Lydia Milders graduated in Dutch law from the University of Groningen in 2004. She studied at the University of Cergy-Pontoise near Paris for six months.
Lydia started her career as a lawyer with Rosina Eising lawyers in Amsterdam, where she gained extensive experience in corporate law, in addition to employment law. She has conducted legal proceedings on several occasions about (the interpretation of) commercial contracts.
Lydia joined Palthe Oberman’s team of lawyers in September 2010. She works for Dutch and international companies (including companies in the energy sector and the fashion industry) as well as private individuals. Lydia has extensive practical experience with individual and collective redundancies (reorganisations), employee’s participation rights, and advising on terms of employment. She is particularly interested in issues concerning sick employees, unlawful employee competition/fraud, and the seizure of evidence. Lydia delivers in-house training courses on various employment law issues to regular clients.
- employment law
- Employer, beware of the duty of notification!
- Sexual harassment in the workplace: do you, as an employer, comply with the statutory duty of care?
- Employer beware: new Section 7:653a of the Civil Code has immediate effect
- Does a contemporary empowerment policy release the employer from the legal obligation to offer the employee a process of improvement (PIP)?
- Framework letter from the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, Labour Market 2023
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L&E Global Employment Law Tracker November 2022
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 November 2022.
Employer, beware of the duty of notification!
Compensation in lieu of notification is always due if the notice of termination of the employment contract is not in writing, according to a recent Supreme Court ruling. This is not changed by the fact that the employee was given verbal notice and started a new job immediately afterwards. This blog discusses the judgment and provides practical tips.
Sexual harassment in the workplace: do you, as an employer, comply with the statutory duty of care?
Inappropriate behavior in the workplace, including sexual harassment, is in the news again. Recently, a professor of astronomy at Leiden University was suspended after an internal complaint investigation, revealing (among other things) years of abuse of power and sexual harassment. The university acknowledged that it looked away for too long and failed to take adequate action to protect the victims. Employers play a crucial role in preventing and fighting (sexual) harassment in the workplace. In this blog, you will read more about the employers' duty of care in the context of sexual harassment in the workplace.
Employer beware: new Section 7:653a of the Civil Code has immediate effect
As previously reported, the Transparent and Predictable Conditions of Employment Act entered into force on August 1, 2022. The first substantive ruling on this law was recently published. In this ruling, the District Court of Noord-Holland makes it clear that (the new) Section 7:653a of the Dutch Civil Code - which includes a limitation on the prohibition of ancillary activities - entered into force immediately on August 1, 2022 and also applies to employment contracts concluded before this date. As a result, as of August 1, employers will now need an objective justification even for ''old'' ancillary work clauses. Read more about how the District Court of Noord-Holland applied this requirement in this article.