No reimbursement for lease car use during illness

The Hague Court of Appeal recently held that an employer could recover a leased company car from a sick employee without being obliged to reimburse the loss arising from the private use of the car. The employee in question had been employed for almost 25 years and had a...

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Wibra’s success

Wibra Supermarkten B.V. has been hit hard by the corona pandemic and the resulting shop closures. It therefore received advances on the Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for Sustained Employment (Tijdelijke Noodmaatregel Overbrugging voor Werkbehoud, NOW) numbers 1, 2 and 3, totalling approximately EUR 7.5 million. Although this state aid...

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Whistleblower protection in the Netherlands

Current status of legislation In October 2019, the EU adopted Directive 2019/1937 comprising rules to improve the protection of persons reporting breaches of European Union law, also known as ‘whistleblowers’. Member States must implement this directive in their national legislation before the 17th of December 2021. Dutch legislation already...

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Employers: take action against sexual harassment!

Employers are liable for harm suffered by employees during their work. This can include psychological damage due to sexual harassment. According to the Amsterdam Court of Appeal, this type of damage applies unless the employer can prove that it has fulfilled its duty of care. ‘De Kampanje’ is a...

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