Client Roundtable Series: Labor & Employment

Dutch Employment Law Developments: What Is the Impact on Your Business?

Jones Day's Amsterdam Office
Concertgebouwplein 20
1071 LN Amsterdam

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Registration/Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Roundtable
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Coffee

This breakfast roundtable will discuss the Dutch Balanced Labor Market Act (Wet Arbeidsmarkt in Balans), effective 1 January 2020, and other legislative changes entering into force this year.

We will focus on implications that are most relevant for your daily operations, such as the additional termination ground in practice, new employment contracts for on-call employees, and the calculation method for the transition payment. We will also discuss the Dutch Supreme Court's recent ruling on "dormant employment agreements" and Compensation for Transition Payment Regulations (Regeling Compensatie Transitievergoeding) in case of termination of the employment agreement after two years of illness.

We will conclude the session by looking ahead to potential developments of Dutch employment law based on, among other things, advice to be presented by the national Committee on the Regulation of Labor (Commissie Regulering van Werk).


This roundtable is for directors, HR professionals, and legal counsel. Depending on the participants, the roundtable will be conducted in either English or Dutch.

To register for the event, kindly email Stephanie Versteeg at before 14 February.


Irene H. Vermeeren-Keijzers, Partner
Selma Olthof, Associate
Kasper van Haaren, Associate


To ensure a high level of discussion, we have set a maximum capacity of 18 delegates. This client roundtable is accredited for one point by the Nederlandse orde van advocaten.


If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Versteeg at