On Tuesday, 10 July 2014 the Dutch parliament passed the Work and Security Act (Wet Werk en Zekerheid), which introduced significant changes in Dutch labour law and dismissal law. The first set of changes entered into effect on 1 January 2015, with immediate consequences for the organisations. In that context, please be particularly aware with respect […]
The state pension age will be increased in steps of three months per year as from 2016. After 2018 the state pension age will be increased by four months per year. In 2021 (instead of 2023) the state pension age will be 67. From 2022 the state pension age will be linked to the life […]
The first case law appeared on the statutory notification period that applies as per 1 January 2015. Based on this notification period, the employer must inform the employee at least one month before a fixed term contract will expire, whether or not the contract will be extended, and, if so under which conditions. The Cantonal […]
On May 11, 2015 a number of decrees and orders has appeared, specifying the new Dutch labour law ‘WWZ’ in further detail. Based on the WWZ, as from 1 July 2015, an employee who is dismissed after two years of employment will be entitled to a statutory severance payment, the so-called transitional payment (‘transitievergoeding)’. The […]
For employers with operations in multiple jurisdictions, litigation over disputes related to employment matters is a very real concern, which applies to every sector of industry, in every region of the world. This comprehensive publication includes contributions from 18 L&E Global firms and will be a valuable resource for all HR professionals.
Christiaan Oberman, Partner, and Karol Hillebrandt, Senior Associate, at Palthe Oberman, L&E Global | The Netherlands, summarise the changes to the Dutch dismissal system and unemployment legislation. The forthcoming changes to Dutch dismissal law have been discussed in politics and the media. The government intends that these changes will strengthen the position of flexible workers […]
The European Commission recently presented a new initiative to better protect over 217 million workers in the EU from work-related accidents and diseases. The Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020 identifies key challenges and strategic objectives for health and safety at work, presents fundamental actions and identifies crucial instruments to address these […]
The Employment Law Chronicles published in the Journal of the Netherlands Bar Association and authored by Christiaan Oberman and Karol Hillebrandt from L&E Global partner, Palthe Oberman Advocaten, detail the most important developments in the field of employment law during the past year.
L&E Global’s Global Employment Law Highlights Spring 2014 report covers the latest trends in employment law throughout the world. L&E Global remains committed to offering our clients, HR professionals and academics the most comprehensive legal insight from around the world, now and in the future.
An International Guide to Employment Law Across 26 Jurisdictions offers analysis on a host of employment law matters, ranging from hiring foreign nationals and business transfers to wages, annual leave and working time.