Ban on side jobs to be prohibited?

As of 1 August 2022, it will be more difficult for employers to prohibit employees from working for other employers. They will then only be able to prohibit such work if they have objective reasons that justify such a prohibition. This change does not mean that existing clauses regulating...

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Future Pensions Act submitted to Lower House

The Dutch Future Pensions Act (Wet toekomst pensioenen) was submitted to the Lower House on 30 March 2022. The intended effective date is 1 January 2023, a year later than planned. A brief recap: why is our current pension system being reformed? The subject of pensions is often a...

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Labor law limits on freedom of expression

The District Court for Zeeland-West-Brabant recently issued an interesting judgment (click here, in Dutch only) about freedom of expression within employment relationships. In this case, an intensive care nurse at the Elisabeth-Tweesteden Hospital (ETZ) was given a warning for posting on social media comments that doctors were “brainwashed”. In...

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