Download and reduce your unemployment insurance contributions!

In a recent blog we wrote about the contribution differentiation for unemployment insurance (WW-premiedifferentiatie) to be introduced on 1 January 2020 when the Balanced Labour Market Act enters into force. Employers will be given a 5% reduction on their unemployment insurance contributions for open-ended employment contracts, as long as...

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Read now! Littler European Employer Survey 2019

We are excited to announce the launch of the Littler second annual EuropeanEmployer survey report! Read about the workplace issues top of mind for European employers here. Our 2nd annual survey of 550+ European employers shows legal and HR execs increasingly turning concerns over equalpay, harassment & employee mental...

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Employers: save premiums with fixed contracts!

The Dutch Balanced Labour Market Act (Wet arbeidsmarkt in balans, WAB) introduces a contribution differentiation for unemployment insurance (“UI“), with the format of the contract determining the unemployment insurance contribution (WW-premie). The low contribution rate is 2.94% and the high contribution rate is 7.94%. It will therefore make sense...

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Newsflash! Employers must end dormant employment

Last Friday, 8 November 2019, the Dutch Supreme Court has issued a ruling on dormant employment relationships. The Supreme Court has indicated that, because of the ‘good employer’ principle, an employer must cooperate with an employee’s proposal to bring his employment contract to an end by amicable arrangement, with...

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