Childcare and Parenting – Statutory leave in the Netherlands

Statutory leave in the Netherlands

Dutch law provides various leave arrangements, regulated by the Work and Care Act (Wet Arbeid en Zorg, WAZO“). This Act defines the following statutory leave:

statutory leave

For a concise overview of the various leave arrangements, please download our brochure.


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