Netherlands: The Government's Resignation Likely Delays Labour Market Reforms – L&E Global

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In April of this year, the Government announced its new plans
for labour market reforms, including the elimination of on-call
contracts and stricter rules on the number of consecutive
fixed-term contracts. The legislation was expected to be submitted
to the House of Representatives in the spring of 2024. However,
with the Government having tendered its resignation last week, it
is likely that these plans will be postponed.

In September, the House of Representatives will meet to decide
whether the proposed legislation can proceed or whether it will be
declared controversial. If the latter is the case, the proposed
reforms cannot be implemented until the next Government. Elections
are likely to be held in November, after which it may be some time
before there is a new Government. Therefore, it remains uncertain
whether if and when the proposed plans will be implemented.

Key Action Points for Human Resources and In-house Counsel

Proposed labour market reforms may be delayed or cancelled and
therefore it is important to monitor developments closely. If there
are any new developments, we will keep you informed.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general
guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought
about your specific circumstances.

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