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Interim termination clause in settlement agreement: unemployment benefit?
The Unemployment Insurance Act (in Dutch: Werkloosheidswet) stipulates that if a fixed-term employment contract is terminated by mutual consent, without an interim termination clause, the employee is not entitled to unemployment benefit. However, the District Court of Amsterdam recently ruled that an interim termination clause may still be included in a settlement agreement that is terminating the employment contract. This allows the employee to retain his entitlement to unemployment benefit.
Legislative proposal on a more balanced male to female ratio
On 28 September 2021, the Dutch Senate has passed the legislative proposal on a more balanced male to female ratio on management and supervisory boards, which is expected to enter into force on 1 January 2022. The legislative proposal contains a diversity quota for supervisory boards of listed companies and a target scheme for large companies. In this blog, we will discuss the measures that the legislative proposal introduces.
The notice period: how does it work?
For both the employee and the employer, a notice period applies when terminating an employment contract. It is important that this term is observed. If the party giving notice does not do so, he owes the other party damages equal to the wages over the period the employment contract would have continued if the correct notice period had been applied. In this blog we will discuss the possible notice periods and the consequences of not (correctly) applying them.
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.