Apart from employment law, Christiaan Oberman also specialises in public service law.
He advises both Dutch and international companies, including various listed companies and (semi-) public bodies. He is mainly involved in advising Boards of Directors and Supervisory Boards. He also assists management boards and HR departments in reorganisations. In addition, he assists statutory directors and directors.
Christiaan has been a lawyer since 1989 and has been a partner of Palthe Oberman since the establishment of the firm. He studied at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Maryland (United States) and completed the postgraduate course in Employment Law.
Christiaan teaches employment law to trainee lawyers in the context of their professional training (VSO) and delivers lectures and courses in that area. He also regularly publishes articles on employment law topics. Each year, he writes the Employment Law Chronicle for the Dutch Bar Journal (Advocatenblad), with the most important decisions in the area of employment law.
In addition, Christiaan has been involved in the work of War Child since its foundation.
Christiaan is recommended in Chambers and Legal 500. He is described as a “strategic, highly skilled and technical” lawyer and in Legal 500 as a “very good negotiator.” According to Chambers, Christiaan is recommended by his clients for “his ability to build relationships with key internal stakeholders.”
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L&E Global Employment Law Tracker September 2019
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 September 2019.
Changes in employment law with effect from 1 January 2020: transition payment
From 1 January 2020 employees will have the right to a transition payment from the first day of employment. At this time the right only arises after employment of at least 2 years.
Changes in employment law with effect from 1 January 2020: unemployment insurance contribution differentiation
The government envisages with the Balanced Labour Market Act to encourage the entering into of permanent employment contracts. By means of levying a lower unemployment insurance contribution for permanent contracts and a higher unemployment insurance contribution for all other employment contracts, the legislature expects that it will become more attractive for employers to offer permanent contracts.
Changes in employment law with effect from 1 January 2020: cumulation ground
A new ground for dismissal, called the cumulation ground, is introduced as part of the Balanced Labour Market Act (in Dutch: WAB). If the employment contract is terminated on the basis of the cumulation ground, a higher transition payment might be owed.
Changes in employment law with effect from 1 January 2020: payrolling
With payrolling we encounter three different parties: 1) the party where the payroll employee is formally employed (the payroll employer), 2) the party where the payroll employee actually works (the contractor/employer) and 3) the payroll employee.