On 20 April 2021, the Dutch House of Representatives approved a bill converting nine weeks of the current 26 weeks of unpaid parental leave into government-paid parental leave, for each employed parent, until the child is 12 months old. The […]
Update: The Dutch government recently announced that the pension reform will be delayed. The new pension system is now expected to come into force by 1 January 2023, one year later than originally planned, with a transition period from 2023 […]
Update: On 1 July 2020, an additional five weeks of parental leave was granted to partners whose child was born on or after 1 July 2020. Partners are now entitled to one full week of paid leave by the employer […]
The Netherlands’ 2020 budget, which passed on 1 January 2020, slightly increased health insurance premiums for the basic package by approximately EUR 37 per year. In addition, the 2020 budget lowered the discounted health insurance premium that insurance providers could […]
The deadline for compliance with the Working Conditions Act (“Arbowet”) expired 1 July 2018, for existing occupational health provider contracts. The Act, which was amended 1 July 2017, mandates employers to offer employees access to an occupational health doctor (which […]
Beginning 1 January 2019, the qualifying period of the “30 percent ruling,” which allows expatriate employees a tax-free allowance or a reimbursement of 30 percent of their employment income, will be shortened from eight to five years. The amendment will […]
Starting 1 January 2019, pension providers will be allowed to automatically transfer the total contributions of participants who have accrued rights to an annual pension between EUR 2 and EUR 474.11 to another pension provider after employment termination.