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Do these 5 components count when calculating holiday pay?

Do these 5 components count when calculating holiday pay?

In the past it was relatively easy to determine holiday pay (vacation wages). In general,…

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Real estate: purchase agreement or not?

Real estate: purchase agreement or not?

It is striking how often there is discussion about whether or not a purchase agreement…

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Interesting judgment: moving for Ajax?

Interesting judgment: moving for Ajax?

In August 2018, the Rotterdam District Court issued an interesting judgment that I wish to…

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The establishment and rights of the European Works Council

The establishment and rights of the European Works Council

At the end of last year, the Court of Rotterdam made a rare ruling on…

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Inheritance Day 2019 – what it is and why it matters

Inheritance Day 2019 – what it is and why it matters

Friday, March 22 is Inheritance Day 2019 in the Netherlands. On this day, you can…

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The ex-civil servant and the right to transitional compensation

The ex-civil servant and the right to transitional compensation

From 2020, civil servants in the Netherlands will be entitled to a transition allowance on…

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The choice of forum in international divorces

The choice of forum in international divorces

Marjet Groenleer wrote an article about international divorce this month for the Divorce Bulletin (2019,…

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A good time to buy art

A good time to buy art

Winter is a great time to buy art, especially with lavish art fairs approaching such…

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Netherlands Commercial Court to open its doors soon

Netherlands Commercial Court to open its doors soon

International trade plays a significant role in the Netherlands. In order to be able to…

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Statutory indexation of child and spousal alimony 2019

Statutory indexation of child and spousal alimony 2019

Each year, the Minister of Justice determines the alimony index. This means that the alimony…

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Being late for work could get you fired

Being late for work could get you fired

An employee’s working hours are often defined within the employment contract – however in practice,…

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French court orders restitution of looted Pissarro – does this set a precedent?

French court orders restitution of looted Pissarro – does this set a precedent?

On 2 October 2018, the Paris Court of Appeal confirmed the 2017 judgment that resulted…

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Chinese Mummy Buddha Statue Case

Chinese Mummy Buddha Statue Case

On 31 October 2018, the Amsterdam District Court dealt with additional evidence that was submitted…

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Limited duration for alimony: an update

Limited duration for alimony: an update

Significant criticism followed the submission of a bill in 2015 which proposed a change to…

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How to get justice for a personal injury in the Netherlands

How to get justice for a personal injury in the Netherlands

Every year, thousands of people suffer personal injuries, yet relatively few of them take legal…

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International access arrangements – 3 key considerations

International access arrangements – 3 key considerations

There are more and more international relationships and marriages. Unfortunately, this also means an increase…

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