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Exploration WNT 3 and other news.

13/07 2015
Author Hanneke Klinckhamers

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.
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Working and running during sick leave: instant dismissal?

14/04 2015

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.

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News on the Work and Security Act

05/03 2015
Author Hanneke Klinckhamers

Employers are concerned about the consequences of the Work and Security Act and the associated costs involved on dismissal. Sick employees are also entitled to transition compensation when dismissed after 2 years of sickness. Employers are aware of this but have not yet calculated the effects thereof. Meanwhile the House of Representatives has this week agreed with the measures proposed by Minister Asscher to satisfy the employers' objections that there is no transitional law for transition compensation. Read more...

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L&A advocaten in the media

01/12 2014

Fons Hendriks of RTV NH [radio and television North Holland] visits the nicest neighbourhoods in North Holland for the programme NH Buurten. NH Buurten was in Lijnden in November 2014 when it shot video footage at L&A advocaten. Bernadine van der Wulp showed the television crew around the offices of L&A advocaten. The footage includes a short interview with Arlette Putker-Blees

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Public servants to become employees

23/10 2014
Author Hanneke Klinckhamers

If also the Upper House passes the legislative proposal regarding the Wet normalisering rechtspositie ambtenaren (Act on the Standardisation of the Legal Status of Public Servants), the equality of status of public servants and employees will be final. The Act is expected to enter into force on 2 January 2017. If you are a public sector employer, the following is relevant to your organisation.

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