Have you signed an employment contract including a non-competition clause? We are often asked if such clause is valid and applicable. Dutch law provides a set of legal requirements to the validity of the non-competition clause and an escape route to prevent possible unfair consequences.Continue reading "%s"
Several prominent companies in the United States, including Google, Facebook and Netflix, announced that any employees coming into their offices must be fully vaccinated. In the Netherlands employers are also struggling with the question if they can oblige their employees to be vaccinated. What about the rights and obligations of employers and employees?Continue reading "%s"
Are you an expat residing in the Netherlands based on a “highly skilled migrant” status? Make sure your sick pay does not fall below the minimum salary required to keep your residence status.Continue reading "%s"
Is your employer suggesting ending your employment by signing a settlement agreement during sickness? Be careful. Termination of your employment under these circumstances may jeopardise your right to social security benefits.Continue reading "%s"
Thanks to the relaxation of the measures to control the coronavirus outbreak, more and more employees are able to return to the office. Nevertheless, the government’s advice remains to work from home as much as possible. Can an employer force employees to return to the office?Continue reading "%s"
More than a quarter of the employees sometimes suffer from burnout complaints. In most cases, a burnout is (partly) caused by a high workload. But also private factors can play a role. To what extent can an employee claim compensation of damages as a result of the burnout from the employer?Continue reading "%s"
Most employees in the Netherlands expect to receive their holiday allowance in the month of May or June. However, this year, due to the financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus outbreak, some employees fear that their employer may be, at best, reluctant to pay out the holiday allowance on time and, at worst, unable to […]Continue reading "%s"
Many businesses are suffering financially as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Despite the Dutch government’s support measures, companies could be facing bankruptcy. To reduce costs, some companies wish to lower salaries. But are such pay cuts a viable option?Continue reading "%s"
Sometimes it may be necessary for an employer to adjust the employment conditions of its employees. For example in the event the company is experiencing financial difficulties. Also, after taking over employees of another company, the acquiring company may need to align employment conditions of the new employees with company standards. Such adjustments could include […]Continue reading "%s"