Summary dismissal: the dismissal letter

19 February 2024

Summary dismissal: the dismissal letter

Shortly before the summer holidays, the Supreme Court delivered two rulings on summary dismissal. These refer to the urgent reason notice requirement in the dismissal letter and the claim for compensation from an employee who is summarily dismissed.

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16 February 2024

Considerations when buying (valuable) art

What are the most important considerations when buying art?

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The Fixed Lease Contracts Act

14 February 2024

The Fixed Lease Contracts Act

On 16 May 2023, the legislative proposal for the Fixed Lease Contracts Act (Wet vaste huurcontracten) was passed by the Lower House. The legislative proposal aims to abolish temporary tenancy contracts for residential accommodation, within the meaning of Article 7:271(1) of the Dutch Civil Code (Burgerlijk Wetboek).

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12 February 2024

Webinar ‘Employment law for HR professionals: update 2024’

Need a quick update on the latest developments in employment law? Amber Willemsen and Seliz Demirci will give a webinar 'Employment law for HR professionals: update 2024' on 27 February 2024.

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Spousal maintenance and earning capacity

12 February 2024

Spousal maintenance and earning capacity

After divorcing, you may have an obligation to pay spousal maintenance to your ex-spouse or you may be entitled to receive a contribution.

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Pension accrual of ‘bogus self-employed persons’ and ‘platform workers’

7 February 2024

Pension accrual of ‘bogus self-employed persons’ and ‘platform workers’

Last year, the Swedish EU presidency published a draft proposal for a European directive to protect platform workers and combat bogus self-employment.

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What information does a forced heir receive?

5 February 2024

What information does a forced heir receive?

A forced heir needs information to calculate their statutory share. They are entitled to inspect and take copies of all documents they need to calculate their statutory share. What is the extent of this right?

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Data breaches at pension funds: mismanagement

4 February 2024

Data breaches at pension funds: mismanagement?

Last year there was another incident: the e-mail addresses of hundreds of ABP participants were made publicly available. ABP is the largest mandatory pension fund in the Netherlands, administering the pensions of civil servants, with estimated assets of 500 billion euros.

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One-off maintenance payment

3 February 2024

One-off maintenance payment

After divorce, one of the partners may have a maintenance obligation in the form of child maintenance or partner maintenance. Maintenance is often paid by one ex-partner to the other on a monthly basis. It is also possible to pay maintenance to an ex-partner in the form of a one-off payment or lump sum.

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