Employment law

Balanced Labour Market Act

Balanced Labour Market Act

The Wet arbeidsmarkt in balans [Balanced Labour Market Act] came into force on 1 January 2020. This introduced a number of changes in employment law.

For example, new grounds for dismissal have been created: the so-called accumulation grounds. As a result of these new grounds for dismissal, various grounds for dismissal (improper or disrupted employment relationship) can be added together to provide reasonable grounds for dismissal. In such a case, the court can, however, award extra compensation to the employee.

Furthermore, the employee is entitled to a transition payment from the first working day upon dismissal. The calculation of the transition payment has also been changed. In particular, the rules for zero-hours contracts and payrolling have been changed and tightened.

De Haij & Van der Wende Advocaten can assist you in framing these new employment law regulations in employment contracts or internal regulations. We also hold regular presentations about new employment law and regulations, and we can organise one of these presentations at your location.