Employment Law at Noordam Advocaten

Our employment lawyers have extensive experience in advising clients on all aspects of employment law. We assist clients with negotiations and legal proceedings. Our practice focuses on assisting expats, but we also assist international and Dutch companies and Dutch employees. Are you dealing with an employment issue? Please do not hesitate to contact us. Our lawyers would be happy to help. We would like to get to know you and understand what is important to you in order to achieve the best possible results.

Employment law

We have a comprehensive employment law practice assisting clients in dismissal and redundancy situations, the review of employment contracts, employee sickness issues and salary claims. Our lawyers often negotiate settlements or support negotiating parties.

Dutch Dismissal and Redundancy Law

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. Please refer to our concise overview of a number of important statutory regulations concerning dismissal and redundancy.

The review of employment contracts

Have you been offered a new role and have you received an employment contract? If you are unfamiliar with Dutch law you may feel uncertain about some of the terms and conditions. We are happy to provide legal advice. We can advise you on the validity of the terms in the employment contract, such as clauses including a probation period or a non-competition clause and the applicability of a collective labour agreement. We can also assist negotiating the terms of your employment contract. 

Drafting employment contracts

Our lawyers also assist international and Dutch companies in drafting employment contracts.

Employee sickness issues

If you fall sick, it is already bad enough. Getting bogged down in the complicated Dutch rules, regulations and bureaucracy concerning employee sickness will not aid towards a speedy recovery. We can help guide you through the rules and ensure that your employer treats you as is required by law when you are ill.

Salary claims

Dutch employers usually pay salary in the last week of the month. What if you have not been paid promptly? Occasionally the employer may have valid reasons not to pay. However, if there is no valid reason for failing to pay salary, the company will incur statutory penalties for late payment of salary and will be required to pay interest as well. The penalties may go up to 50% percent of the unpaid salary.

Why Noordam Advocaten?

With over 25 years of experience in assisting international employees on all aspects of Dutch employment law, we understand what is important for expats and their families coming to the Netherlands. Our lawyers are fluent in English and we are here to guide your employment issues to an appropriate resolution. We provide a personal and professional service at competitive rates and respond to all enquiries in a fast and efficient manner. Curious what other clients say about us? Please have a look at our customer reviews.


Do you need legal advice or assistance? We would be pleased to assist you. Please use our contact form, or contact us by telephone (020-6898123) or email (info@noordamadvocatuur.nl). We would be happy to discuss your situation and how we can be of any assistance to you.