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A case in the Netherlands

A criminal case in the Netherlands

In criminal proceedings, a lawsuit is brought against the accused by the Public Prosecutor’s Office (OM). The OM is represented by a public prosecutor. The criminal proceedings usually start with the police, after which the prosecutor decides whether to prosecute the suspect. If the public prosecutor proceeds to prosecute the suspect, the case ends up […]

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Recognition as a sponsor

Recognition as a sponsor

Companies regularly bring employees from abroad to the Netherlands. Recognition as a sponsor is mandatory if your company wants to apply for a residence permit for one of the following purposes of stay: highly skilled migrant, researchers within the meaning of Directive EU 2016/801, study, au pair, or exchange. When do you apply for Recognition

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Sample letter of wage claim

Sample letter of wage claim

When you have performed labour as an employee, you are entitled to wages. The specifications surrounding the payment of wages are regulated in the employment contract. If the employer does not pay the wages (on time), it is in default and you can file a wage claim. When to file wage claim? There are several

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Notice of default example

Notice of default example

What is a notice of default? Unfortunately, it happens often enough that a contracting party fails to fulfil its obligations, or fails to do so on time or properly. A notice of default gives this party another opportunity to (properly) comply within a reasonable period. After expiry of the reasonable period – mentioned in the

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Checklist personnel file AVG

Checklist personnel file AVG

As an employer, it is important to store your employees’ data properly. In doing so, you are obliged to keep personnel records of employees’ personal data. When storing such data, the Privacy Act General Data Protection Regulation (AVG) and the Implementation Act General Data Protection Regulation (UAVG) must be taken into account. The AVG imposes

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Share capital

Share capital

What is share capital? Share capital is equity divided into shares of a company. It is the capital stipulated in the company agreement or articles of association. A company’s share capital is the amount at which a company has issued or can issue shares to shareholders. Share capital is also part of a company’s liabilities. Liabilities are debts

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Fixed-term employment contract

Fixed-term employment contract

Whereas fixed-term employment contracts used to be the exception, they seem to have become the rule. A fixed-term employment contract is also called a temporary employment contract. Such an employment contract is concluded for a limited period. It is often concluded for six months or a year. In addition, this contract can also be concluded

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Is a pension scheme mandatory?

Is a pension scheme mandatory?

Yes and no! The main rule is that an employer is not obliged to offer a pension scheme to employees. In addition, in principle, employees are not obliged to participate in a pension scheme provided by the employer. In practice, however, there are many situations where this main rule does not apply, leaving an employer

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What are the employer's obligations under the Working Conditions Act?

What are the employer’s obligations under the Working Conditions Act?

Every employee of a company must be able to work safely and healthily. The Working Conditions Act (further abbreviated as Arbowet) is part of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, which consists of rules and guidelines to promote a safe working environment. The Working Conditions Act contains obligations with which employers and employees must comply.

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When does a claim expire?

When does a claim expire?

If you want to collect an outstanding debt after a long time, there may be a risk that the debt is time-barred. Claims for damages or claims may also be time-barred. How does prescription work, what are limitation periods, and when do they start to run?  What is a limitation of a claim? A claim is time-barred if the creditor

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What is a claim?

What is a claim?

A claim is simply a demand someone has on another, i.e., a person or company. A claim often consists of a money claim, but it can also be a claim for a give or make a claim from undue payment or a claim for damages. A creditor is a person or company that is owed a

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Employee obligations during illness

Employee obligations during illness

Employees have certain obligations to fulfill when they become ill and are sick. A sick employee must report sick, provide certain information and comply with further regulations. When absenteeism occurs, both employer and employee have rights and obligations. In outline, these are the primary obligations of the employee: The employee must report sick to the

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Goods legally viewed

When talking about property in the legal world, it often has a different meaning than you are usually used to. Goods include things and property rights. But what does this actually mean? You can read more about this in this blog. Goods The subject property includes goods and property rights. Goods can be divided into

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Changes in employment law

Changes in employment law

The labour market is constantly changing due to various factors. One is the needs of employees. These needs create friction between employer and employees. This causes the rules of labour law to have to change along with them. As of 1 August 2022, a number of important changes have been introduced within labour law. Through

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Additional sanctions against Russia

After seven sanctions packages introduced by the government against Russia, an eighth sanctions package has now also been introduced on 6 October 2022. These sanctions come on top of measures imposed against Russia in 2014 for annexing Crimea and failing to implement the Minsk agreements. The measures focus on economic sanctions and diplomatic measures. The

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Obtaining Dutch nationality

Obtaining Dutch nationality

Do you want to come to the Netherlands to work, study or stay with your family/partner? A residence permit can be issued if you have a legitimate purpose of stay. The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) issues residence permits for both temporary and permanent residence depending on your situation. After continuous legal residence in the

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Knowledge migrant

Would you like a highly educated foreign employee to come to the Netherlands to work for your company? That is possible! In this blog, you can read about the conditions under which a highly skilled migrant can work in the Netherlands. Knowledge migrants with free access It should be noted that knowledge migrants from certain

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I want to seize!

You have made a large delivery to one of your customers, but the buyer does not pay the amount due. What can you do? In these cases, you can have the buyer’s goods seized. However, this is subject to certain conditions. In addition, there are different types of seizures. In this blog, you will read

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Quick divorce: how do you do it?

Quick divorce: how do you do it?

Divorce is almost always an emotionally difficult event. However, how a divorce proceeds can make all the difference. Ideally, everyone would like to get the divorce over with as quickly as possible. But how do you do that? Tip 1: Prevent arguments with your ex-partner The most important tip when it comes to divorcing quickly

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Help, I am arrested

When you are stopped as a suspect by an investigating officer, he has the right to establish your identity so that he knows who he is dealing with. However, the arrest of a suspect can occur in two ways, red-handed or not red-handed. Red-handed Have you been discovered in the act of committing a criminal

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When is a lawyer required?

When is a lawyer required?

You have received a summons and must soon appear before the judge who will rule on your case or you may want to start a procedure yourself. When is hiring a lawyer to assist you in your legal dispute a choice and when is hiring a lawyer mandatory? The answer to this question depends on

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