by Barbara Spliet | 30 January 2023 | Employment law
Inadequate performance by the employee may, under circumstances, be grounds for termination of the employment agreement. For a request for dissolution to succeed, a number of conditions must be met.
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 Renzo Ter Haseborg | 20 September 2022 | Employment law
As of 1 August 2022, the legislative proposal to implement the Directive on transparent and predictable employment conditions in the European Union will be in force. This has led, among other things, to the introduction of a new Section 7:653-a of the Dutch Civil Code.
by Barbara Spliet | 20 September 2022 | Employment law
It used to be quite common – especially in the case of the more expensive courses – for employers to agree with employees that upon termination of the employment contract, the employee would refund (part of) the study costs. As of 1 August 2022, the Transparent and Predictable Employment Conditions Act (Wet transparant en voorspelbare arbeidsvoorwaarden) will severely limit the possibility to recover such costs from the employee.
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.