The end of the Brexit transition period is near! Although the negotiations between the United Kingdom and the EU are still in full swing, several changes in the field of intellectual property have already become clear.kread more
The Gatekeeper Improvement Act requires you to reintegrate an employee who is incapacitated for work due to illness. COVID-19 does not alter this, however it may cause you to face certain challenges during the reintgration process. For instance, how to reintegrate a sick employee when your business is closed as a result of governmental COVID-19 measures, such is the case in the hospitality industry? Particularily taking in mind that UWV can impose a wage sanction if UWV would deem the reintgration efforts as insufficiently after two years of illness.read more
The Franchise Act will (almost certainly) enter into force on January 1, 2021. This will be a historical event for the Netherlands, for it is the first actual Dutch Franchise Act. The impact of the new Act on practices of franchise organizations is major and requires adjustment not only as to method of operation but also of franchise agreements.
Franchise agreements must contain a clause on how goodwill, if any, must be assessed within the franchise company upon termination of the franchise agreement (Article 7:920 Dutch Civil Code).
These are busy times for companies and employee participation bodies; many changes in employment conditions and reorganizations are taking place. However, these are not the only developments in the field of employee participation law.read more
Last summer, the European Court of Justice ruled in the Schrems II case that US national law does not provide a level of protection essentially equivalent to that guaranteed in the EU. National law allows US government authorities to access personal data transferred from the EU to the US for national security purposes.read more
In a decision of the District Court of Amsterdam of 18 August 2020, a contractual termination clause allowing to terminate the Value Added Reseller Agreement (a so-called “VAR”) with a term of notice of 6 months has been set asideread more
UWV has published new implementation rules on redundancy. These rules are effective as of 1 September 2020.read more
Although the details of NOW 3 are not yet known, the government announced several amendments. The exact terms and conditions of NOW 3 will be announced by 1 October 2020.read more
Although E-health is a major spearhead in healthcare, there are also forms of digital care that are under scrutiny and have meanwhile been found impermissible by the court.read more
Court bans unilateral COVID-inspired salary decrease of 25%read more