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.
The probationary period
When entering into an employment contract of more than six months, a probationary period may be agreed upon. The employee has little or no protection against dismissal during the probationary period. For this reason, legal limits have been set for the probationary period clause. We will discuss these limits below.
Legislative proposal: 'Work where you want'
The employee's right to adjust the place of work is more limited than the right to adjust working hours or working time. The legislative proposal 'Work where you want' aims to change this.
Mandatory vaccination for the employee?
On January 6, 2021, the vaccination campaign for COVID-19 started in The Netherlands. By now, a small proportion of the Dutch population has been vaccinated. However, there is also a small part of the population with doubts about the vaccine. In case they choose not to be vaccinated, questions can be raised. May the employer oblige the employee to be vaccinated? And may the employer keep track of who has been vaccinated?
L&E Global Employment Law Tracker January 2021
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 January 2021.
Changes in employment law with effect from 1 January 2021 and outlook
From 1 January 2021 onwards, things have again changed in the area of employment law.
L&E Global Employment Law Tracker December 2020
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 December 2020.
Webinar: Navigating European Labor, Tax and Immigration Laws: (Remote) Working in Times of a Global Pandemic
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the way we work. Employees are forced to work from home and might have even decided to move now that they can work from anywhere. This affects employment law: for both employers and employees many questions arise.
Webinar on December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CET
L&E Global Employment Law Tracker November 2020
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 2020.