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van Orsouw17-05-2022 12:17 PM

Apply for paid parental leave at UWV

As of August 2, 2022, employees will have the option of receiving benefits during 9 of the 26 weeks of parental leave. For this, the employer must submit an application to the UWV, after which the agency pays the benefit to the employer.

Legally, parental leave is currently unpaid. The Paid Parental Leave Act (WBO) (article) ensures that as of August 2, 2022, an employee can take nine weeks of parental leave for each child with benefit from UWV, provided that this leave falls within the child's first year of life. The same system applies to the benefit as to other benefits based on the Work and Care Act (WAZO): in principle, the employer applies for the benefit, although the UWV also corresponds with the employee about the application in order to reduce the risk of abuse of the scheme. The employer submits the application via Verzuimmelder or Digipoort, or with the form 'Application for WAZO benefit' on

Employer pays benefit to employee

For 'regular' employees, the benefit amounts to 70% of their daily wage, but no more than 70% of the maximum daily wage. The maximum daily wage is currently € 228.76. For employees...
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Together Abroad02-05-2022 11:55 AM

After two long years of pandemic restrictions, we at VTH are thrilled to announce that we're finally holding in-person events once again! For our first event, we'll be holding our popular Mix & Match Volunteer Job Fair on Thursday, 19 May! Join us to meet representatives from local NGOs and service organizations, meet fellow expats so that you can expand your social and professional circles, and learn important tips about the job market and volunteering from our guest speakers. Space is limited, so visit the event page to learn more about the event and register:

Interested in volunteering? Then come visit booths with local non-profits that are eager to work with volunteers and do not require Dutch language fluency, and mingle with fellow internationals! Join Volunteer The Hague project and dozens of the local non-profits on Thursday, 19 May for a Mix & Match Volunteer Job Fair, taking place from 11:30 to 14:30 at The Hague Humanity Hub City Centre!
During the event, there will be two special guests who will speak about topics of great importance in our community. As always, this event will be attended by many other local expats with whom you can network and...
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van Orsouw04-04-2022 12:50 PM
  You are invited to join our Expert Talk webinar:
  “Post Covid Dutch & European Employment;
Legal Trends and Necessities"
  Presented by Alain Camonier –Founder and joined owner of Pallas Employment Law, Michelle Maaien – Attorney at Law at Pallas Employment Law & our own expert Emmanuele van Houdenhoven - Collard - Sales & Recruitment Manager of Undutchables.   Register here Is 2022 really "the year of the employee"? In the current candidates' market, higher salaries, sign-on bonuses and permanent contracts, appear to be the latest Talent Acquisition tools.    
How can employers in the Netherlands then simply attract and retain employees in Europe while maintaining a level of flexibility?
The new European Directives may offer you a creative perspective in the Post-Covid - remote - employment landscape.

The following topics will be discussed: Hiring and retention of staff, while also maintaining flexibility; EU Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions in the EU; Remote working in another country with a Dutch employer; Experiences with the EU Posting of Workers Directive.
Is one of these topics relevant to your company, join the discussion and learn more from our experts.   8 April 2022 - Online via Zoom From 10.00...
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van Orsouw22-02-2022 5:15 PM
Don't stare at the nice gross salary advertised in the job posting. What matters most is what you are left with at the end of the day. In this article, you'll read why there is a big difference between gross and net, and how to calculate that difference yourself.
Your contract or CAO states exactly how much you earn. You agreed with this with your employer when you started working. We call this your gross salary. But that amount is not what you get paid at the end of the month; that is your net pay, and it is always considerably lower than the gross amount in your contract. For example, if you earn 2,500 euros gross, you will probably have just over 2,000 euros 'clean' leftover net. Why is your net salary lower than gross?
Over the amount mentioned in your contract, your gross salary, you pay income tax and some premiums. This applies to everyone who works and is arranged by your employer. So you don't have to do anything about it yourself, you only have to look at the amount you get paid at the end of the month on your bank account. The tax and contributions have already been...
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van Orsouw15-02-2022 3:56 PM
We are going German! Join our German Candidate Week February 21st - 25th
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From DACH to DUTCH. Erfahre wie du bequem von deinem eigenen Wohnzimmer aus in den niederländischen Arbeitsmarkt einsteigen kannst. In der Woche vom 21. Februar veranstalten wir Online-Informationsveranstaltungen, die von Deutschsprachigen für Deutschsprachige entwickelt wurden. Freue dich auf einen spannenden Austausch mit unseren Experten! Sie werden u.a. über folgende Themen sprechen:

• Niederländisches Arbeitsrecht

• Einen Job in den Niederlanden finden

• Kulturelle Unterschiede zwischen Deutschland und den Niederlanden

Die Veranstaltung finden auf Deutsch statt und bieten dir die Möglichkeit auch andere Deutschsprachige kennenzulernen.

Der Ablauf:
15:45 - 16:00 Melde dich bei Zoom an
16:00 - 17:00 Workshop

Einführung in das niederländische Arbeitsrecht mit Wiebke Bonnet-Vogler                                                                                                
Datum: Montag, 21. Februar
Ort: Online                                                                                                                            
Online registrieren                                                                                                          Jobsuche in den Niederlanden mit Moritz Sahay
Datum: Mittwoch, 23. Februar
Ort: Online
Online registrieren Leben und Arbeiten in den Niederlanden - Kulturelle Unterschiede und was dich erwartet mit Nina Pfisterer
Datum: Freitag, 25. Februar
Ort: Online
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----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From DACH to Dutch. Learn how to jump into the Dutch job market from the comfort of your own living room. In the week of February 21st we are hosting online employment events...
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