Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Netherlands as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Netherlands: State pension age to remain 67 through 2027

The State retirement age will not be raised further in 2027 …

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Netherlands: Statutory minimum wage as of January 2022

The statutory gross minimum wage will rise on 1st January 2022 …

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Netherlands: Dutch tax office falls foul of GDPR rules

The Dutch tax office has been found to have breached privacy rules (and latterly the GDPR) for holding data for seven years in respect to a quarter of a million citizens …

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Netherlands: Court disallows terminating sick employee’s employment after UWV procedure

There is a huge problem when an employee reports sick at the time they face dismissal …

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Netherlands: Paid parental leave changes from 2022

From 2nd August 2022, employers will be able to submit applications to the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV) for benefits in respect to employees who take partially paid parental leave …

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Netherlands: Central bank calls for cut in sick pay duration to boost permanent job contracts

The Dutch Central Bank is recommending that the current maximum term for statutory sick pay should be reduced from two years to one year …

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Netherlands: Uber drivers are employees, not contractors, says Dutch court

Yet another national court has ruled that Uber drivers are employees and not independent contractors …

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Netherlands: Court orders to give Hungarian lorry drivers back pay

Transport companies which hire HGV drivers in another EU state to drive significantly in the Netherlands must comply with Dutch collective and statutory employment terms …

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Netherlands: New income requirements as of 1 July 2021

Until 31st December 2021, the minimum gross income required to bring a spouse or partner to the Netherlands is €1,701 …

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Netherlands: Support for working from home grows, just 10% back full time at the office: FNV

There would appear to be little enthusiasm by many employees to return to office-based activities after the epidemic …

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Netherlands: Coronavirus measures from 26 June 2021

Following a relaxation of pandemic-related restrictions on 26th June 2021, the Dutch government is currently indicating that by mid-August, virtually all remaining constraints will be removed …

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Netherlands: British nationals may apply for a Brexit pass until 1 October 2021

British nationals living in the Netherlands have until 1st October 2021 to apply for a residence document/Brexit pass to be able to stay legally in the country …

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Netherlands: Unions angry at tiny union that determines the fate of 200,000 temporary workers

Previously, we reported that the national labour agreement for temporary workers had been renewed temporarily to allow for longer-term negotiations on the agreement to go ahead …

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Netherlands: Half of workers in new collective labor agreements at zero line

The employers’ organisation AWVN has recently undertaken a review of labour agreements …

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Netherlands: Collective labor agreement for temporary employees extended unchanged until October 1, 2021

Press reports that the collective labour agreement (CLA) covering temporary agency workers has ceased were premature …

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