Niche lawfirm to focus exclusively on employment law in a broad sense and on civil-servants law.
Palthe Oberman is the first niche law firm in the Netherlands to focus exclusively on employment law in a broad sense and on civil-servants law
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.
Financial support for testing employees without symptoms
The Dutch government has introduced temporary financial support for employers that want to have employees without symptoms preventively tested if working from home is not possible. In this blog we briefly discuss the possibilities of (rapid) testing of employees on location and give an overview of the temporary financial support from the government.
L&E Global Employment Law Tracker March 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 March 2021.
Non-competition clause in a fixed-term employment contract?
Since the Work and Security Act entered into force, the main rule is that a non-competition clause in a fixed-term employment contract is, in principle, not permitted. An exception to the main rule is possible if the employer can motivate that the non-competition clause is necessary due to 'important business or service interests'. In this blog we discuss the validity of a non-competition clause in a fixed-term employment contract.
The Act on Working after the State Pension Age
The Act on Working after the State Pension Age entered into force on 1 January 2016. The purpose of this Act is to remove impediments for employers to employ persons who have reached the state pension age. In practice, we often notice that employers are not well informed about the Act on Working after the State Pension Age. Therefore, we will discuss the main rights and obligations following from this Act in this blog.
Workers at home due to bad weather conditions: entitled to wages?
Recently, the snow brought not only lots of ice skating fun, but also persistent slipperiness across the country. As a result of the snow or stormy weather, it can be difficult to travel to work by car or public transportation. Could the bad weather conditions be a reason for employees to stay home? What does a KNMI ´code red´ mean for employers?
General criteria: working on location or from home?
The government, in cooperation with social partners, has published a guide with general criteria for working from home. These general criteria provide guidance for employers and employees when considering whether someone should work from home or on location.
L&E Global Employment Law Overview 2021-2022 - Netherlands
L&E Global and Palthe Oberman proudly present the L&E Global Employment Law Overview 2021-2022 - Netherlands. In this guide you will find the most important developments in Dutch employment law.
L&E Global Employment Law Tracker February 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 February 2021.
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.