Archive category: illness

No further payments of salary – down to the last cent

Shortly after a transport company had informed a driver that his second short-term employment contract was not going to be renewed, the driver reported sick. The company doctor was of the opinion that the driver could (pretty much straight away) work half days, taking on easy tasks in the...

Perfectionist, hard-working employees: dream or liability?

Every employer dreams of having perfectionist, industrious staff. One employer recently experienced the flip side of this when a former employee initiated proceedings against it, claiming payment of her overtime and damages for health problems, which included a miscarriage and a burnout. What was this all about? The employee...

Rehabilitation, corona and wage payment rules

Restrictive COVID-19 measures are affecting the evaluation of employers’ rehabilitation efforts. The Employee Insurance Agency (UWV) is aware that – because of COVID-19 – it is not always possible to do enough in the rehabilitating process. That said, it is not an excuse for employers to stop their rehabilitation...

Secondment provisions; consigned to history?

The secondment provision has been established practice in secondment circles for some time. This provision applies as a matter of course to secondment workers who have worked for the secondment agency for a period of fewer than 78 weeks unless its application is specifically excluded in writing. The provision...