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The government, in cooperation with social partners, has published a guide with general criteria for working from home. These general criteria provide guidance for employers and employees when considering whether someone should work from home or on location.
Due to the Corona virus, the Working Time Reduction (WTR) permits were applied for en masse. These became so many that the scheme was no longer feasible. The government has therefore withdrawn the Reduction of Working Time scheme and is introducing the temporary measure Emergency Fund Bridging Employment (EFBE). Consultations are currently being held on the implementation of this scheme. The main features of this scheme are already known.
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.
The current Minister for Social Affairs and Employment introduced the Labour Market in Balance Act. The government has the intention for this Act to enter into effect on 1 January 2020. We have listed the 10 most important proposals of the Labour Market in Balance Act for you.
WIEG (Wet Invoering Extra Geboorteverlof – Introductory Legislation Extra Parental Leave): considerable parental leave changes for partners!
From two days to five – or even ten days parental leave for partners? And an additional five weeks parental leave with payment entitlements.