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The qualification of an employment relationship is of great importance. It determines which rights and obligations the parties have towards each other. The relationship between employer and employee is very different from the relationship between client and contractor. If possible, it is wise to make as clear as possible an agreement about the relationship. This prevents problems in the future. But what if the parties have a different opinion about the qualification of the employment relationship?
In the assignment contract between the client and the contractor, a non-competition clause can be agreed - just as with employers and employees - so that the client can protect its business interests when the relationship with the contractor ends.
In this article we discuss the so-called 'no-risk policy' and points of attention for employers who employ personnel with a no-risk policy. We discuss what the policy entails and what this means for the reintegration obligations when the employee becomes disabled.
A works council WC has a right to consent with regard to proposed decisions to adopt, amend or repeal a regulation pursuant to Section 27 of the WOR. But what if the Works Council refuses to give its consent to the implementation of the resolution? Is that reasonable, or do the interests of the employer outweigh the interests? And what can the entrepreneur do?
Many employees have a non-compete agreement, and many employers come into contact with potential employees who have a non-compete agreement. The question that then arises is, can the employee join a new company? Or in other words, is the non-competition clause legally valid, can the current employer successfully invoke the clause, or can the non-competition clause perhaps be (partially) voided?
Are you familiar with the financial consequences of a sick employee leaving your company? The Sickness Benefits Act and WGA premiums are differentiated. This means that the premiums depend on the inflow of employees who became ill on the last day of their employment or within 4 weeks after the dismissal date. In this article we discuss the premium differentiation and the calculation of this premium.
A question that we as employment lawyers receive with some regularity is whether an employee can be placed in a lower position with a lower salary after one or more incidents. In many cases an employee will not voluntarily agree to this and the question arises whether a unilateral change of position is possible. This question was addressed by the subdistrict court in its judgment of December 31, 2020.
Many employers are occasionally confronted with an employee whom - in view of the seriousness of the conduct - they wish to part with immediately, i.e. dismiss summarily. But is this really possible? In this article, we will discuss the requirements for summary dismissal and three recent decisions by subdistrict courts that have ruled on summary dismissal.