Rutgers & Posch contributes to ‘The Employment Law Review 2023’

Rutgers & Posch’s employment law team, consisting of Inge de Laat, Annemeijne Zwager , Ilaha Muhseni, Hanna Steensma & Dirk Jan Rutgers recently contributed to the 13th edition of the Employment Law Review. The Employment Law Review contains an overview of employment law in various countries worldwide. The chapter on Dutch employment law can be accessed via the link below.

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Notice requirement for fixed-term employment contract

Late last year, the Dutch Supreme Court ruled in its judgment of 7 October 2022 that the ‘compensation in lieu of notification’ within the meaning of Section 7:668 of the Dutch Civil Code (DCC) is always due in the event of non-compliance with the written requirement, even if it was clear to the employee that the employment contract would not be continued or the employee does not suffer…

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No general rule for serious culpability

In the judgment of 24 June 2022, the Supreme Court emphasizes the high threshold that applies to seriously culpable acts or omissions. Only in exceptional cases should an employee not be entitled to a transitional compensation, and the employer’s acts or omissions should also be taken into account in the assessment. There is therefore no room for a presumption of serious culpability, as argued by the A-G. Facts…

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Whistleblower Protection Act: what will change?

On 18 February 2023, the (long-awaited) Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) entered into force (in part). The Whistleblower Protection Act implements the so-called European Whistleblower Directive (Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and the Council of 23 October 2019 (OJ 2019, L 305)) and replaces the House of Whistleblowers Act. What will change? The WPA aims to better protect reporters of wrongdoing. The most salient changes of the…

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Dutch Act Implementing the EU Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions

The Dutch Act Implementing the EU Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions will take effect on 1 August 2022. This new legislation might mean that existing employment contracts and staff handbooks will need to be updated. See the document below which schematically and point by point shows what will change as of August 1, 2022. If you need any input from the employment lawyers at Rutgers &…

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Rutgers & Posch advises Zorg van de Zaak on the aquisition by Parcom Capital

Rutgers & Posch advises Zorg van de Zaak, a leading occupational health network for working people in the Netherlands, on the aquisition by Parcom Capital, a leading Benelux private equity fund. The network of Zorg van de Zaak reaches more than 1,3 million employees through 67.000 employers. The acquisition is still subject to certain regulatory approvals and compliance with co-determination procedures. The team of Rutgers & Posch consists…

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Chambers Global 2023
Finance Department Ranked in Capital Markets: Securitisation Chambers Europe and Global 2023
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In 2023 Inge de laat is again ranked in Chambers Europe Employment
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Employment Department Ranked in Chambers 2021
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Employment Department Ranked in Legal 500 EMEA 2021
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Inge de laat, Employment partner, is ranked in Chambers Europe Employment 2020
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Ranked in Chambers Europe Employment 2020
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Inge de Laat is a “knowledgeable lawyer,” who is an “excellent listener and is good at strategy.”
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