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Netherlands Introduces New Work Permit Regulations for Foreign Employees

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The Netherlands has amended the Foreign Nationals (Employment) Act with changes effective 1 January 2014. The amendment mainly affects work permits norms for applicants from outside the European …

The Netherlands has amended the Foreign Nationals (Employment) Act with changes effective 1 January 2014. The amendment mainly affects work permits norms for applicants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), and outlines new hiring conditions for business entities that hire foreign employees.

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  • 1. Netherlands Introduces New Work Permit Regulations for Foreign Employees (Bristol, UK) - The Netherlands has amended the Foreign Nationals (Employment) Act with changes effective 1 January 2014. The amendment mainly affects work permits norms for applicants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), and outlines new hiring conditions for business entities that hire foreign employees. The new regulations only allow a one-year work permit for foreign employees, this may result in an additional burden on companies with foreign employees as they will need to renew work permits more frequently, reports Nair & Co. International HR services. Following are some additional changes introduced through the amendment:  In order to enjoy complete access to the labour market, the period for which certain categories of workers from outside the EEA will require employment permits has been extended to five years (from the previous three years).  Employers who have been convicted of violating labour laws may be denied a permit by the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV).  The government may enforce employee quotas for certain industries.  Employers are required to pay competitive wages. Nair & Co. a provider of global HR services for companies with international operationsadvises companies to keep a track of employees’ work permit renewal dates in order to ensure compliance and avoid possible labour law violations. For more information about doing business overseas or to learn more about our International Expansion Services team please contact us. Subscribe to regular global tax compliance alerts from Nair & Co.
  • 2. Get the latest news releases and updates on international tax, HR, Finance, compliance and other legal news at Nair & Co. Industry Alerts. About Nair & Co. Nair & Co., the leader in international business expansion services, provides accounting, HR, legal, tax and compliance services for the set up and management of your international operations. Our model of a single-point-of-contact, supported by internal teams of experienced advisors, helps clients expand business and manage risk so they can focus on their core business and sustain growth with minimal risk, stress and cost. We support nearly 250 clients in over 70 countries. Nair & Co. is headquartered in Bristol, UK, has 450 employees and offices in China, India, Japan, Singapore, and the US. Learn more at www.nair-co.com Media Contacts: For media enquiries or to learn to more about Nair & Co., please email us at media@nair-co.com or call Yvonne Smith at +1.408.501.8867

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