Just two years after opening its first Dutch store in Amsterdam, Hudson's Bay announced that it is leaving the Netherlands. The Canadian department store chain will close its 15 Dutch branches, where around 1,400 people work, by the end ot this year, NOS reports.
The ROC Mondriaan in The Hague dismissed a teacher because he called a student a "terrorist" while speaking in the teacher's room. The dismissal was justified, the court in The Hague ruled, RTL Nieuws reports.
With the new year starting, the Dutch government is implementing a number of new laws and changing some existing ones. Below is an explanation of changes to the law applying to work and income.
Dutch railway company NS paid a total of over half a million euros in severance pay to two senior executives last year, according to the company's annual report published on Tuesday. The report states that NS paid "two managers in key positions" a total of 566,956 euros in severance pay, RTL Nieuws reports.
All that is known about these two executives is that they were not on the board of directors, according to the broadcaster. Exactly who they are, what functions they filled, why they left NS and how the money was divided between them is unclear.
The court in The Hague granted a fired worker a transition allowance - previously known as severance pay - despite the fact that he used cocaine during or shortly before work and caused a workplace accident, Z24 reports. According to the court, the worker's actions were not "seriously culpable".
The court has rejected the claim for severance pay from the former Dutch Central Bank employee who led a double life as a SM mistress. The woman firmly denies that she prostituted herself and demand 200 thousand euros in severance pay.
Former NS CEO Timo Huges will receive a settlement of 175 thousand euros from his former employer. This amount consists of 6 months' salary, in accordance with his notice period. He will not be receiving any severance pay or bonuses
In another effort to avoid the severance pay attached to the new Work and Security Act that was implemented on July 1st, employers are now keeping sick workers employed on a dormant, unpaid basis, instead of dismissing them. By doing so they do not have to pay those workers thousands of euros for the so-called transition allowance, the Volkskrant reports.
Nearly 200 organizations are laying off employees because of the introduction of the new worker protection law in July, according to labor union CNV. Temporary workers who have worked with a company for at least two years are entitled to severance pay under the new legislation.
Louise Gunning will not receive severance pay now that she has resigned as the chairman of the University of Amsterdam's Executive Board, a spokesperson for the supervisory board announced.
Labor union CNV is starting a hotline for people dealing with employment abuses as a result of the new Work and Security law that comes into effect on July 1, the union said on Friday morning. The law makes it easier for flexible contract workers, freelancers and temporary hires to get severance packages if they are let go.
Companies are trying to avoid the new dismissal rules taking effect in the Netherlands on July 1st by prematurely dismissing temporary workers on a large scale, Volkskrant reports based on emails and documents seen by the newspaper. Companies are dismissing temp workers to avoid having to pay the statutory severance pay from July.
Workers at the Philip Morris cigarette factory in Bergen op Zoom are on strike today. They are demanding that the direction meets them halfway with a better social plan, the NOS reports.
The damage to the pensions of the 1230 employees who lost their jobs due to the closing of the Philip Morris (PM) factory in Bergen op Zoom runs into the hundreds of millions. This comes from unions on the basis of research they have had done, the Volkskrant reports.
Cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris must compensate for its workers according to the old contract. The company says that this means the severance pay for the affected workers is about 30 percent higher than via the current valid calculation method.
It was announced, Friday, that Randstad CEO, Ben Noteboom, was fired by the Supervisory Board in October 2013. Noteboom received a generous severance payment of € 2.6 million.
2014 kicks off with several changes, that will not go unnoticed. An overview.
If it is up to the Minister of Finance, bonuses in the financial sector will be limited to up to 20 percent of the fixed salary, starting 2015. Minister of Finance, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, wrote this in a letter to Parliament, Tuesday afternoon.