Karol Hillebrandt has been a lawyer since 2005 and is a partner of Palthe Oberman. He specialises in employment law and public service law.
In his daily practice, Karol advises and conducts legal proceedings on all aspects of employment law and public service law. He advises a wide range of organisations, both private and public, on their day-to-day HR-related issues. Karol also assists organisations in change processes, such as mergers, takeovers and reorganisations, and in employee participation processes, collective bargaining issues, and conflicts at management and administrative level.
Karol has special expertise in the field of international industrial relations and labour migration. He advises foreign companies with staff in the Netherlands as well as Dutch companies with staff abroad and expats (incoming and outgoing). Karol often works together with foreign lawyers in these matters and is also frequently consulted by them.
Karol graduated from the University of Amsterdam, specialising in employment law. He regularly publishes on employment law issues and delivers courses and lectures on these topics. He is an editor of the Advocatenblad, for which he also takes care of the annual Employment Law Chronicle.
- employment law
- public service law
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L&E Global Employment Law Tracker September 2019
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 September 2019.
Changes in employment law with effect from 1 January 2020: transition payment
From 1 January 2020 employees will have the right to a transition payment from the first day of employment. At this time the right only arises after employment of at least 2 years.
Changes in employment law with effect from 1 January 2020: unemployment insurance contribution differentiation
The government envisages with the Balanced Labour Market Act to encourage the entering into of permanent employment contracts. By means of levying a lower unemployment insurance contribution for permanent contracts and a higher unemployment insurance contribution for all other employment contracts, the legislature expects that it will become more attractive for employers to offer permanent contracts.
Changes in employment law with effect from 1 January 2020: cumulation ground
A new ground for dismissal, called the cumulation ground, is introduced as part of the Balanced Labour Market Act (in Dutch: WAB). If the employment contract is terminated on the basis of the cumulation ground, a higher transition payment might be owed.
Changes in employment law with effect from 1 January 2020: payrolling
With payrolling we encounter three different parties: 1) the party where the payroll employee is formally employed (the payroll employer), 2) the party where the payroll employee actually works (the contractor/employer) and 3) the payroll employee.