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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- public service law
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Financial support for testing employees without symptoms
The Dutch government has introduced temporary financial support for employers that want to have employees without symptoms preventively tested if working from home is not possible. In this blog we briefly discuss the possibilities of (rapid) testing of employees on location and give an overview of the temporary financial support from the government.
L&E Global Employment Law Tracker March 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 March 2021.
Non-competition clause in a fixed-term employment contract?
Since the Work and Security Act entered into force, the main rule is that a non-competition clause in a fixed-term employment contract is, in principle, not permitted. An exception to the main rule is possible if the employer can motivate that the non-competition clause is necessary due to 'important business or service interests'. In this blog we discuss the validity of a non-competition clause in a fixed-term employment contract.
The Act on Working after the State Pension Age
The Act on Working after the State Pension Age entered into force on 1 January 2016. The purpose of this Act is to remove impediments for employers to employ persons who have reached the state pension age. In practice, we often notice that employers are not well informed about the Act on Working after the State Pension Age. Therefore, we will discuss the main rights and obligations following from this Act in this blog.
Workers at home due to bad weather conditions: entitled to wages?
Recently, the snow brought not only lots of ice skating fun, but also persistent slipperiness across the country. As a result of the snow or stormy weather, it can be difficult to travel to work by car or public transportation. Could the bad weather conditions be a reason for employees to stay home? What does a KNMI ´code red´ mean for employers?