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Working as a foreign physiotherapist in the Netherlands
Viewed 9346 times since Wed, Oct 14, 2015
Hi, I am a South African Physiotherapist (Afrikaans) that would like to work in Netherland for a year or two. Would you please advise me on which procedures I need to follow to apply for jobs as well as become eligible to work in the Netherlands?... Read More
Can a knowledge migrant or foreign student start a business and become self employed in the Netherlands?
Viewed 2819 times since Wed, Apr 5, 2017
Question:I am working in the Netherlands under the Knowledge Migrant Scheme. I would also like to set up my own business besides my paid job, Is this possible? Can I become a freelancer?Answer:As of 1 April 2017, highly skilled migrants, EU Blue Card... Read More
Contract in Holland - Can Expatax be my contracting agency?
Viewed 2036 times since Thu, Apr 4, 2013
Question:   Hi. Do you handle foreign contractors going to Holland? I have just been offered a contract in Holland on €350 per day and I am looking at what my take home will be. Is this the sort of thing you handle and how can I get more... Read More
What is the minimum wage in the Netherlands in 2016?
Viewed 23899 times since Mon, Nov 23, 2015
Question:   What is the minimum wage in the Netherlands in 2016?   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. In case of a part time contract the... Read More
Brochure: Redundancy in the Netherlands. What are your rights?
Viewed 11491 times since Sat, Dec 17, 2011
Redundancy in the NetherlandsIn this brochure we will discuss the legal obligations your employer has to follow if he wants to end your contract. If a redundancy payment is applicable we give you guidelines to calculate the amount. You may be able to... Read More
Working in the Netherlands temporary with an A1 statement which excludes Dutch social security contributions.
Viewed 27860 times since Wed, Jan 9, 2013
Temporary employment in the Netherlands If you are an employer based outside the Netherlands and intend to have an employee working for you temporarily in the Netherlands your employee will normally remain covered by your own country’s... Read More
How long is the probation period in a Dutch employment contract?
Viewed 14589 times since Wed, Feb 22, 2012
  Question:   If have been offered a contract. A probation period will be applicable. How long can this probation period be?   Answer:   The (maximum) probation (or trial) period is regulated by Dutch employment law. The maximum probation... Read More
What is the minimum wage in the Netherlands in 2012?
Viewed 18446 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
Dutch companies are not planning to compensate tax measures company car
Viewed 11340 times since Thu, Jun 14, 2012
75% of the companies in the Netherlands are not going to compensate employees if the commuter tax would be introduced. This is evident from the Dutch report of the European Corporate Vehicle Observatory (CVO) barometer and an additional investigatio... Read More
What are the requirements if we want to send employees to the Netherlands?
Viewed 8315 times since Thu, Jan 26, 2012
Posting employees to the Netherlands Step by step guide from the Ministry of Finance What needs to be done when employees are sent to the Netherlands? 1. Check whether your employees meet the conditions for residence in the Netherlands Your employee... Read More
Should my employer provide me with a reference when I leave the company?
Viewed 7035 times since Fri, Dec 23, 2011
Your employer must indeed provide you with a reference when you ask for it.   Your employer should mention the following in the reference: startdate and enddate of your contract; how many hours you worked per day or per wee... Read More
What kind of questions can be asked during a job interview?
Viewed 7767 times since Thu, Dec 8, 2011
Questions which may be asked during a job interview Why have you chosen for the study you followed? Why have you chosen for this specific internship? Why did you pick this subject for your thesis? Did you per... Read More