Entries by Hanna Van Eijk

HDK in The Legal 500

HDK is proud to announce its ranking and recommendation as a leading law firm in the field of employment law in The Legal 500 EMEA 2019, published yesterday. HDK attracts praise for being ‘flexible and giving on the mark advice and guidance with clear business acumen’ and offering ‘true value for money’. We are also […]

HDK in The Legal 500

HDK is proud to announce its ranking and recommendation as a leading law firm in The Legal 500 EMEA 2018, published today. HDK has been recommended in the field of employment law: “Consistently acting for high-profile clients on reorganisations and in litigation, ‘pragmatic, highly experienced’ employment boutique HDK Advocaten also advises domestic and international law […]

Ranked in Chambers Europe 2017

We are very proud that today Chambers has again ranked us as one of the leading Dutch employment law firms. It is the outcome of numerous in-depth interviews of our clients and peers and we thank them for the positive referrals and recommendations. The Chambers EMEA Guide 2017 states the following about us: “The HDK […]

HDK in The Legal 500 and Chambers

HDK is proud to announce its ranking and recommendation as a leading law firm in the recently published edition of The Legal 500 EMEA 2016. In addition, we are proud to announce that Juliette Huyzer is included as a “highly recommended and leading lawyer” in the 2016 Chambers Europe legal directory. Strengths “What I really […]

Significant changes in employment law in force as of today

Today (1 July 2015) some major amendments in Dutch employment law came into force: As a result of the Work and Security Act (Wet Werk en Zekerheid) the dismissal system changed drastically. Furthermore, the Act on Combating Sham Arrangements (Wet Aanpak Schijnconstructies) entered into force partially and the provisions regarding leave and working hours are […]

Employer makes mistake with probationary period under Work and Security Act

The first decision under the Work and Security Act (‘WWZ’) regarding the probationary period has been published. The case can be summarized as follows: As of 1 March 2015, an employer and employee concluded an employment agreement for a definite period of six months with a probationary period of one month. During the probationary period, […]

Dismissal forms for the UWV-procedure are published

On 8 June 2015, the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV) published the forms to request a dismissal permit due to (i) business economic reasons and (ii) long-term occupational disability. These are the a-ground and b-ground as stated in article 7:669 paragraph 3 DCC which will come into force as per 1 July 2015 as a result […]

The first WWZ decisions, first breach of the notice period

On May 13, 2015 two court decisions regarding the new Work and Security Act (WWZ) have been published. Both decisions involve the obligation of the employer to observe a one-month notice period, which applies as per 1 January 2015. The employer must inform the employee in writing not later than one month before the fixed […]

HDK Advocaten included in the Chambers & Partners guide 2015

HDK Advocaten is proud to announce that it has been – once again – included in the Chambers & Partners guide as a leading employment law firm in the Netherlands (Band 3). Clients’ quotes about HDK Advocaten: “The service is outstanding, the team is positive, quick and to the point, and can balance the interest of the company […]

Clients HDK Advocaten WWZ-proof

On 31 March 2015 HDK Advocaten welcomed around 75 clients on its annual seminar. This year’s theme was ‘Spring at the Zuidas’. Juliette Huyzer and Marije Stiebner Bergman discussed the changes in employment law, which are a result of the Work & Security Act (Wet Werk en Zekerheid). In particular the radical changes in the […]