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Lady Justice
Dec 30 '16 12:54

The Netherlands is implementing a total of 50 changes to Dutch law as of January 1st, 2017. These changes affect everything from the minimum wage and what is covered in the basic health insurance package to the amount in mortgage you can borrow when buying a house.

The Dutch government published their annual roundup of law changes in the week before Christmas, broken down into nine categories. Find the summary below.

Dec 21 '16 16:05

The future holds better education, more space for the individual and more customization when it comes to work and learning for the Netherlands, according to the social and cultural planning office SCP's expectation for the Netherlands in 2050. But with that bigger disparities between people who can and can not keep up with developments and a bigger economic divide, NU.nl reports. 

The SCP published its report titled "Into the future" on Wednesday. It discusses the main issues the Netherlands will face between now and 2050.

Sep 23 '15 11:21

After a decision by the national government to reduce subsidies to households with at least one undocumented resident, the city of Amsterdam says it will help bridge the gap for struggling families. The city says that as of July 1 the Netherlands no longer counts undocumented people as dependents, meaning their expenses do not count in the official calculation of a household's expenses.

Jul 13 '15 14:41

Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs wants to break through the taboo of people suffering of cancer and working regular jobs. The Minister will launch an investigation into a possible test with a so-called no-risk policy, in which employers can hire someone with cancer and work harder at reintegration without any financial risk

Jun 18 '15 16:08

The increase in employment between March and May is almost entirely due to a rising number of women in the workforce, reports Statistics Netherlands (CBS). The number of working men remained stable during the period.

Jun 3 '15 15:17

The wage gap between men and women is on the decline again this year, according to the Monsterboard Wage Index. While the average gross hourly wage of women remain unchanged at 13.86 euros, the average earned by men fell from 15.19 to 14.72, a drop of three percent.

May 21 '15 16:30

The number of people in employment in February-April increased by an average of two thousand a month, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Growth in employment was most noticeable among the youth and those aged 45 and above.

Jan 1 '15 17:41

Here follows a list of all the changes in law for this year, broken down into their relevant categories, according to statements released by the Dutch government, and compiled by the NL Times. As 2015 was ushered in across the Netherlands, 63 new laws and rules changes also came into effect. Amongst these are a minimum wage increase, changes to rules regarding temporary and permanent work contracts, a hike in cigarette taxes, a drop in the maximum allowable mortgage, a bumped up retirement age, and a rise in train costs.

Nov 24 '14 22:51

About half of Dutch employees took no sick leave in all of 2013, Statistics Netherlands stated in a new report. Some 48% of employees applied for one or more days of sick leave last year, with fewer than a fourth of all sick leave being caused by work-related illness or accident.

Sep 30 '14 14:45

With only three months to go, there is almost no staff at City Hall who expect that the transfer of new responsibilities to municipalities will go smoothly.

Aug 12 '14 10:02

Research from Multiscope shows that the tendency to continue work during the holidays is increasing. The wider availability of internet via wifi is making accessing work during vacation time easier, the NOS reports.

May 19 '14 10:56

The number of workers with flexible working times, including freelancers or temps, will increase rapidly in the coming years. According to research from TNO, last year one in four workers were part time workers. This number will increase in 2020 to amount to possible one third of the total work force.

Mar 26 '14 13:00

According to research, 45 percent of women have had a negative experience at work during their pregnancy. The Council for Human Rights is calling on minister Asscher of Social Affairs and Employment to do something about this, the NOS reports.

Aug 16 '13 08:47

A latest study from the Netherlands found that feeling incapable at work may decrease one's chances of achieving professional accomplishment and personal happiness.