Using fixed-term employment contracts has become more expensive for employers as a result of new regulations introduced in the Netherlands on January 1, 2020. The Dutch government wants to promote the use of permanent employment contracts (referred to in the Netherlands and many European countries as contracts for an indefinite period of time) and discourage use of less secure fixed-term contracts.

The key changes are the following:

However, there are some changes that employers will welcome:

Written by Maartje Oliemans of Wieringa Advocaten and Roger James of Ogletree Deakins International LLP

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