6 February 2024

Court of Appeal of The Hague 30 January 2024: Booking.com obliged to join pension fund PGB

The Court of Appeal of The Hague rules that Booking.com must join Pension Fund PGB as of 1 January 1999. The court finds that the so-called main business criterion from the Ministerial Decree has been met. After proceedings against Picnic, Deliveroo and others, this is yet another case where companies with new, technology-driven business models run up against the limits of regulated labor and pension law. Supreme CourtEmployees…

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6 February 2024

Employers with insured pension plans: action required for timely adjustment of pension plan to the new pension system

As part of the new pension system, all pension plans in the Netherlands will have to be converted to a defined contribution plan that fits within the new legal framework. In doing so, proper implementation of the relevant approval process is crucial. In many cases, the consent of the works council is required in addition to approval of the individual employee with the adjusted, new pension plan. All…

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15 January 2024

2024: Key employment law changes

Indexation and numbers Changes by 2024 Whistleblower Protection Act for medium-sized employers On 18 February 2023, the Whistleblowers Protection Act came into force for large employers (more than 250 employees). Since 17 December 2023, this law also applies to medium-sized employers (50-249 employees), with the result that they must adjust their internal reporting regulations accordingly. The sanctions options of the House for Whistleblowers and the method of anonymous…

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12 October 2023

ALERT!

Employers with more than 50 employees (this also includes interns and volunteers who receive compensation for their work) are required, as of 17 December 2023, to have a procedure for reporting a suspected abuse within the organization (internal whistleblowers policy) that complies with the Whistleblower Protection Act. Employers with more than 250 employees have already had to comply with this since 18 February 2023. For some organizations, employers…

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7 August 2023

AI Usage in the workplace

As businesses ride the Aritifical Intelligence (AI) wave, it’s time to buckle up and set sail with confidence. How? By crafting a stellar AI Usage Policy! AI is taking over, and we’re fully immersed in designing the ultimate policy to conquer AI challenges and harness its endless possibilities in the workplace. Here are a few key reasons why employers should seriously consider adopting an AI Usage Policy: Guardrails…

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7 August 2023

Weather alarm: working in the office and continued wage payment

Despite the fact that the summer holiday has started in the Netherlands, we still await good summer weather. Moreover, in recent weeks, several ‘weather alarms’ (Code Red, Code Orange and Code Yellow) were issued by KNMI or the government, and warnings were also issued not to go on the road. In which case can the employer not require the employee to show up at the office (on time)…

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