Deadline January 31, 2020: Employment offering zero hours & min/max contracts

Several changes to varying employment laws 2020

January 13, 2020 – Employers are obliged to offer on-call workers an employment contract with a fixed number of working hours. This applies to all employees with zero-hour contracts and min / max contracts who have been employed by the employer for a year or longer.

Deadline january 31, 2020

Employees, only on-call workers, who are working more than 12 months on January 1st, 2020, will have to receive from the Employer ultimately january 31, 2020 an employment contract with a fixed number of working hours (art. 7:628 lid 5 BW). The offer must take into account the average working hours over the last 12 months.

Balanced Labour Market Act [Wet arbeidsmarkt in balans (WAB)]

The Dutch Senate has approved the bill on the Balanced Labour Market Act [Wet arbeidsmarkt in balans (WAB)]. This bill introduces several changes to varying employment laws per January, 1st 2020, including this ruling for on-call workers. There are changes applicable in regard to:

  • Fixed Term Employment Contract
  • Permanent Term Employment Contract
  • Zero Hour and Min-Max Employment Contract
  • Payrolling
  • Termination of employment
  • New formula for calculating the severance payment [transitievergoeding]
    • Eligibility severance payment
    • Introducing the i-dismissal ground
    • Compensation for Employer
  • Information on payslip and in employment contract
  • Unemployment benefit [WW]

For more information, read the details of the several labour law changes: Bill on Balanced Labour Market Act.

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