All Palthe Oberman lawyers are specialists in employment law with extensive experience in giving advice and solving conflicts in this area. We handle cases concerning dismissal, collective redundancy, incapacity for work, employment contracts, employment conditions and amendments to them, non-compete and business relations clauses, transfer of undertaking, holidays and leave, unsatisfactory performance procedures, training, pre-employment screening and the Work and Security Act.
Public service law
We advise diverse administrative bodies on public service law. Our in-house experts specialise in the following areas: appointment and dismissal, unsatisfactory performance procedures, disciplinary measures and the Government Information (Public Access) Act. We also assist individual civil servants engaged in a conflict with their employer.
Directors, Supervisory Boards and Boards of Directors
We regularly act as an advisor or sparring partner for managing and statutory directors. We also advise Supervisory Boards and Boards of Directors. Frequently recurring topics include appointments and dismissal, remuneration policy, management agreements, board regulations, contractual severance schemes, Senior Officials in the Public and Semi-Public Sector (Standards for Remuneration) Act and officers’ liability.
Collective employment law/ Employee’s participation right
Our lawyers have comprehensive knowledge and experience in the area of collective employment law and employee’s participation rights. We advise both employers and works councils on the application of the Works Councils Act (WOR), including the right to be consulted and the right of consent of the works council. We assist employers when consulting trade unions on entering into and applying collective agreements and redundancy packages. Our firm also has special expertise in the area of the right to strike.
We advise partnerships and individual partners on the legal aspects of their collaboration. Frequently recurring topics include dissolution of the partnership agreement, termination and squeeze-out, conflicts regarding valuation of the goodwill and incapacity for work. Furthermore we have comprehensive experience with conducting arbitration proceedings.
The medical sector
Our firm has another distinctive speciality: employment relationships in the medical sector. We advise hospitals, partnerships, cooperative associations, individual partners and Medical Staff Associations.
More information?All lawyers of our firm specializing in labor law. We have extensive experience in providing employment law advice and resolving employment disputes.
Supreme Court: Entitlement to transition payment also possible in the event of instant dismissal.
The law stipulates that an employer does not (in principle) owe any transition payment in the event of a serious imputable act on the part of an employee (Book 7, Article 673(7), opening words and under c, of the Dutch Civil Code).
On 30 March 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that instant dismissal does not necessarily mean that serious imputable acts have been committed.
Highest fair compensation ever awarded: €530,000!
The employer has breached the reinstatement obligation.
The Subdistrict Court of North Holland recently awarded the highest fair compensation ever: €530,000! One day after his manager resigned, the employee was informed that his position had become redundant and was immediately suspended. The Subdistrict Court ruled that the employer had breached the reinstatement obligation.
Employment Law Tracker March 2018
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 2018.
Palthe Oberman highly ranked in Chambers 2018
We are very proud to announce that Palthe Oberman is highly ranked in Chambers 2018 again!
Employment Law Tracker February 2018
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 2018.
Employment Law Tracker January 2018
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 January 2018.
Outlook - An overview of the changes relating to employment law with effect from 1 January 2018
A number of changes have been introduced in the area of employment law with effect from 1 January 2018. We have made a list of the most important legislative amendments and the changes that can be expected.
New salary thresholds for Highly Skilled Migrants
As of 1 January 2018, new salary thresholds for highly skilled migrants from outside the European Union apply. In order to apply for visa and work permits for employees from outside the European Union, a company must have been accepted as a so-called ‘recognised sponsor’ by the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service.