Reservations in employment contracts: good idea?

Employers are sometimes keen to make a reservation when they form an employment contract. A reservation can be formulated as a condition precedent or a resolutive condition. Both types of conditions depend on an uncertain future event. Resolutive conditions A resolutive condition in an employment contract means that the...

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Nine weeks of paid parental leave

Yesterday, the Dutch Senate approved the Paid Parental Leave Act (in Dutch: Wet betaald ouderschapsverlof, the “Act”), which will enter into force on 2 August 2022. The purpose of the Act is to offer working parents more opportunities to better divide work and care responsibilities. In doing so, the...

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EU Directive extends protection for whistleblowers

In a previous blog, we reported on the European Directive for the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law (the “Whistleblower Directive”), which sets the minimum standards for protecting people who report breaches of Union law. The legislative bill converting (or implementing) the Whistleblower Directive into national...

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