Dutch employment law offers a high degree of protection to employees working in the Netherlands. Such protection comes to the fore in the event that an employer wishes to terminate an employee’s employment contract. An employer who intends to dismiss an employee is required, by law, to comply with several strict rules and regulations. During […]Continue reading "%s"
Upon termination of the employment contract, the employee may be entitled to a ‘transition payment’. The transition payment is intended to assist the employee in finding a new job after dismissal, for example through education.Continue reading "%s"
If the termination of the employment contract is based on the following grounds, the employer may request the court to terminate the employment contract:Continue reading "%s"
Every year between 5,000 and 7,000 highly skilled migrants come to the Netherlands. They make an important contribution to our economy. Since October 2004, a special Highly Skilled Migrant Scheme is applicable in the Netherlands. What are the regulations regarding highly skilled migrants?Continue reading "%s"
In the spring of 2018 the Dutch government announced that, in 2019, the maximum period of 8 years during which the Dutch 30% tax ruling may apply would be reduced to 5 years. Anger rose in the expat community – understandably. Today the Dutch Prime Minister came with a snippet of good news softening the […]Continue reading "%s"
When terminating an employment contract both the employee and employer need to respect a notice period. The notice period depends on the duration of the employment contract.Continue reading "%s"
Notice given with permission from the UWV If the termination of the employment contract is (i) based on economic grounds or (ii) occurs after a period of illness of more than two years, the employer will first have to obtain permission from the Employment Insurance Agency (UWV) to terminate the employment contract. Notice given without […]Continue reading "%s"
There are different ways in which an employment contract may legally be terminated. One of these methods is termination based on reasonable grounds.Continue reading "%s"
Both parties may terminate the employment contract with immediate effect for ‘urgent reasons’. The reason, or reasons, for the dismissal must be specified immediately.Continue reading "%s"