What has changed as of July 1, 2023?

What has changed as of July 1, 2023?

Effective July 1, 2023, a number of changes were made to the laws and regulations of employment law. Listed below are the changes effective July 1, 2023:

Continued wage payment for sick AOW-eligible employee
Many workers feel fit enough to continue working after retirement. For this group, an enlightened labor law regime has been in place since the Working After State Pension Age Act. Since July 1, 2023, employees who become sick on or after July 1, 2023, are subject to a six-week salary continuation period.

New scheme for home-based cross-border workers
The government would like to facilitate more home working in cross-border situations. For social security purposes, since July 1, 2023, there is a regulation for home-based cross-border workers. The social security laws of the country where the employer is located may continue to apply if the home worker works less than 50% at home in his or her country of residence.

Giving vision of reintegration
Employers and sick employees must give their views on the reintegration process when preparing and updating the Plan of Action and the First-Year Evaluation. The change in the rules surrounding the reintegration process should strengthen the role of the employee and the employer and lead to greater involvement of both in the reintegration process.

New pension law
The Senate passed the Future Pensions Act (Wtp) in May 2023. By Jan. 1, 2028, funds must transition to the new system. The Wtp is going to completely shake up the Dutch pension system. Pension contracts must be adjusted and employers have quite a few choices to make. For now, it means that social partners and pension administrators have until July 1, 2027, to adapt their pension plans to the new legislation.

The Cabinet had big plans for labor law reform. This has been shelved now that the cabinet has fallen.

Questions about the above?

Please contact one of the employment lawyers at Sørensen Advocaten. Call: 010-2492444


Yvonne Sørensen