Archive category: legislative proposal

Mediation Promotion Bill: an update

We previously informed you that the Mediation Promotion Bill of Minister van der Steur was presented to the organisations involved for Internet Consultation in mid July 2016. The Internet Consultation has now ended, so it’s time for an update. Objective of the Mediation Promotion Act The objective of the...

Broader powers for Works Council: right of consent under Arbowet in 2017?

Last week we addressed the broadening of the Works Council’s right of consent in the field of pensions. That’s not the end of the matter as far as the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament is concerned. It recently adopted a proposed amendment to the Arbowet (Working Conditions Act)...

1 October 2016: Expansion Works Council right of consent in relation to pension schemes

On 1 October 2016 a legislative proposal which seeks to extend the Works Council’s right of consent in relation to the amendment of pension schemes administrated with a company pension fund entered into force. Cause for the legislative proposal were frequently expressed concerns about the lack of employee participation...