Our specialized attorneys provide (international) companies, employer and employee associations, employee councils, and directors and employees with assistance and advice in all areas of labor and employment law. They excel in cases that require a smart, strategic approach that extends beyond the boundaries of labor and employment law. They create solutions and are fully prepared to take a case to trial if that is what is necessary for securing the best outcome for the client. In most cases, however, they are able to resolve disputes amicably so that the parties can maintain a cordial relationship moving forward.
Corporate Labor and Employment Law
Labor and employment law is a broad area of law that intersects with other areas of law such as corporate law, company law, and contract law. Wijn & Stael labor and employment attorneys have wide-ranging expertise and experience in all aspects of corporate labor and employment law, including remuneration policy (Wft / WNT [Dutch Financial Supervision Act / Senior Executives in the Public and Semi-Public Sector (Standards for Remuneration) Act]), co-partnership, such as SAR (Stock Appreciation Rights), incentive and option plans, co-determination rights, whistleblower protection programs and disputes between directors and supervisory directors.
Restructuring, Insourcing and Outsourcing
Companies and organizations are constantly looking for ways to become as future-proof as possible. Our labor and employment attorneys advise clients on the full spectrum of matters relating to the acquisition, closure or downsizing of business units, workforce reduction, transfer of undertakings, harmonization of terms and conditions of employment, and concurrence of collective agreements.
Ethics and Unwelcome Conduct
Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe work environment. Wijn & Stael labor and employment attorneys have extensive experience advising employers and employees in situations involving suspicions of ethical misconduct, fraud, or unwelcome conduct. This experience is crucial to avoid making procedural, strategic, legal or communication errors in the complex and sensitive context in which these types of issues occur.
Flexible Contracts and International Hires
Flexible workers, i.e. on-call workers, temporary workers, platform workers or independent contractors (with or without a management company), account for a large segment of the labor force in the Netherlands. And, increasingly, more and more foreign employees are working for Dutch companies from abroad. The regulations on flexible employment rules are constantly evolving. Our labor and employment attorneys keep a close eye on regulatory developments in order to prevent and mitigate financial and fiscal risks for clients through effective contracting.
Our clients can benefit from our vast knowledge and experience in a host of areas, including:
- Labor and employment disputes and dismissal;
- Compliance and ethics;
- Collective bargaining and striking rights;
- Co-determination and governance;
- Managing director;
- Remuneration policy and Senior Executives in the Public and Semi-Public Sector (Standards for Remuneration) Act (WNT);
- Acquisition, restructuring, insourcing and outsourcing;
- Employment terms and conditions;
- Flexible employment relationships;
- Disabling injury or illness and return to work;
- Litigation of labor and employment disputes before the Supreme Court.
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