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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Drastic changes to Dutch employment law

29 January 2015

On 1 January 2015 the first part of the Work and Security Act (Wet Werk en Zekerheid, WWZ) came into effect. This has already raised a fair number of questions from clients wondering how these new rules impact their day-to-day business, whether a transitional period applies and whether amendments to their existing employment agreements are necessary.

We provided an overview of the main changes of the WWZ in our previous client briefings of March and September 2014. This update is a follow up on those briefings in which we will briefly set out the implications of the WWZ per 1 January 2015 and provide for practical suggestions to deal with these changes.

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