The year 2021 was an eventful year, also in the field of employment law. With the pandemic, new legislative proposals (see our overview of changes in labour law as of 1 January 2022), a new government and rulings by the Dutch Supreme Court, there was more than enough to write about. Of all the blogs from 2021, we have listed the five most read blogs.
1. Holidays in times of corona
The summer holidays are already in sight! And although it is important for employees to (be able to) enjoy holidays, the possibilities to go on holiday in times of corona are limited. This raises questions about taking and withdrawing holidays in times of corona. Can the employee save up holidays? And do other rules apply in times of corona? Read it in our blog.
2. The study costs clause: will it no longer be allowed?
On 1 August 2022, the Netherlands must have implemented the European Directive on transparent and predictable terms of employment (“the directive”). The directive includes an improved information obligation of the employer and new minimum rights for the employee. An important result of the directive is an adjustment of the current training obligation of the employer. In this blog you can read about the adjustment of the current training obligation and the effect it will have on the study costs clause.
3. 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. Read more about the ruling in our blog.
4. Law 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 will enter into force on 1 January 2022. This law contains a diversity quota for supervisory boards of listed companies and a target scheme for large companies. In this blog, we discuss the measures that this law introduces.
5. Nine weeks partly paid parental leave
On 12 October 2021, the Dutch Senate (in Dutch: Eerste Kamer) introduced the Paid Parental Leave Act. The Paid Parental Leave Act entitles every parent to nine weeks of partially paid parental leave and 17 weeks of unpaid parental leave. Parents can currently only take 26 weeks of unpaid parental leave. The Act will enter into force on 2 August 2022. Read more about the Act in our blog.