Posting in the Netherlands

The Working Conditions Posted Workers Act in the European Union (WagwEU in Dutch) has been in force since 1 June 2016. The Act governs the employment conditions to which employees of European companies are entitled when they temporarily work in the Netherlands providing transnational services. This law has created various obligations that make it possible to monitor compliance by European companies with these employment conditions, including information, administration, and notification obligations.

Under the WagwEU, EU-based companies established outside the Netherlands that temporarily post employees to the Netherlands are subject to an obligation to report as of 1 March 2020 (moratorium of six months applies until 1 September 2020).

For more information, please see here.

For more information on the revised directive, please see here.