Mr. J. Snijder

Joyce

Attorney

Joyce joined Wijn & Stael in 2008, she works in employment law and specializes in flexible employment relationships. Joyce represents a variety of major players active in the flexible labour market, both suppliers and hirers. She advises clients on various matters, including structuring their business models and contract documentation. She regularly advises and litigates on temporary agency work, secondment, payrolling, contracting and supplying and hiring employees and self-employed workers.

Joyce is a committed attorney with a keen eye for detail. She enjoys working closely with her clients for the purpose of reaching solid, satisfactory solutions. Her clients greatly appreciate her pragmatic approach.

Joyce arranges seminars and (in-house) workshops and publishes regularly on flexible employment relationships, an area of law that is evolving rapidly. In fact, Joyce was recommended by both the 2018 and 2019 editions of Legal 500 for her specific knowledge and expertise in precisely this area.

Recent cases in which Joyce represented and advised clients include:

-Advising a leading Dutch company on hiring international workers and drawing up the temporary employment agreements.
-Advising a number of players in the flexible labour market on the substance of the Balanced Labour Market Act (WAB) and identifying the consequences of this legislation. Also advising on reorganising business processes and structures to offset the consequences of the WAB.
-Advising an employer facing demands from a temporary employment agency to pay a penalty for directly hiring an agency worker.
-Advising various clients on the applicability of the Placement of Personnel by Intermediaries Act (Waadi) and the resulting prohibitions and obligations, including the ban on obstructions and the requirement to pay user company remuneration.
-Representing a number of clients facing demands by the Pension Fund for Personnel Services (StiPP) to pay pension premiums. Also advising on the potential to request an exemption.
-Advising several clients on the applicability of the collective labour agreement of the Federation of Private Employment Agencies (ABU) and the Dutch Association of Intermediary Organizations and Temporary Employment Agencies (NBBU). Drawing up temporary employment agency contracts and general terms and conditions for a temporary employment agency.
-Drawing up agreements for supplying and hiring employees and self-employed workers that include provisions for vicarious tax liability.

RECOMMENDATION

  • Legal 500 - 2020: Employment
    Testamonial: "really stands out on her knowledge on Labour law in the flex-market (contingent workforce)"

ADDITIONAL POSITIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of the Dutch Employment Attorneys Association (VAAN)
  • Member of theAssociation of Employment Law Lawyers in the Middle Netherlands (VAAMN)
  • Member of the Advisory Committee on Employment Law of the Netherlands Bar Association

EDUCATION

  • Postgraduate programme in Employment Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2015)
  • Business Law, Groningen University (2007)

REGISTER OF LEGAL PRACTICE AREAS

Joyce has registered the following principal (and secondary) legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

  • Labour law

Based on this registration, she is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.