Dutch employment law

Dismissal and termination of employment agreement

Legal action on dismissal often concerns disputes on summary dismissal, dismissal during illness, dismissal due to unsatisfactory performance, or a non-competition clause or non-solicitation clause. The employment lawyer at AMS Attorneys has a great deal of experience in these types of cases, acting both for employers and employees. The AMS lawyer can also offer advice on the amount of severance pay at termination of the employment contract, which is calculated based on the rules of the transitional severance payment.

Severance benefits in the Netherlands

There are various types of severance benefits. Dutch law regulates such compensation as (neutral) transition severance payment, for example, and reasonable compensation if the employer is culpable for the dismissal. In addition, in the Netherlands, there are also types of compensation agreed to by both employer and employee (sometimes referred to as “golden handshakes” or “golden parachutes”). These types of compensation are generally recorded in a so-called “termination agreement” or settlement agreement.

Dutch employment lawyer

The AMS attorney also counsels larger and smaller companies for restructuring. Restructuring or reorganization may involve collective dismissal (also called: mass layoff). Not only on how the restructuring shall be implemented, but also on the contents of a possible redundancy plan. On the other hand, our employment lawyers often act for employees who are dismissed during restructuring. Because our attorneys often act both for employers as for employees, they are very capable, without tunnel vision, to counsel in all employment law issues.

Employment lawyers in The Netherlands

The employment law attorneys from our law firm regularly counsel their clients on the contents of employment contracts. For example, they often draft employment contracts that the employer can then apply in his company. Furthermore, our lawyers advise their clients on all other issues related to employment law, such as the mandatory works council and the dismissal of company directors (managing directors). Several clients ask our employment lawyer to conduct an annual audit to see whether the employment contracts are still up-to-date. Also, by instruction of his clients, the employment lawyer regularly drafts special employment contracts, such as an employment contract for a managing director-major shareholder or for an expat.

Dutch law firm AMS

Law firm AMS is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Our attorneys have gained a broad experience in advising and litigating for (international) companies and individuals. The lawyers are highly involved with their client’s interests and offer a sharp and transparent fee structure. Should you require more information on employment law, or should you have any question about litigation in The Netherlands, feel free to contact us.