Employment Law

Wintertaling has many years of combined in-depth experience in employment law to advise on any employment-law issue involving you as an employer or hirer of labour.

Changes to Dutch employment legislation (Wet Werk en Zekerheid) mean that employers will need to update their employment contracts, which Wintertaling can assist with. In addition, we defend clients in all types of contentious employment matters before the courts and the Dutch labour office (UWV). Here are just some of our areas of expertise:

•  Dismissal/redundancy
•  Breach of employment contract
•  Employee participation
•  Wage claims
•  Issues of privacy

However, a substantial portion of our employment practice is devoted to counselling clients in order to avoid expensive and time-consuming litigation, especially in cases of dismissal or redundancy, where spot on advice at an early stage is absolutely vital.

Where necessary, decisive but carefully considered proceedings will be commenced by our experienced litigators, always underpinning a practical and tactical approach with a solid legal basis. Wintertaling has an impressive track record of court room victories in numerous cases.

We stand out from the rest by our specialist expertise in flexible labour; such as hiring through temp agencies, on-call contracts, zero-hours contracts, and pay rolling.

Collective labour agreements and waiver proceedings are also areas where we have extensive experience.