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Corona news

The economy is under pressure due to all the measures surrounding the corona virus (COVID-19). This means a lot to both employers and employees. We can imagine that the consequences for you cannot be predicted immediately and that you have a lot of questions. You can ask these questions directly to the experts.

We answer many of the questions our experts receive here. In short: the most important information about the corona virus and your work, bundled on one page. We are here for you if you have any questions. Even if you are not a member you can contact us.

The coronavirus: an overview of all important information

Everyone is under the spell of the corona virus. Especially because so much is still unclear. Because you undoubtedly have questions, we wrote an umbrella blog with all relevant and reliable information around the corona virus. All information in this blog comes from government websites and is therefore the most reliable information available.

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What does corona mean for your work and income?

My roommate has tested positive, I have to quarantine. Will I still receive a salary?

If your roommate is tested positive for corona and you are not protected, you have to quarantine. This means that you will stay at home for a certain period of time. How long, that depends on the…

Holiday 2021: what if you have to quarantine afterwards?

More and more countries are opening their borders, making holidays abroad easier again. Yet travel is not as carefree as it was before the corona pandemic. So there are still…

Can my employer forbid me to go on holiday to a risk area?

Travel is not as carefree as it was before the corona pandemic. There are still risk areas. This can cause conflict in the workplace. Because can your employer forbid you to go to a…

Help, I have to return my lease car due to corona

Is your lease car also standing still more than you would like? There is a good chance that now - and perhaps also after the pandemic - you will no longer drive it enough to keep it. Because condition ...

Sick during the corona crisis? You should pay attention to this

The government's guideline is clear: do you suffer from mild health complaints? Then stay at home. People in crucial professional groups and vital processes have to stay at home when they ...

What if your employer asks if you can work more after the lockdown?

During the lockdown, many organizations are closed or have limited opening. When everything is open again, your employer may ask you to work more or longer, for example ...

My boss requires me to do a corona test

Do you go to the office with corona-related complaints without being tested? Then your boss can deny you access to your workplace because you endanger your colleagues. But can your boss ...

My child has to be quarantined, what now?

The schools have been open again since 8 February. Very nice for you and your children, of course, but it also brings new issues. Because what do you do if your child has to be quarantined ...

Employers may continue to pay a fixed travel allowance untaxed

On January 21, 2021, the government expanded the package of corona support measures. As part of this, employers may remain tax-free fixed travel allowances until April 1, 2021 ...

Will I still receive travel allowance in 2021 if I work from home?

Since the spring of 2020, many Dutch people have been working (almost) completely from home. Yet many of them continued to receive their fixed travel allowance: as part of the corona measures of the ...

This means the emergency measures (NOW 3) for your income

Since the start of the corona crisis, the government has been helping employers who are losing revenue. The third part of this support has now started: NOW 3. The schemes from the previous two ...

Emergency measure Bridging for Job Retention (NOW)

For months, the corona crisis has overshadowed our society and the economy. We cannot ignore it, it affects us all. Uncertainty about your health, work, income or existence. Which…

What does your employer have to say about your vacation?

Holidays in 2020 are slightly different than we are used to. Traveling is no longer so carefree, you have to follow many different hygiene and safety measures and you might get too ...

Court: partner with complaints? Home quarantine and continued payment of wages.

If you have health problems, you should stay at home according to the government. You should also do this if someone in your household - such as your partner - has a fever or shortness of breath. The one…

What if my vacation lasts longer due to corona?

In many countries, corona measures are being relaxed somewhat, making summer holidays abroad possible again. Even so, a trip across national borders is not completely risk-free. ...

Working from home in the heat: how do you deal with it?

The coming days it will be hot. And if the trend of recent years continues, so will the rest of the summer. Normally that is not such a problem: at most workplaces there are ...

Emergency Measure Bridging for Job Retention 2.0

On May 20, the government announced that the current NOW measure will be extended by three months. The scheme remains largely the same, but some conditions for employers ...

Do you have the right to work from home?

Many of us have been working from home for a few months. Then it can be exciting to go back to work and get close to your colleagues. Can you enforce longer working from home? In other ...

Court rules employee in second corona case

At the beginning of June, the first statement in a…

This way you continue to work from home responsibly

Due to the corona crisis, we have been working from home en masse for months. The end is not yet in sight. In the coming period, the advice remains to work from home as much as possible. Moreover, many ...

Corona allowance for flex workers

The corona crisis has a major impact on various companies and industries. The retail trade and catering industry are perhaps the hardest hit - precisely the sectors where many flex workers work.…

First corona verdict: employee is right

The Court of Amsterdam issued the first 'corona judgment' last week. An employee of a sandwich shop received only half of his salary due to corona, while ...

Corona: back to work

The corona measures are being relaxed step by step. This may mean going back to work soon after working from home for weeks. Or even that you are already back at work.…

Can my salary be reduced if my reintegration is delayed due to corona?

Have you been ill for a long time? In that case, at least 70 percent of your wages will continue to be paid for the first two years. In some employment contracts it is agreed that you will get more in your first year and that ...

Not a member, but do you have a question about your work or income? No problem!

Our members ask us a lot of questions every day about their work, income and care - especially now that our world is turned upside down by the corona virus and the government measures. Our experts give them ...

What does the corona crisis mean for my reintegration?

If you become ill for a long time, you will be faced with a reintegration process of a maximum of two years. This process is laid down in the Gatekeeper Improvement Act, which states, among other things, which ...

Wage sacrifices: what can your employer ask of you?

Many employers have a hard time during the corona crisis. The government measures have a major impact on the economy, resulting in many companies having less income - sometimes none at all. ...

Am I still entitled to my travel allowance if I work from home?

There is no legal stipulation about travel allowance. In many collective labor agreements, employment contracts and company regulations, agreements have been made about this. This often involves compensation ...

Corona and your work: what is possible and what is not?

The cabinet has announced large-scale measures to prevent the spread of the corona virus, which have a major impact on society. Everything changes, from our home situation to ...

What are the crucial professions?

The cabinet decided yesterday to close all schools and childcare until January 19. Only people who work in a crucial profession are allowed to take their children to school or ...

The coronavirus: an overview of all important information

Everyone is under the spell of the corona virus. Because you undoubtedly have questions, we wrote an umbrella blog with all relevant and reliable information about the ...

Can my employer revert to the contract extension he has promised?

Just over a month ago, the economy was still doing well. Many employers are currently struggling financially. But what if he said a while ago that your contract would be extended ...

Responsible working from home: what should your employer do, and what can you do yourself?

Because of the corona virus, everyone who can do this has to work from home as much as possible. That is not such a problem if you have a nice office at home. But you may be on the ...

Learning to deal with a new reality full of stress

Our world is turned upside down. In recent weeks, many of us have had to get used to a new home situation, different working conditions and a…

Holiday pay, it's almost that time again

Most people receive holiday pay in May or June. The law stipulates that holiday pay is calculated over the period 1 June to 31 May. In your collective labor agreement, company regulations or ...

Statutory and non-statutory holidays: coronavirus update

The coronavirus has the world in its grip. This also affects your vacation plans. In this blog we discuss how the corona virus affects your holiday (days), how it ...

What is the Emergency Bridging Measure for Retention of Work (NOW)?

The corona crisis has a major impact on our society. We have to stay at home, and a lot of work is lost. Companies in the Netherlands are struggling. To temporarily support them, it has ...

How do you keep your workplace safe and healthy?

We have been getting this question a lot in recent times. And we understand that. In many workplaces it is simply more difficult to create a safe and healthy environment. Many employers can ...

Emergency Fund Bridging Employment replaces the Reduction of Working Hours scheme

The Reduction of Working Hours (WTV) scheme, which we informed you about last week, has been discontinued and replaced by the temporary measure Emergency Fund Bridging Employment (NOW). We give…

Temporary reduction in working hours in the metal industry; what's up with that?

Update 18-03-2020: The Temporary Reduction of Working Hours has been replaced by a new temporary measure. ...