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
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...Read more
The Financial Undertakings (Remuneration Policy) Act [in Dutch: Wet beloningsbeleid financiële ondernemingen] came into effect on 7 February 2015. The act stipulates, among other things, that all businesses in the financial section must have a sound remuneration policy.Read more
We are seeing more and more cases in which employers are confronted with debts of their employees. What obligations and risks do wage garnishments present for employers?
The Leave and Working Hours Arrangements Modernisation Act (Wet modernisering regelingen voor verlof en arbeidstijden) entered into force on 1 January 2015, resulting in changes to a number of statutory leave arrangements. The objective of these changes is to make it easier to combine work and care.Read more
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-BleesRead more
The introduction of a blacklist in the healthcare sector is a means of significantly improving pre-employment screening.
As you may know, the proportionality principle (afspiegelingsbeginsel) is used to determine who is up for dismissal. In the healthcare sector the application of that principle per branch which can have an unreasonable outcome. Read on …Read more
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.Read more
The Executives’ Pay (Standards) Act is extremely relevant to managing directors and supervisory directors working in the public or semi-public sector, such as healthcare, education, the arts (including museums), housing corporations and healthcare insurers. We have found that the Executives’ Pay (Standards) Act is giving rise to a great many questions. More information can be found in the summary and practical tips under “Current Affairs” on this website.Read more