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Reintegration of an employee who suffers an incapacity for work due to illness or accident
Is your employee sick? As an employer, you are responsible for subsequent reintegration into work. It is important to tackle the reintegration as quickly and effectively as possible. Employers must carefully follow the step-by-step plan mandated by the UWV (Uitvoeringsinstituut Werknemersverzekeringen) [Employee Insurance Agency] to avoid a wage penalty.
If an employee becomes incapacitated for work due to an illness or accident for a longer period of time, this can sometimes cause problems. Is the employee cooperating sufficiently with reintegration? Do I agree with the advice of the company doctor? When can and perhaps should I suspend the salary, or even stop it altogether? What’s the difference between suspending and stopping?
You’ve come to the right place if you need advice concerning these questions. De Haij & Van der Wende Advocaten work with the business owner to ensure reintegration runs as smoothly as possible. We also have extensive experience in objection and appeal procedures to challenge wage penalties.