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Increased partner leave in the Netherlands from 1 July 2020

If the partner of an employee gives birth, the employee is entitled to one week’s partner leave following the birth. This paid leave can be taken at any time in the first four weeks after the birth of the child. During this period of leave the employer must continue to pay 100% of the employee’s salary.

From 1 July 2020, partners can take up to five weeks’ additional leave (i.e. five times the number of working hours per week). During the additional leave the partner is not entitled to salary. Instead, the partner receives payment from the UWV. These payments … Continue Reading

Intra-Corporate Transfer Directive implemented in the Netherlands

On November 29, 2016 the Dutch Royal Decree (the Decree) which implements the European Intra-Corporate Transfer Directive (2014/66/EU) (the Directive), came into force. The Directive applies to secondments of non-EU citizens satisfying certain conditions whose main place of residence is outside the EU (Expats) to an EU Member State. The Directive simplifies the admission procedure for Expats (and their families), in order to make the EU more attractive to international businesses. To enhance these international secondments to the EU between affiliated entities, a special ‘Intra-Company Transfer’ permit (ICT-permit) has been introduced. The ICT-permit allows … Continue Reading

Dismissal law reforms in the Netherlands

Dutch dismissal law will undergo a dramatic change with effect from 1 July 2015. If you are considering individual dismissals or a reorganisation with lay-offs, the legal changes will not only have a financial impact, but are also expected to complicate effecting dismissals. If your proposals do not comply with the new law any dismissals are likely to be ineffective. Taking legal advice at the very start of the matter becomes ever more crucial. The main elements of the new dismissal law are included below. All changes will come into force on 1 July 2015.

  1. Introduction of a statutory severance
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