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Employment law

Employment law and terms of employment: they are everyday subjects and theoretically every company needs to deal with them, not just nationally but internationally as well. In view of the European and international market that we are active on, it is wise to look beyond Dutch nationality employees working on the basis of a ‘Dutch’ employment contract.

Moreover, employment law is always in a state of flux and has changed drastically in recent years, and not just the Dutch Work and Security Act.

In addition to ‘traditional’ employment law, our firm specialises in the supply and hiring of national and international workers, and, as a result thereof, the law of collective bargaining agreements (for employment agency workers) and the applicable EC legislation (Rome I, Posting of Workers Directive, Enforcement Directive, etc.).

Special labour legislation such as the Dutch Minimum Wage and Minimum Holiday Allowance Act, the Dutch Working Hours Act and the Dutch Placement of Personnel by Intermediaries Act also enjoy our special attention.

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Labour migration

Briefly stated, this practice group deals with the question as to how a foreign national, whether or not with their family, may legally reside and work in the Netherlands, either for a short or a long term. This usually involves knowledge workers migration, but our expertise also extends to work permits, Blue Cards, combined work and residence permits (GVVA) and other types of special permits. We pay particular attention to the provision of services within the EU.

Unfortunately, the government sometimes feels that something is a bit suspicious, which is why an important part of our work consists of dealing with cases about administrative fines imposed on companies on account of the alleged violation of labour legislation. This most frequently occurs with respect to the Dutch Foreigners Employment Act. Lately, we also increasingly assist companies and foreign nationals whose recognition as a sponsor or residence permit respectively is threatened to be withdrawn by the IND.