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‘NOW’ and the future: Netherlands extends Covid-19 assistance to employers

The temporary emergency scheme for job retention (NOW) in the Netherlands provides compensation for the wage costs of employers who expect a significant loss of turnover due to the Covid-19 crisis. NOW 3.0 represents the second extension and modification of the original NOW program. The first three-month period for NOW 3.0 will run from 1 October to 31 December 2020. The second period will run from 1 January to 31 March 2021. The third period will run from 1 April to 30 June 2021. Ganzen Artikel lesen


Netherlands: Employers to be compensated for termination


New Dutch rules will entitle employers to be reimbursed for transition payment made on terminating the employment of employees with a long-term illness meaning they cannot work. In the Netherlands, employees are, in principle, entitled to the so-called statutory ‘transition payment’ if their employment agreement of two or more years is terminated or not prolonged at the initiative of the employer. In July 2018, the Chambers of the States General of the Netherlands accepted the...

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Netherlands: #metoo? #becareful

The recent #metoo revelations have led to more discussion of sexual harassment. Of course, the situation in the workplace is part of this debate, because, unfortunately, unwelcome advances frequently take place there. These matters are often delicate, and a Dutch Court of Appeal ruling in The Hague last April only confirms that dealing with such accusations can be a tricky business. Ganzen Artikel lesen