All About Employee Rights in the Netherlands

Learn about which employee protection regulations you should be aware of when hiring in the Netherlands and how Justworks EOR can help.

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How an EOR Can Help with Compliance in the Netherlands

Keeping your business compliant in the U.S. can be a big enough undertaking. Luckily Justworks EOR can help you simplify international hiring by clueing you in on local employment regulations in the Netherlands and save yourself the time and effort of establishing a local entity. Beyond compliance, get the support you need to establish a strong HR infrastructure to minimize the costs and risks of hiring and managing Dutch employees.

What HR Leaders Need to Know

If you want to hire in the Netherlands, a partner like Justworks EOR can help you make sense of Dutch labor laws to avoid costly fines or business disruptions.

Employment Contracts

Employment contracts are mandatory in the Netherlands and should include the terms and conditions of the working relationship. The Dutch Civil Code specifies employers provide employees with a written statement of essential employment terms. This should include job description and duties, place of work, salary and pay frequency, start date, statutory benefits, duration of employment, terms of probationary period (if applicable), notice periods for termination, working hours, and union membership (if applicable). Consulting a global EOR like Justworks can help meet the required standards and protect your business. 

Pay slips

You must provide employees with payslips for compensation transparency. The payslip should specify the hours worked, pay, and any overtime hours.

Working Hours 

Employees in the Netherlands usually work Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm up to 36 to 40 hours per week.

Labor Laws in the Netherlands

As you think about hiring in the Netherlands, these are the top labor laws to be aware of. Get guidance to help you navigate crucial labor laws with Justworks EOR.

Ready to Hire Confidently in the Netherlands?

Justworks EOR makes building your global team seamless by offering local expertise to help you understand the nuances of the talent market in the Netherlands. Save yourself the time and hassle of international hiring today.

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