Minister Koolmees: an end to dormant employment contracts by 1 January 2020
In a letter of 13 December 2019 to the House of Representatives, the minister writes that compensation based on the current transition payment arrangements is only paid to employers who have made a termination payment to an employee with a long-term illness whose employment contract is dormant if the termination…Read more
Arbitration award orders employer to terminate employment contract with employee suffering long-term illness, leaving the employee entitled to a transition payment of over €145,000.
On 27 December 2018, the Scheidsgerecht Gezondheidszorg (Dutch healthcare arbitration tribunal) judged in a ruling in interlocutory arbitration proceedings that, in accordance with the principle of acting as a ‘reasonable and fair’ employer and on penalty of a fine, an employer can be ordered to start the procedure at the employee insurance agency…Read more
Act compensating employers for transition payment for employees with a long-term illness adopted in July 2018 by both the Senate and the House of Representatives
After a long period of uncertainty, this scheme is now to be introduced. An employer who dismisses an employee suffering a long-term illness and pays the transition payment can apply to the employee insurance agency UWV for compensation for the transition payment paid. The scheme applies retroactively to 1 July…Read more