Employment & Social Security

Your employees are the most important capital your company has. They are your ambassadors. They create value, they produce and they deliver. But they also talk about you as a company, employer and brand. This means that they have a direct influence on the profit and loss account and image of your company. It is therefore important for you to organise and record the relationships, rights and obligations of your employees properly. Just in case, when something does go wrong in the future.

When parting ways, the rules of labour law always apply

If your employees, for instance, create too little value or they damage your trust in them at some point, then it could be time to part ways. Should this occur, you must observe the rules of labour law.

Not only a lawyer, but also a person

Apart from being legal specialists, our lawyers are also people. They have knowledge of all areas within the labour law. We understand that all legal cases have commercial and emotional aspects. At Kneppelhout, a lawyer specialised in labour law looks at the business context and resolves his or her cases with dedicated attention. And often the approach and the way they handle the matter, are more defining than the subject at hand. Our lawyers are very well aware of this and will guide you through the proces,  24/7.

Extra Value

The extra value we provide as a full-service legal firm becomes evident in cases primarily involving labour law. It is not uncommon, for instance, that an intellectual property or confidentiality clause is included in employment contracts. The employment contracts of senior management generally include articles concerning corporate governance, liabilities or matters pertaining to a managing director under the articles of association. In this event, we work together with collegues in our Company Law section, as well as with external specialists in the Intellectual Property/ICT field.

Collaborating with Experts

In order to support your interests in the most optimal manner, we work with our Parlex colleagues in cases involving international labour law and, when necessary, we call in pension experts or tax specialists.

What can we do for you?

Advise, negotiate and litigate with respect to:

  • Non-competition and relationship clauses
  • (Collective) dismissals
  • Employment contracts
  • (Collective) employment conditions 
  • Personnel matters 
  • Employee participation
  • Civil Servants law
  • Maritime labour law
  • Outsourcing and transfer of business
  • Restructuring
  • Adjusting employment conditions
  • Employers liability
  • Workers participation
  • Privacy
  • Sick employees
  • Working Hours Act
  • Whistleblower
  • International labour law
  • To assign / to second / payrolling
  • Statutory Director
  • Right to strike 

Clients and Cases (track record)

• Anthony Veder
Editing the existing employment contracts for seamen and bringing them into line with new legislation (MLC).

• Mitra
Advising on the staff consequences of a transformation into a franchise organisation. Expansive reorganisation with respect to Mitra’s own shops.

• Oilinvest
At the behest of the employer, editing the employment contracts for employees who have come to the Netherlands from Monaco.

• Employee affairs
o Assisting an employee incapable of work in contract dissolution proceedings instituted by the employee.
o Assisting two employees/shareholders behind the scene in the process of parting with their employer.
o Assisting (now 4) employees against an employer who is systematically trying to part with them on illegitimate grounds.
o Assisting an employee that was unjustifiably dismissed on the spot in the conditional dissolution and in the proceedings instituted to claim back wages.