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The Executives’ Pay (Standards) Act – a recap

01/09 2014

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.

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Change of position / demotion

22/02 2012
Category Case law

Arlette Putker acted for an orchestra. Job change / demotion.
The claim instituted by the employee to be reinstated in his leading position in the orchestra is dismissed. The employer is entitled to demote the employee under the circumstances of the case (case of inadequate performance).

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Protection of privacy is not always an alibi for employee’s misconduct.

23/10 2010
Category Publications

Investigation by an employer because of suspected misconduct on the part of the employee invariably leads to discussions on breach of privacy. If an employer suspects an employee of misconduct, the employer is entitled to perform an investigation and sometimes the proof is only ‘made tangible’ by engaging an investigation agency. Relying on the protection of privacy provides no alibi if there is manifest misconduct.​

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Investigation into possible misconduct of employee: scope and limits

01/10 2010
Category Publications

Employers are entitled to engage a detective or an external investigation agency on suspected misconduct of employees. This article highlights the legal scope of such investigation and provides a checklist for employers.

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Termination of employment agreement lawyer on account of romantic relationship with rival.

27/09 2010
Category Case law

Arlette Putker acted for an internationally operating legal and notarial firm. Termination of the employment agreement was allowed because of the romantic relationship with the founder and senior partner of a rival legal office.

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Termination employment contract after two years sickness.

28/05 2009
Category Case law

​Arlette Putker acted for an orchestra. Application made to terminate employment contract after two years of sickness. Comparable review as in the 681 proceedings. No compensation despite 27 years of service.

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