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Chair dancing or tug-of-war? Restructuring step 2: selection

Categories: Restructuring
03/11/2020

In our blog from last month, we discussed the step 1 of the restructuringroadmap (the reasoning). Below you will find our infographic, in which the steps to be taken and the timeline are shown schematically. This blog focuses on step 2: the selection. If an Read more

Authors: Stéphanie Spoelder, Yvette Dissel

Restructuring: look before you leap

Categories: Restructuring
01/10/2020

Restructuring step 1: Choose the right reason Following The Boontje restructering roadmap we announced a series of blog posts earlier this month. Below you will find our infographic, in which the steps to be taken and the timeline are shown schematically. This blog focuses on Read more

Authors: Stéphanie Spoelder, Yvette Dissel

NOW (3.0) restructuring?

Categories: NOW
14/09/2020

NOW 3.0 allows the employer to restructure its business and at the same time retain the entitlement to salary compensation. In our last blog we informed you about NOW 3.0, the new Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for the Preservation of Work (NOW) and successor of Read more

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What’s new? NOW 3.0 continues to provide (more limited) compensation for wage costs, but allows for reorganisation.

Categories: NOW
04/09/2020

NOW 2.0 will end on 1 October, but for many employers financial support is essential and it is crucial to be able to adapt to the new economic situation.The Dutch Government will extend the Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for the Preservation of Work (NOW) with Read more

Authors: Björn Schouten, Yvette Dissel

New package of financial aid measures

Categories: NOW
20/05/2020

Earlier today, the Dutch government announced the main features of the new package of the financial aid measures regarding to the consequences of the outbreak of Covid-19. The details of these schemes will be announced at a later date. In this memorandum we highlight the Read more

Author: Yillis Smit

Employers beware: take action so that the statutory holidays will lapse!

Categories: Statutory holidays
01/05/2020

In a previous blog, we pointed out that in principle an employer cannot oblige an employee to take days as holiday. The strict (and compulsorily applicable) holiday legislation prevents this. However, this does not mean that an employer is completely powerless. If the employer acts Read more

Author: Yillis Smit

Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for the Preservation of Work (‘’NOW’’) published

Categories: NOW
31/03/2020

During a press conference at 10:00 am today, Minister Koolmees announced details of the Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for the Preservation of Work (‘NOW’). The scheme was published simultaneously. In this memo we discuss the main features of the NOW scheme. Loss of turnover Under Read more

Author: Joris de With

Temporary Emergency Measure for the Preservation of Work (‘’NOW’’) and Unemployment Insurance Act premium differentiation

Categories: NOW
18/03/2020

Yesterday evening, March 17, the Dutch government announced a package of exceptional economic measures  in view of the coronavirus. These measures include: the immediate repeal of the short-time working scheme; the simultaneous introduction of the new ‘Tijdelijke noodmaatregel overbrugging voor werkbehoud’ (in English: Temporary Emergency Read more

Authors: Björn Schouten, Yillis Smit

More protection for flexible employees

Categories: Employment contract, Flex
06/05/2019

Protecting employees in the so called “platform economy” has been of current interest. Previously, the Dutch courts had to decide whether or not the contract between Deliveroo and her riders need to be qualified as employment contracts or assignment contracts. The call for better employment Read more

Author: Jolanda de Groot

Is it unlawful for a former employer to give a bad reference?

Categories: Employment contract, Privacy
22/11/2018

The Court of Appeal in the Netherlands recently ruled on the question whether a bad reference that an employer gave about a former employee (a teacher) was unlawful. The teacher argued that he had missed out on a new job as a result. The Court Read more

Authors: Danny Vesters, Lilach Zalait
 
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