[2020-02-26] New Dutch Labour Law Legislation – L&A Employment Lawyers Round Table



On Wednesday 26 February, a small group of Dujat members gathered at the office of L&A Employment Lawyers for an interesting Round Table, focusing on the new Dutch labour law legislation. L&A Employment Lawyers has only joined our network as a member recently, so we were very pleased to get to know their team, and learn about employment law in an intimate and interactive setting.

We would like to thank Arlette Putker-Blees and Frederique de Jong for their detailed presentations, and of course thank you to all members who participated in this seminar. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming DUJAT / L&A Employment Lawyers Round Table, taking place on Wednesday 26 February in Amsterdam.

Dutch employment law has changed significantly with the WAB that came into force from January 1st 2020. The changes are a result of criticism on the former employment law legislation. The main purpose of the WAB is making it more attractive for employers to hire employees on a permanent basis.

This seminar will focus on Dutch dismissal law and the main changes in the Dutch Balanced Labour Market act (‘WAB’). The round table will be organized for a maximum of 20 guests.

The programme will feature Arlette Putker-Blees, one of the founders and Managing Partner of L&A Employment Lawyers, and Frederique de Jong, a senior associate, who will both give a detailed presentation.

We are also very pleased that Willem Visser ‘t Hooft, lecturer in socio-legal studies and criminology at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), is also able to attend. He will lead the Q&A, and translate Japanese-English for our round table guests if necessary.

Event date: Wednesday 26 February

Time: 15:00 – 18:00 (incl. networking reception)

Location: L&A Employment Lawyers, De Cuserstraat 91, 1081 CN Amsterdam

Admission: Free of Charge (members only, one representative per company)


15:00   Registration, coffee / tea

15:15   Welcome by Arlette Putker-Blees (Managing Partner L&A Lawyers)

15:20   Dismissal law in the Netherlands as of January 1, 2020 by Arlette Putker-Blees

16:00   Other main changes in Dutch employment law due to the Dutch Balanced Labour Market act (WAB) by Frederique de Jong

16:40   Q&A led by Willem Visser ‘t Hooft (Lecturer at LIAS, Business Advisor at Tsunagari B.V.)

16:55   Closing Remarks by Christa de Kemp (Managing Director Dujat)

17:00   Drinks & Networking

18:00   End of Event

This event is for members only. If you are member of Dujat and did not receive an invitation, please contact vangastel@dujat.nl.