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Areas of law

Van den Heuvel delivers services in the following areas of law:

  • Dutch and European employment law
  • Alien law, the employment aspects (no visa or residency permit cases)
  • Human rights

In the area of Dutch employment law you can expect services regarding matters such as:

  • Dismissals (due to disfunctioning, gross misconduct, after two years illness etc.)
  • redundancies (due to reorganization, economic welfare reasons etc.)
  • changes in employment and labor conditions, noncompetition clauses, illness and disability, et cetera.

When a labor conflict leads to dismissal, it is prudent to seek legal advice in an early stage. Experience shows that parties make the wrong choices already in the first phase of the procedure, with unnecessary escalation or complication as a consequence. Sound legal advice, guidance and mediation can prevent this.

Our office can advise you on the best solution for termination of an employment relation. If this takes the form of a termination agreement, we can advise you on the content, whether the correct notices have been taken into consideration, whether the termination compensation has been calculated correctly (N.B. until July 2015 this will be still done according to the so called ‘kanton judges formula’, after July 2015 the new ‘Law work and security’ will come into effect and the ‘transition compensation’ will become the norm). This so as to prevent unnecessary court proceedings. In case mutual agreement is not an option, our office can represent you in court.

In the area of European employment law and alien law, our office offers consult regarding the legal aspects of labor immigration and foreign employees: work permits in the context of the Law on labor by aliens (Werk arbeid vreemdelingen); the overlap with residency permits; when a work permit is needed and how to avoid or successfully fight fines; in case of transboundary labor, the determination of applicable law regarding labor contracts (Dutch or foreign law), which legal rules apply regarding labor and employment conditions such as minimum wage, working times et cetera.

For human rights, see the link 'CSR and human rights'.