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Employment law Articles
If I want to quit my job myself, can I claim a redundancy package?
Viewed 29661 times since Thu, Jan 17, 2013
Question:   There has been a structural change within my company. The new manager is totally incompetent and a bully. I want to leave. I would however like to negotiate a redundancy package. What are my options?   Answer:   I... Read More
What is the minimum wage in the Netherlands in 2015?
Viewed 14316 times since Thu, Oct 30, 2014
Question:   What is the minimum wage in the Netherlands in 2015?   Answer:   The minimum wage depends on the age of the employee.   The amounts in the table are gross amounts and based on a full work week (40 hours per week, 8 hours per day). In... Read More
30% ruling on my holiday allowance after I leave the company / holland
Viewed 13713 times since Thu, Feb 28, 2013
Question:I have lived and worked in Holland and received the 30% ruling for the last 5.5 years. This year I will complete my last days work, leave my current Dutch employer / Holland and return to the UK. I would like to know if a decision (new 30%... Read More
Legally regulated terms of employment and social security for part-time workers in the Netherlands
Viewed 9835 times since Wed, Feb 19, 2014
Legally regulated terms of employment and social security for part-time work in the Netherlands This article contains a short overview of the legally regulated terms of employment and social security for part-time work in the Netherlands. From thi... Read More
What is the minimum wage in the Netherlands in 2014?
Viewed 8139 times since Wed, Feb 19, 2014
Question:   What is the minimum wage in the Netherlands in 2014?   Answer:   The minimum wage depends on the age of the employee. The amounts in the table are gross amounts and based on a full work week (40 hours per week, 8 hours p... Read More
What is a CAO?
Viewed 5680 times since Sat, Feb 16, 2013
  Collectieve Arbeids Overeenkomst" or in English "Collective Labour Agreement". If you run a company in the Netherlands, you may have to deal with collective labour agreements, which specify collective agreements concluded between employers,... Read More
What should I do if my employer wants me to sign a termination agreement?
Viewed 3702 times since Thu, Dec 8, 2011
If your employer offers you a proposal to end the employment contract, it is important that you don't just sign or promise anything. Because if you do, this can have serious consequences.   If the employment contract is ended with mutual c... Read More
30% ruling and moving allowance
Viewed 3617 times since Thu, Apr 4, 2013
Question:I‘m working in NL from 5 years and I have 30% granted. Now the company where I‘m working wants to apply new rules for people with 30% granted: if you move closer to the office by your own initiative or by company request you are... Read More
What are the rules with respect to vacation days?
Viewed 2567 times since Sun, Feb 17, 2013
Vacation days ... Read More
Do we have to offer a minimum salary to our part time director?
Viewed 1553 times since Fri, Aug 8, 2014
Question:   Is there a mandatory hiring and salary for a CEO in a new B.V.? I have heard about minimum € 40 k / year but see nothing mentioned. We will only be hiring a part-time CEO for the first year. If applicable, will salary drop... Read More