Various international organisations are based in the Netherlands. These organisations enjoy a degree of immunity in order that they may remain independent and function without impediments. This immunity is enshrined in the so-called headquarters agreement concluded between the relevant organisation and the Netherlands. It […]
Starting January 2015 a new Dutch labour law will be the source of many changes. It will have a large effect on employment contracts. There may be some repair legislation and formal changes pending 2014, but for now, the following can be considered rather definite.
Most employment agreements contain a Noncompete or Business relationsclause. Employees would of course prefer to not agree upon such a clause but they want the job, don’t want to annoy their new employer and so they sign. Consequenses A big misunderstanding is the following: […]
These days a bonus is almost a standard component of an employee’s terms of employment. It is now viewed in the same light as a pension, compensation for healthcare costs, a mobile phone, a laptop and a car. Holiday pay is, of course, enshrined […]
The salary criteria for Highly Skilled Migrants and holders of the EU Blue Card will be adapted as of 1 January 2014. As of this date the salary requirement must be met every month in stead of over a full year and must be […]