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Application NOW subsidy

6-4-2020

  As per 6 April 2020, companies suffering at least 20% decrease in turnover, can apply for the NOW subsidy. Applications can be made through this online form on the website of the UWV (the Dutch social security agency). Unfortunately, the form is only available in Dutch. We can assist though, in translating and/or filing

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Q&A regulations NOW subsidy

1-4-2020

  During the Coronavirus outbreak, the Dutch government offers a temporary subsidy for wage costs to companies expecting a loss in turnover of at least 20%. Applications for this subsidy can be made via an online form (Dutch only) on the Dutch labor office’s website (UWV) from 6 April 2020 onwards. Below are our answers

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Coronacrisis: Reduce working hours? (REPLACED BY ‘NOW’)

13-3-2020

  (PLEASE NOTE: the option to apply for a permit to reduce working hours has been replaced by a temporary emergency measure to compensate salary costs. Check our LinkedIn post and the Update below.   In exceptional circumstances, on the website of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW), employers may request for permission

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Note: COVID-19 does not set aside privacy rules

13-3-2020

  According to the GDPR, employers are rarely allowed to process their employees’ personal data. How do the privacy regulations relate to combatting the coronavirus in the work environment? The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens) states (entry only available in Dutch) that the coronavirus does not justify an exception to the privacy regulations. An

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