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‘Work where you want’ act: adopted by The Dutch House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer)

13/07 2022
Author Renske van Herpen

The Dutch House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer) recently adopted the legislative proposal 'Work where you want’.
Under this Act, Dutch employers may no longer simply reject an employee's request for adjustment of the workplace; they must assess whether, in the light of the circumstances of the case, the employer's interests outweighs the employee's interests according to the criteria of reasonableness and fairness. The legislative proposal still has to go through the Dutch Senate (Eerste Kamer). Would you like to know more about (the amendments to) the Act? Read it in this post.

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L&A Course – ‘Fundamentals of Dutch employment Law’

11/11 2021
Author Merle van den Berg & Inge Arts

Do you work in a position in which you regularly have to deal with Dutch employment law and would you benefit from getting a better understanding of the fundamentals of Dutch law? Are you faced with questions such as: how many employment contracts can we offer an employee? How to manage a sick or underperforming employee? What are the settlement options and rules regarding severance payments?

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Corona virus: the position of the employer (8) – Announcement of the cancellation of the dismissal reduction and the (revised) view of the AP regarding measuring temperature

14/05 2020

This is update number 8 about the corona virus. Please find below information on the announcement from minister Koolmees about the cancellation of the dismissal reduction in the second support package and the (revised) view of the Dutch Data Protection Agency (Dutch DPA) regarding measuring the temperature of employees.

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Corona virus: the position of the employer (7) – Addendum to the Gatekeeper Improvement Act (Wet Verbetering Poortwachter), NOW Calculator and NOW amendments

09/04 2020

This is update number 7 of our ongoing Q&A about Corona. Please find below some information about the addendum published by the UWV to the Gatekeeper Improvement Act (Wet Verbetering Poortwachter) in connection with corona virus, the tool for calculating the amount of the allowance based on the NOW scheme and recent changes to the NOW scheme. NOW is the abbreviation in Dutch for the Emergency Bridging Measure for the Preservation of Jobs.

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