Common mistakes and challenges with the use of non-competition clauses in an employment agreement under Dutch law

For multinational companies that start their business in the Netherlands, it can be tempting to use the international template of an employment agreement to hire employees in the Netherlands. This is generally not recommended, due to the particularities of the Dutch employment system with its specific laws and regulations.

Act Future Pensions (Dutch “PensionAccord”)

In September 2019 the Dutch Minister of SZW informed the Dutch parliament about a principal agreement between social partners of both employees and employers regarding the complete renewal of the Dutch pension system. This principal agreement was transferred in a definitive agreement in the summer of 2020.

Checklist reorganizations

Pellicaan Attorneys-at-law have prepared a reorganization checklist. If your organization is faced with the need to save costs due to the corona crisis, the checklist will get you started. The checklist shows the most important steps of a reorganization in the Netherlands at a glance. You can do part of the preparatory work yourself, where necessary or desired Pellicaan Attorneys-at-law can assist your organization. We can guide you through the entire reorganization process.

Pension Check

Pension is, besides the normal wages, the most expensive labor arrangement of your company. It is the labor arrangement for which employees seem to have the least interest. It is also the labor arrangement with the biggest financial liabilities for the company in the future. The Pension Check provides you with the insight in the (future) financial risks hidden in the current pension situation of your company.

PensionAgreement, a blessing or a disaster?

Over the last twenty years the tax legislators have changed the Dutch pension system several times. to discourage early retirement. To keep pension affordable in 2014 the retirement age was set to 67 years (the increase of the AOW age was spread over a period of 10 years), and increased in 2015 to 68 years. The constant increase of the life expectancy, the low interest rates and the way people perform their labor (without a labor agreement) is the basis for a firm review of the current pension system.

Residence in the Netherlands after Brexit

The Dutch government issued its migration policy for British nationals residing in the Netherlands in case of a no-deal Brexit.