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The Netherlands: Orange zone travel? Red card!

Netherlands - April 26 2021 The Sub-District Court in Maastricht upheld the summary dismissal of an employee who travelled to an Orange zone destination despite his employer’s…

The Netherlands: Is your fixed-term contract sufficiently clear?

Netherlands - April 13 2021 In the Netherlands, the end of a fixed-term employment contract is usually linked to a calendar date. Another possibility is for its duration to be…

The Netherlands: A competing former employee? Take action!

Netherlands - March 26 2021 Employers in the Netherlands should take action if they find out that a (soon-to-be or) former employee is going to work for a competitor. If they do…

Dutch Court Gags Employee Who Refused to Wear a Mask

Netherlands - January 19 2021 A deliveryman for a confectionery chain who was suspended because he repeatedly refused to wear a mask is not entitled to his salary, the District…

The Netherlands: No work, no pay - down to the last cent

Netherlands - December 23 2020 The District Court of Rotterdam recently reaffirmed that if employees are able to work but refuse to do so with a suitable excuse, an employer can…