more
Statutory 14-day reflection period regarding the termination agreement commences on the date of signature by the employee.Read more
Since 1 January 2016 it has been more interesting for employees to continue to employ old age pensioners, thereby making longer use of their knowledge and experience.Read more
On 1 January 2016 the new Wet kwaliteit, klachten en geschillen zorg (Healthcare Quality, Complaints and Disputes Act) entered into force.Read more
Employers are not required to inform an employee about the transition payment if his or her employment contract is terminated by mutual consent.Read more
The maximum remuneration standard 2016 has been adopted and tighter regulations regarding top salaries for externally-hired senior officials.
Read the first court rulings on the Work and Security Act: the notification duty and probationary period in fixed-term contracts. More information can be found on our Work and Security Act News Page.Read more
The Executives’ Pay Standards Act (WNT) is an example of dynamic legislation. After the WNT 1, followed by the Act amending WNT, Act to remedy deficiencies in WNT, and WNT 2, a WNT 3 is in the process of being drafted whereby the standards for incomes will have to apply to all employees in the public and semi-public sector as of 1 January 2017. Furthermore, the latest developments under the WNT2 are summarized in this article.
An employer discovers that an employee unfit for work takes part in running events and works on his house during his sick leave and dismisses him instantly. The judge is of the opinion that not the employer but the company doctor must decide whether these activities hinder the employee's rehabilitation: instant dismissal legally invalid.Read more