Employment law

Labour law keeps pace with the developments in society. Our team of specialists advise and guide large and small employers, directors, HR-managers and HR-advisers on a daily basis on all legal issues concerning labour. We are thus able to provide up-to-date, practical and sound strategic advice on complex labour law issues. We are also very much at home in individual dismissal procedures. We assist both employers and employees in these processes.

Strategic advice

The world around us is becoming increasingly complex and so are labour law issues. With our strategic advice, your organisation can anticipate. You can contact DeHaan for strategic labour law advice on subjects such as terms of employment and regulations, codes of conduct, changes to terms of employment, illness and sustainable employability, interpretation and application of collective labour agreements, reorganisation, restructuring, transfer of company, mergers, takeovers and governance issues.

Individual dismissal procedures

An individual dismissal process is always customised. Because employment law has many exceptions and special rules, it is important to avoid problems. Do not wait too long to consult a specialist! Our way of working is characterised by good communication, attention to your concerns, a thorough analysis of your case and a clear plan of action. Our goal is to prevent you from running an irresponsible financial risk or unintentionally ending up in court. Our preference is always to find a practical solution. That way, legal costs remain manageable.

Tailored proactive advice

We can advise and assist in matters such as:

  • dysfunction, disciplinary measures and employment conflicts;
  • reorganisation, restructuring and collective dismissal;
  • disability, reintegration and WIA (Work and Income (Capacity for Work) Act) issues;
  • summary dismissal;
  • dismissal of statutory directors;
  • drafting and (unilateral) amendment of employment conditions;
  • WNT and governance;
  • non-competition clause, non-solicitation clause, protection of trade secrets;
  • transfer of undertaking;
  • flexible employment relationships and ZZP (wet DBA (Assessment of Employment Relationships (Deregulation) Act)
  • pension issues;
  • employee participation.

Public employment law and public service law

Employment law in (semi-)public institutions differs considerably from ordinary employment law. Since 1 January 2020, a large part of the civil servants (e.g., municipalities, provinces, water boards) is subject to ordinary labour law on the grounds of the WNRA (Public Servants (Standardization of Legal Status) Act). Nevertheless, special rules continue to apply. For another part of the civil service, public service law applies, with its own legal position regulations, administrative procedures and rules. At DeHaan, we can help with issues in these areas too.

Education law

Education law brings together various areas of law. In the field of employment law, a distinction is made between public education and special education.

Employee participation law

Through co-determination, employees can influence the policy of the company they work for. This is governed by special rules. We know how to deal with trade unions and legal obligations, such as under the Works Councils Act (WOR) and in the case of sector-specific employee participation (particularly in healthcare and education). 

Sharing our knowledge

We believe that sharing our knowledge is very important. Our legal assistance is the product of our knowledge in combination with the cooperation with our clients and relations. Sharing knowledge with our clients and relations ensures that our advice can be of a high quality. At least twice a year, we organise a knowledge session or webinar especially for our clients. During these knowledge sessions we discuss current affairs, relevant case law and changes in the law. It is also possible to organise a training session in consultation with us, which is fully geared to your organisation. Furthermore, we regularly send mailings, publish blogs and post messages on LinkedIn.