Archive category: COVID-19

COVID-19 justifies rent reduction. And salary reductions too?

The District Court of The Hague recently ruled that, because it is an unforeseen circumstance, the coronavirus crisis has caused a fundamental imbalance in a lease agreement between a restaurant owner and the lessor. The court found that this imbalance justifies a reduction in the rent. The court based...

Court gags employee who refuses to wear a mask

A deliveryman for a confectionery chain who was suspended because he repeatedly refused to wear a mask is not entitled to his salary, the District Court of Utrecht ruled last week. What was the issue? Despite his employer giving him explicit instructions, the deliveryman refused to wear a mask...

CLINT | Littler – announcing our COVID-19 Survey Report

With COVID-19 giving rise to a host of novel workplace issues, we recently surveyed over 750 human resources executives and in-house counsel across Europe on their key concerns and strategies. We thought you would be interested in reading the results, which provide insight into how the pandemic is impacting...

NOW 2.0 rules announced

In May, the Dutch government extended until October 1, 2020, the economic relief package related to the coronavirus crises, known as the NOW 2.0 scheme. Under this wage subsidy program, businesses that suffer at least a 20% loss in their revenue over a three-month period receive a subsidy of...