Tijdelijke Contracten Voor 2020

If you`re living in the Netherlands, you`re probably already familiar with tijdelijke contracten or temporary contracts. These types of contracts are commonly used by Dutch employers and are often offered to employees for a limited period of time or for a specific project.

As we enter 2020, there are a few changes to tijdelijke contracten that you should be aware of as an employee or employer.

Firstly, the maximum duration of consecutive tijdelijke contracten has been increased from two to three years. This means that an employer can have an employee on a temporary contract for up to three years before they are required to offer a permanent contract.

However, it`s important to note that the maximum duration of tijdelijke contracten remains at two years. This means that an employer can still only offer an employee a maximum of three tijdelijke contracten before they must offer a permanent contract.

Another change that has been implemented for 2020 is the introduction of the “chain rule”. This rule states that if an employee has had three or more consecutive tijdelijke contracten, with intervals of six months or less between each contract, then the next contract offered must be a permanent contract.

This rule is aimed at preventing employers from continuously offering temporary contracts to an employee for an indefinite period of time. It`s important for employers to be aware of this rule and to plan their workforce accordingly to ensure legal compliance.

Lastly, for employers who have fewer than 25 employees, there is a new regulation in place that allows for a longer trial period of up to five months for new employees. During this trial period, the employer can terminate the contract without giving a reason.

In conclusion, if you`re an employee or an employer in the Netherlands offering tijdelijke contracten, it`s important to be aware of the changes that have been implemented for 2020. By understanding the regulations surrounding temporary contracts, both employees and employers can ensure legal compliance and avoid any potential legal disputes.