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Employment Law Netherlands

Gain an overview of the employment law framework operating in Holland

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Price: £495 + VAT    
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Please note that the 2021 courses will be now delivered virtually. Contact us on 020 7549 2549 or email for more information and to book. Price: £495+VAT | €595+VAT | $595+VAT

If your business has operations in Holland, having a clear understanding of Dutch employment law is essential to ensure you avoid the common pitfalls and are aware of nuances specific to the Netherlands.

This interactive Employment Law Netherlands seminar covers all the need to know aspects that employers need to be aware of, including: hiring employees in the Netherlands; grievances, disciplinary issues and dismissals; dealing with discrimination; employment tribunals and courts; current trends and latest developments.


  • Hear an overview of the domestic legal framework in Holland
  • Understand and be better equipped to deal with HR issues in this jurisdiction
  • Be able to advise colleagues on Dutch employment law and practice



Registration and coffee


An overview of the employment law framework in The Netherlands

  • Setting the scene: the legal system in the Netherlands
  • employment agreements

- form

- duration and fixed term contracts today and upcoming changes

- probationary period

- changing terms of employment

- collective bargaining agreements

  • Pension and social benefits



Day to day employee management

  • Wages, working hours, forms of leave and what to pay during illness
  • Advice on how to protect your business (including non-compete clauses and upcoming changes)
  • Termination of employment

- Ways of terminating employment today and per July 1, 2015

- Calculating severance pay today and per July 1, 2015

- Collective dismissals – key points




Consulting your employees

  • Termination of employment (cont’d)

Consulting your employees

  • Working with the works council: pre-conditions, participation rights and the relationship,
  • Other forms of employee consultation
  • Involvement of Unions
  • Strikes


Equal Treatment




Transfer of Undertakings


Case study: Performance issues


Questions and answers


Close of seminar

Wietje de Muinck Keizer Wietje de Muinck Keizer

Wietje de Muinck Keizer

Wietje de Muinck Keizer is an Attorney at Law at Doorn en Keizer B.V, she advises national and international companies on Dutch employment law and specialises in employment agreements, employment manuals, collective termination(s) of employment, international postings, employee consultation procedures, collective bargaining agreements, confidentiality and non-compete covenants, transfer of undertakings, employee benefit schemes, stock option schemes, commission contracts; directors’, management and agency agreements, pension schemes, privacy and data protection and equal treatment.

Wietje is a Member of the American Bar Association and of the Dutch Association for Labour Law and was Vice-President and President of the Labour Law Commission of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA) from 2002 to 2005. She regularly speaks and lectures on labor law and privacy topics and her publications include annual contributions on Dutch labor law to ‘The Littler Mendelson Guide to International Employment and Labor Law’ of Littler Mendelson and ‘International Labor & Employment Laws’ of the American Bar Association. She is also a member of the Dutch Association for Privacy Law (VPR – Vereniging voor Privacy Recht).

Wietje read law and completed her degree in Dutch Civil Law at Erasmus University of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She graduated in 1990 after which she conducted her first practice within two practice groups (employment law and corporate law) in The Hague. From 2000 onwards she focused mainly on employment law. Wietje joined VMW Taxand N.V. (Van Mens & Wisselink at that time) in 2004 and Doorn en Keizer B.V. in January 2014.

HR and personnel professionals, company directors, policy managers, resourcing and recruitment managers, lawyers, legal counsel, employee relations managers

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Multiple booking discount

Receive a 20% discount when you book more than one event, or book more than one person on the same event. Please note this discount only applies to the lesser priced booking and when all bookings are placed together.

Registered charities

You are entitled to a 25% discount on your booking if you are a registered charity. This discount will show on your invoice once your booking is submitted. You will need your charity registration number for the booking form.

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Virtual classroom participation

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