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.
Dismissal of the statutory director
On 1 July 2021, the Act on Management and Supervision of Legal Entities (in Dutch: Wet bestuur en toezicht rechtspersonen) entered into force. The Act, which previously only applied to private and public limited companies (in Dutch: bv and nv), now also applies to all other legal entities. One of the consequences of this is that the so-called preventive dismissal test for directors of foundations has been lapsed.
The 'modern employment relationship' of Uber
The District Court of Amsterdam has ruled that Uber drivers are not self-employed workers, but employees. There is a "modern employment relationship" between the Uber drivers and Uber. In addition, the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement (hereafter: CLA) for Taxi Transport was declared applicable to the employment relationship.
L&E Global Employment Law Tracker August 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 August 2021.
Be vaccinated or unvaccinated; that's what the LeasePlan workplace is all about. Rightly so?
LeasePlan is in the news by calling on all its employees to come back to the office, under one explicit condition: being vaccinated against COVID-19. Unvaccinated employees have to work from home. Many foreign companies preceded LeasePlan. Until the beginning of this week, employers in the Netherlands are very cautious.
L&E Global Employment Law Tracker July 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 July 2021.
Holidays in times of corona
Now that the summer holidays have started again, many employees are going on vacation. As of 1 June 2021, all travelers from a high-risk area will be subject to a mandatory quarantine. What rules currently apply to the employer and the employee? Read about some of the key issues related to holidays and corona in this blog.
The sick employee: suspend or discontinue the salary?
In principle, the sick employee is entitled to continued payment of salary for two years. In a number of cases, the employer may suspend or even discontinue the payment of salary. In practice, it is not always easy to distinguish between these terms. Read in this blog the difference between suspension and discontinuation of salary.
NOW 4: Sixth application period for subsidies opened
The economy is slowly reopening, but not yet for everyone. In order to continue supporting employers as much as possible, the NOW is extended by three months until 30 September 2021. However, the government has decided to apply a maximum turnover loss of 80% (to be declared). Find below the most important features of the NOW 4.