Niche lawfirm to focus exclusively on employment law in a broad sense.
Palthe Oberman is the first niche law firm in the Netherlands to focus exclusively on employment law in a broad sense
Our clients include Dutch and international companies, non-profit organisations, partnerships, cooperative associations and similar cooperative ventures, government bodies, semi-public bodies, higher management and professionals (such as medical specialists, lawyers and accountants) and works councils.
Palthe Oberman also has an extensive international practice. We are affiliated to L&E Global, an international alliance of premium employment law boutique firms.
Does a contemporary empowerment policy release the employer from the legal obligation to offer the employee a process of improvement (PIP)?
Last summer, the Amsterdam District Court ruled on this issue: the empowerment policy that Red Bull pursues does not affect Red Bull's obligation as an employer to offer a process of improvement (PIP). Read in this blog what exactly this empowerment policy entails and how the subdistrict court reached its verdict.
Framework letter from the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, Labour Market 2023
On 5 July 2022, the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment published the Labour Market Framework Letter. This letter outlines, among other things, an approach to modernize the labour market and announces a legislative review in 2023. The goal is to encourage long-term employment relationships. Read briefly in this blog the measures proposed by the Minister (which are currently before the House of Representatives for approval).
Extrajudicial annulment of employment contract due to fraud successful: employee must repay all wages
On 11 August 2022, the follow-up to the Supreme Court decision of 7 February 2020 has been published. In this decision, the Supreme Court ruled that an extrajudicial annulment of the employment contract due to fraud is not in conflict with the Dutch dismissal system. In light of this decision, the Court of Appeal of Arnhem-Leeuwarden assessed whether the employer’s appeal on extrajudicial annulment of the employment contract due to fraud could succeed, and if so, what consequences this would have. Read more about this judgment in our blog.
A CLA declared universally applicable: what does this actually mean for the employer and employee?
The purpose of a declaration of universal applicability (in Dutch and hereinafter referred to as: ‘AVV’) is to support the employers' and employees' associations in creating labour peace by way of collective agreements and to prevent competition on employment conditions. Pursuant to the AVV Act, the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment (in Dutch and hereinafter referred to as: 'SZW') is authorised to declare a CLA universally applicable. In this blog you will read what an AVV exactly entails and what the consequences are for employers and employees.
Please note: extra requirements of the hazard identification and risk assessment
On the basis of Article 5 of the Working Conditions Act, every employer in the Netherlands is obliged to compile a hazard identification and risk assessment (in Dutch and hereinafter referred to as: ‘RI&E’), including a plan of action. Since 1 July 2022, the requirements for the RI&E and the assessment of the RI&E have changed. In this blog you will read about the main changes that have taken place.
L&E Global Employment Law Tracker August 2022
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 August 2022.
The legislative proposal Working Where You Want Act
On 5 July 2022, the (amended) legislative proposal Working Where You Want Act (in Dutch: Wet werken waar je wilt and hereafter referred to as: the “legislative proposal”) was adopted by the House of Representatives. The legislative proposal aims to give employees more freedom to choose between working at the office or from home. In this blog you will read what this legislative proposal entails and what it means for employers and employees if the legislative proposal is also adopted by the Senate.
L&E Global Employment Law Tracker July 2022
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 July 2022.