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Update: Assessment of Employment Relationships (Deregulation) Act (DBA)

Working with independent contractors/freelancers? In May 2016, we discussed https://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/2016/05/var-declaration-replaced-by-model-agreements-as-of-may-1-2016/ the abolition of the VAR-declaration as a result of the implementation of the Assessment of Employment Relationships (Deregulation) Act (Wet deregulering beoordeling arbeidsrelaties) (the Act) which came into force on 1 May 2016. The first year is intended as a transitional period, during which law enforcement … Continue reading

The Foreign Nationals Employment Act

Financial risks when using foreign workers in the Netherlands Hiring contractors or temporary employment agencies that employ foreign workers in the Netherlands, can create financial risks of which you should be aware. If foreign workers carry out activities for the benefit of your business, you should comply with legal obligations under the Foreign Nationals Employment … Continue reading

“Brexit” – Employment Law Implications

On 23 June 2016, voters in the UK referendum chose to leave the European Union. Exit from the EU will require the government to make a formal application under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.  This provides for a period of negotiation of up to two years (which can be extended if agreed).  … Continue reading

Tribunal Finds Age Discrimination in Job Application Form

In Kosovic v Niagara Caregivers and Personnel Ltd (“Kosovic”), the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal held that a recruitment agency’s job application form that asked for the applicant’s date of birth contravened the Ontario Human Rights Code. The Tribunal awarded the applicant $500 in damages to compensate him for injury to his dignity, self-respect and feelings, … Continue reading

Delayed Promotion Not Constructive Dismissal

In the recent case of Penteliuk v CIBC World Markets Inc, the Ontario Superior Court held that an employee whose promised promotion was taking longer than expected was not constructively dismissed. The Plaintiff was employed as a Managing Director at a large financial institution. In February of 2004, the Plaintiff turned down a lucrative employment … Continue reading
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