The Employment Law Chronicle, written by Karol Hillebrandt, Christiaan Oberman and Nadia Adnani, was recently published in the Advocatenblad. The Chronicle provides an overview of developments in Dutch employment law between 1 January 2019 and 1 March 2020.
Over the past year, the case law of the Dutch Supreme Court has shown a diversity of employment-law issues. This Chronicle devotes attention, among other things, to the dormant employment contracts, the extrajudicial annulment of employment contracts due to fraud, the transition payment in the event of forced reduction in working hours (with unemployment benefit), unilateral changes to employment conditions and a number of procedural aspects. In addition, rulings of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the transfer of undertakings, holidays in excess of the statutory entitlement and working hours legislation will be discussed. The authors conclude with a number of relevant legislative and regulatory changes.