by Yvette Kouwenberg | 30 January 2023 | Employment law
Currently, the Act on Deregulation of Assessment of working relations (in Dutch: Wet DBA) is in place to (help) clarify the working relationship between principals and contractors. Unfortunately, in practice, the Act has not brought the clarity that was intended beforehand.
by Yvette Kouwenberg | 20 September 2022 | Employment law
The possible unlawfulness of evidence is, in principle, secondary to establishing the truth in employment law. The admissibility of evidence was yet again recently raised in another case before the subdistrict court of Haarlem [PA2] (albeit briefly). In the case in question, the employee clocked in with his personal pass after entering work, then logged in on his computer and regularly left work again via an emergency exit (without a pass reader).
by Yvette Kouwenberg | 7 June 2022 | Employment law
In employment law, unlawfully obtained evidence generally counts as evidence because fact-finding generally outweighs the right to privacy. However, the sub district court of The Hague recently ruled differently. In that particular matter, an employer had secretly recorded a number of telephone conversations of one of its employees working as a sales representative.
by Renzo Ter Haseborg, Barbara Spliet & Yvette Kouwenberg | 7 March 2022 | Employment law, Privacy
Overview of changes 2022, Working conditions directive, Paid parental leave, Home working allowance, Work-related costs scheme (in Dutch abbreviated as ‘WKR’), Smoking areas at work forbidden, Compulsory corona self-test at work.
by Yvette Kouwenberg | 11 October 2021 | Employment law
With the relaxation of corona measures, most employers would like to see their staff (partly) return to the work floor