Additional paternity leave effective 1 July 2020


From 1 July 2020, additional paternity leave has been made available. The additional parternity leave had been announced together with the announcement of the Extra birth leave act (‘Wet invoering extra geboorteverlof) on 1 January 2019. The objectives of this act are: stimulation of the partners (husband/wife or unmarried partner) of the baby’s mother to

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Application NOW subsidy


  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


  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’)


  (PLEASE NOTE: the option to apply for a permit to reduce working hours has been replaced by a temporary emergency measure to compensate salary costs.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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