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Legal issues Articles
Which criterias do non EU-nationals have to fullfil in order to get a work permit or to open their own business?
Viewed 6535 times since Mon, Nov 28, 2011
You can find more information on the website of the Dutch Immigration Service, the IND. They have a "residence wizard" on their website. By answering a couple of short questions the website will show you what the requirements are if you want to come... Read More
Can I set up a business while being employed?
Viewed 3291 times since Thu, Apr 17, 2014
Question: I saw your answer to a question about doing freelance work part-time while maintaining a job*. I was wondering if it Read More
What is the minimum wage in the Netherlands in 2013?
Viewed 27556 times since Wed, Jan 9, 2013
Question:   What is the minimum wage in the Netherlands 2013?   Answer:   The minimum wage depends on the age of the employee.   Age Per month Per week Per day 23-6... Read More
Does an employer legally have to offer a written employment contract to the employee?
Viewed 2871 times since Sat, Feb 16, 2013
An employer is not legally required to sign an employment contact with the employee, but a statement of terms should be provided. However, it is advisable to have a signed employment contract, before the employment commences.  The tax aut... Read More
What is the minimum wage in the Netherlands in 2012?
Viewed 18447 times since Thu, Dec 22, 2011
Minimum wage 2012 Click here for the 2013 amounts.   The minimum wage is the wage you should earn at least when you work.   Age   Wage per month   Wage per week ... Read More
What is the minimum wage per hour in the Netherlands in 2013?
Viewed 31379 times since Wed, Jan 9, 2013
Question:   What is the minimum wage per hour in 2013?   Answer:   To calculate the minumum wage per hour you will need to divide the minimum wage per week by the number of hours that is considered to be fulltime i... Read More
What are my obligations with regards to child maintenance after divorce?
Viewed 6160 times since Thu, Dec 8, 2011
Do I owe child maintenance?   After the divorce the child will be living with one of the parents. The other parent, who doesn't have custody of the child, is legally obliged to pay a contribution towards the upbringing and ed... Read More
I am an EU national. Do I need a permit to live in the Netherlands?
Viewed 4158 times since Tue, Nov 29, 2011
From 1 May 2006 onwards, citizens of EU or EEA member states or Switzerland who wish to stay in the Netherlands for more than three months have to register with the Immigration and Naturalization Department (IND), which can be done through the local... Read More
How should I register the birth of my child?
Viewed 2576 times since Tue, Nov 29, 2011
If you have a child born in the Netherlands the only legal requirement is that you must register the birth of your child within 72 hours of the birth at the municipality. We advise you to request a birth certificate, preferably an ... Read More