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
- 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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