All Palthe Oberman lawyers are specialists in employment law with extensive experience in giving advice and solving conflicts in this area. We handle cases concerning dismissal, collective redundancy, incapacity for work, employment contracts, employment conditions and amendments to them, non-compete and business relations clauses, transfer of undertaking, holidays and leave, unsatisfactory performance procedures, training, pre-employment screening and the Work and Security Act.
Public service law
We advise diverse administrative bodies on public service law. Our in-house experts specialise in the following areas: appointment and dismissal, unsatisfactory performance procedures, disciplinary measures and the Government Information (Public Access) Act. We also assist individual civil servants engaged in a conflict with their employer.
Directors, Supervisory Boards and Boards of Directors
We regularly act as an advisor or sparring partner for managing and statutory directors. We also advise Supervisory Boards and Boards of Directors. Frequently recurring topics include appointments and dismissal, remuneration policy, management agreements, board regulations, contractual severance schemes, Senior Officials in the Public and Semi-Public Sector (Standards for Remuneration) Act and officers’ liability.
Collective employment law/ Employee’s participation right
Our lawyers have comprehensive knowledge and experience in the area of collective employment law and employee’s participation rights. We advise both employers and works councils on the application of the Works Councils Act (WOR), including the right to be consulted and the right of consent of the works council. We assist employers when consulting trade unions on entering into and applying collective agreements and redundancy packages. Our firm also has special expertise in the area of the right to strike.
We advise partnerships and individual partners on the legal aspects of their collaboration. Frequently recurring topics include dissolution of the partnership agreement, termination and squeeze-out, conflicts regarding valuation of the goodwill and incapacity for work. Furthermore we have comprehensive experience with conducting arbitration proceedings.
The medical sector
Our firm has another distinctive speciality: employment relationships in the medical sector. We advise hospitals, partnerships, cooperative associations, individual partners and Medical Staff Associations.
More information?All lawyers of our firm specializing in labor law. We have extensive experience in providing employment law advice and resolving employment disputes.
Transition payment may also be owed after instant dismissal
Can an employer still owe a transition payment after a justified instant dismissal? The law states that a transition payment is not owed if the employee acted seriously culpable. Instant dismissal requires an urgent cause, but it is imaginable that the employee cannot be blamed for that cause in every case.
L&E Global Employment Law Tracker November 2018
Palthe Oberman is pleased to present you with the most recent Employment Law Tracker consisting of employment law updates of all firms connected to the L&E Global Network for November 2018.
Labour Market in Balance Act: the 10 main proposed amendments
The current Minister for Social Affairs and Employment introduced the Labour Market in Balance Act. The government has the intention for this Act to enter into effect on 1 January 2020. We have listed the 10 most important proposals of the Labour Market in Balance Act for you.
L&E Global Employment Law Tracker October 2018
Palthe Oberman is pleased to present you with the most recent Employment Law Tracker consisting of employment law updates of all firms connected to the L&E Global Network for October 2018.
Transfer of undertaking
In a recent case, the subdistrict court decided that the liquidation proceedings were initiated with a view to the relaunch of the insolvent undertaking and were not (solely) aimed at liquidation of the assets. In this way, the protection rules for employees in the event of transfers of undertakings continue to be effective.
The employer's obligation to provide information under the GDPR
Pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), each employer has the obligation to proactively inform employees about the processing of their personal data. The employer can comply with this obligation by providing information in a privacy statement. Would you like to receive a model privacy statement free of charge and without obligation? Please contact us.
Attachment for the purpose of preserving evidence an effective instrument in labour law
The attachment for the purpose of preserving evidence (hereinafter: “attachment of evidence”) is one of the instruments a lawyer can use to collect evidence and to establish the truth. Digitalisation and cloud computing have only increased the importance of attachment of evidence. The attachment of evidence can be employed in general practice as well as in litigation practice. This article focuses on labour law practice.
Pro-rated transition payment in the event of partial redundancy
As lawyers we have always learned that an employment agreement is an indivisible whole. In actual practice, however, partial termination of the employment agreement does occur. It has long been debated whether a transition payment (partial or otherwise) is due in the event of partial termination.
Karol Hillebrandt and Christiaan Oberman give masterclass on employment law
On 25 September 2018, our partners Christiaan Oberman and Karol Hillebrandt provided a masterclass on employment law at the congress to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the Journal of the Dutch Bar Association.