Note: COVID-19 does not set aside privacy rules


  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

Read more

Flowchart compensation transition allowance


  When an employer terminates an employment agreement on or after 1 July 2015 due to long-term illness and the employee receives a transition allowance, there is a chance the UWV will reimburse the transition allowance. Since 1 July 2015, in case of a dismissal due to long-term illness, employers must pay the statutory severance

Read more

Tips & tricks coronavirus at work


  Risk assessment. Employers have a duty of care towards their employees and are required to take steps to comply with their obligations regarding workplace health and safety. Employers must carry out a risk assessment and consider what measures they should take to control the coronavirus related risks specific to their company. We advise to

Read more

New dismissal law – Balanced employment market Act (WAB)


  Times are challenging in the Dutch employment market. Currently, the Dutch government is following up on its promise to tackle certain problems both employers and employees are faced with. The government wants to stimulate employers to give their employees indefinite term contracts by minimizing the differences between so-called ‘fixed’ and ‘flexible’ employment. The solution

Read more

« Previous PageNext Page »