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Working During Retirement

Retirement is a time to enjoy and do what you want. For many people that means traveling, reading and…

culpably unemployed

The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various differences of opinion and conflicts in the workplace. To make it clearer…

Tax return 2024

Like every year, some important rules, amounts and other parts of our tax system will change in 2024, from the basic rate…

Gross-net calculation of wages

Most people receive their wages into their account every month. This amount is lower than what is stated in the vacancy text and…

Tax tips for self-employed people

For many private individuals, the tax system is already quite complicated. But as an independent entrepreneur, or self-employed, you still get…

Tax on Internship Allowance

Many pupils and students do an internship during their studies. This is the ultimate opportunity to test the theory you…

Multiple incomes

Everyone who receives a wage or benefit in the Netherlands pays tax. This is often done through payroll tax: a withholding tax on…

Application for dismissal

The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various differences of opinion and conflicts in the workplace. To make it clearer…

No matter how important and enjoyable your career is, there is a good chance that you are looking forward to retirement. Maybe even…

Rather do it, buy less, read more books. Everyone sometimes decides to do things differently, especially at the beginning of January...

Want to take a break after your career? That is no longer what retirement is about. Life expectancy has increased: the period…

Want to really get away from it all? Take a sabbatical! For some things, your annual vacation leave is simply too short. Do you want…

A good workplace is extremely important. For your comfort, but also for your productivity – and especially in the long run…

Legislative changes 2024 cover

On January 1 and July 1, changes always take place in the field of labor law and social security. Or…

De Unie in action The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various disagreements and conflicts on the…

'Additional informal care must be higher on the agenda for employers' Due to the gigantic wave of aging, more and more people need help to...

The end of the year is all about giving. Gifts, attention and money. That's why many people use the festive season to...

From 2026 onwards, the age at which you become entitled to state pension will depend on developments in life expectancy and will therefore no longer…

We have previously written that the bill has been postponed several times. It recently became clear that the new intended implementation date…

The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various differences of opinion and conflicts in the workplace. To make it clearer…

Working while you study yields a lot. A salary, nice colleagues, useful experience and an introduction to the labor market:…

Vacation is good for you. Yet it is not always possible to make up your days. No problem, sometimes…

Working produces all kinds of important things. You belong somewhere, have regular contact with others, contribute to something bigger...

No matter how much you enjoy working, a career is quite long. Not surprising at all, if at some point…

During their career, some people really look forward to the moment they can retire. Others can't imagine...

The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various differences of opinion and conflicts in the workplace. To make it clearer…

As a job seeker, the labor market is your oyster. At least, on paper: there is still low unemployment and…

During corona times, employers suddenly paid a lot less for coffee, tea, energy and toilet paper in the office. Everyone worked from home,…

From a disagreement about your contract to a conflict about your benefits: during your working life you can unfortunately…

The end of the year is slowly approaching, and that of course only means one thing: it's almost time...

When most people think about dismissal, they immediately think of quitting or being fired. But there is also a middle ground: dismissal...

Are you having a baby soon? Congratulations! A beautiful period in which you don't want to worry about other things…

It is important that you can continue to do your work fit, safe and with pleasure, even as a temporary worker. That's why…

You are not getting the employment conditions you are entitled to. What now? The legal specialists of De Unie are you…

Whether you miss a challenge, secretly dream of something completely different or have a difficult relationship with colleagues: there are...

The number of bankruptcies has increased in recent months, and it is expected that things will remain turbulent in the near future. This makes…

At work you have to adhere to certain rules. If your employer thinks that you are not doing this, then…

Major life events often influence your financial situation. Living together, getting married, having children. The death of your partner is also…

In the Netherlands it is clearly laid down what happens if you are unable to work for a longer period of time due to illness. Where you…

After your last pay slip, there is usually still an income. That's when your pension benefits start: for many…

The labor market has been historically tight for months, which means that many employers are desperately looking for people. Does this also apply to…

You hear it often in recent months: the labor market is extremely tight. There are more jobs than job seekers. So am…

De Unie in action The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various disagreements and conflicts on the…

For some it is necessary, others do it because it earns better or offers more freedom: independent entrepreneurship….

In the vast majority of office jobs in the Netherlands, it is perfectly normal that not everyone works on the shop floor. Working from home is…

Doing exactly the same job all your life, at the same company? Not this time anymore! It's so much better…

The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various differences of opinion and conflicts in the workplace. To make it clearer…

If you work as an employee, you have terms of employment. They no longer apply when you leave your employment. Are you joining…

Traveling around, reading your bookcase and spending time with (grand) children: that is often what we see when we think…

With a bit of luck and solid preliminary work, you can make a lot of money with your pension. It's not a period...

Saving while you earn, so that you have enough income later while you are no longer working: that is in short…

It has been coming for years, now it is almost there: the new pension system has been approved by…

On January 1 and July 1, changes always take place in the field of labor law and social security. Or…

The Lump sum bill provides for the option of paying a one-off amount from the pension capital to…

The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various differences of opinion and conflicts in the workplace. To make it clearer…

Unemployment is near its lowest level in the past ten years. This won't change any time soon either, thanks to…

You've probably seen it on the news: the number of companies going bankrupt is expected to increase this…

Did you just have a child? Then you are probably not busy with work for a while, and you want that too...

First of all: congratulations! Always nice to be offered a new employment contract. Still, you have to be careful: until your signature underneath…

Thanks to the General Old Age Pensions Act, everyone living in the Netherlands receives a benefit from the state pension age. This is also called…

On Tuesday, May 30, 2023, the Senate approved the Future Pensions Act. Many years have passed to this law…

The case has been dragging on for years, but at the end of March a decision was finally made in the legal conflict between…

Why is there uncertainty every year whether you are free on May 5? Because May 5 is a national holiday…

The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various differences of opinion and conflicts in the workplace. To make it clearer…

Fortunately, there are countless ways to look the way you want: from piercings to tattoos, from hair colors to…

However reasonable we sometimes approach it, feelings – and especially love – are never completely under our control. And that…

Sometimes the culture of an organization suits you. Then the norms, values ​​and standards of behavior feel so familiar and recognizable,…

Annoying situations in the workplace, unfortunately we all have to deal with them from time to time. But few things can be so drastic or…

De Unie in action The legal specialists of De Unie assist you during various disagreements and conflicts on the…

Many people think of traveling the world or spending time with grandchildren when they retire. Yet the number of working retirees is increasing…

6 deductions to take into account when filing your tax return Spring is approaching and the days are getting…

Am I entitled to benefits? When your income is too low to pay for your healthcare costs or rent, you…

How high will my benefit be? If you become unemployed and apply for unemployment benefits, you have a lot to deal with. You…

Aiming for a higher salary: a step-by-step plan As an employee, you receive a salary in exchange for your work. The height of…

On Thursday, March 9 De Unie informed its members about pension developments. The meeting was well attended in Culemborg…

Everyone is entitled to vacation. So even if you are (long-term) ill, you can take a break - while you…

It is an important employment condition, but not always clear: your vacation days. This lack of clarity is mainly due to the different types…

Even if you receive unemployment benefits, you are entitled to holiday and holiday pay. But how long? And how do you arrange…

Done working? Time to travel! After your working life, a new phase begins, in which you have every opportunity…

Vacation is a wonderful prospect. To get time off, you must submit a vacation request to your employer. Often it becomes…

You will just see: after a long time of hard work you are finally enjoying your holiday, and then…

When you retire, you should be able to withdraw part of your accrued pension capital once: that has been agreed…

If you leave employment due to disability, your pension accrual will usually continue. You do not have to pay a pension contribution for this…

In the Netherlands you pay tax on your income. About wages from your employer, but also about benefits from the UWV….

The tax system can already be quite complicated. But as an independent entrepreneur you also have to deal with special…

Your employment contract or collective agreement often states the wages you receive for your work. Usually this is your gross salary….

Like every year, some important rules, amounts and other parts of our tax system will change in 2023: from the base rate…

Doing an internship is an excellent way to discover where your talents lie, to make a good impression and to…

Finally, retired: enjoying seas of free time. Yet many people choose to still work…

On January 1 and July 1, changes always take place in the field of labor law and social security. Or…

For almost 25 years, parents have had the option of taking parental leave: they can temporarily work less to…

Does someone close to you need care? Then you help: out of care, but often also necessity. For most people…

Many students work alongside their studies. This way you not only earn your salary, but you also invest in your own…

In exchange for everything you do for your employer, you get all kinds of benefits. The most important is probably your monthly…

You can be bored with your work for various reasons: you lack challenge, your boss doesn't get along or…

The NS staff is on strike. Until they achieve a desired collective labor agreement result, it is quite possible that there will be no or fewer trains running,…

A new European law has been in effect in the Netherlands since 1 August. The goal: the content of your work and your…

What do you actually put on your resume or LinkedIn profile these days? Digitally promoting yourself is a difficult task for many people….

Retirement is often a far-from-your-bed show, a complex concern for later. Still, it's good to get a grip on it,…

What does this mean for you? The temporary arrangement was due to expire on June 30, 2022. It has been extended, so that your social…

In 2019, the government and the social partners reached an agreement on the reform of the pension system. Since then it has been…

In the newsletter of March you were able to read about the National Informal Care Survey 2022, an initiative of Senior Service and…

The government wants to amend the rules for non-competition clauses. How should that take shape and where do you walk if…

Starting a new job is exciting and fun at the same time. Good preparation is half the job. For your job interview…

The new pension law provides a good basis for creating a future-proof pension system. That is what the trade union says…

holiday sun beach

Research De Unie    In the past two years, many people have not managed to get their vacation days. Now…

Do you care for someone for a long time, are you their support and rock? Then you might be one of the millions…

The price of petrol and diesel has shot up in recent weeks. This makes it more difficult for many people to…

A few years ago, youth unemployment rose and at the same time it became clear that we have to work longer. The arrangement around…

The rules around quarantine change every few weeks. Confusing in itself, but completely complex if you also consider your isolation…

Most employees regularly receive a pay slip – also known as a salary slip – from their employer. This often comes in monthly,…

Are you still happy in your work and with your employer? Hopefully yes. But if you're not, then…

You want to reach your state pension age comfortably, but it is slowly increasing. This means we have to work longer and can only…

Most employees regularly receive a pay slip – also known as a salary slip – from their employer. This often comes in monthly,…

Woman is studying behind her laptop

Have you always dreamed of another job? Or are you no longer in your place in your current job? This is…

The amount of AOW benefits is adjusted every six months. The amount is derived from the minimum wage and depends on your…

On January 1 and July 1, changes always take place in the field of labor law and social security. Curious…

If you are fired and you are (temporarily) unemployed, you can apply for unemployment benefits at the UWV. The UWV…

In 2019, the government and the social partners reached an agreement on the reform of the pension system. Since then it has been…

The Regional Mobility Teams (RMTs) that guide employees from job to job are starting to take shape. The VCP and trade association…

Dismissal by Corona

Whether it is due to a reorganization, unexpected redundancies or corona: if you are told that you are…

The age at which you become entitled to state pension is determined five years in advance. The Ministry of Social Affairs and…

Last year we organized personal pension talks for members who were approaching retirement age. These were then well received. Therefore…

Job change

If you have an employment contract with an employer, you often accrue pension. You keep doing this until you…

Fired immediately

We are regularly asked what happens if you are fired on the spot. In short: your employment contract…

Right to benefits

Are you (temporarily) unable to provide (enough) income? Then you can count on a social safety net of regulations in the Netherlands…

Company is taken over

As an employee of an organisation, your terms of employment are laid down in your contract. This is an agreement between you and your…

It can be exciting and overwhelming to apply for a new job. There is a lot to consider:…

Many people think of traveling the world or spending time with grandchildren when they retire. Yet the number of working retirees is increasing…

Work pressure is more than just work pressure. It is a structural imbalance between the workload you can handle and that you…

Dismissal at the office

When do you submit what? You should be able to use things you need for your work up to and including…

Working from home

The corona pandemic shows that working from home can be an excellent alternative to working at the office. Much of the work can…

Do you receive an unemployment benefit or sickness benefit from the UWV, but do you also have an income from work? Then it calculates…

Many pupils and students do an internship during their studies. This is the ultimate opportunity to test the theory you…

development plan training

Whether you are at school, studying or working: your development remains an important part of your life. Until you…

It is important to be able to take a vacation from work. For you, but also for your employer: you come…

Holidays are important to recover from work. No deadlines, stress and endless stream of meetings. Then can…

More and more countries are opening their borders, making it easier to go on holiday abroad. Yet traveling is not yet…

On holiday to a risk area

Traveling is not yet as carefree as it was before the corona pandemic. There are still risk areas. This can be for conflict…

If you want to know the status of your pension, you can check it on mijnpensioenoverzicht.nl. For years you will find…

On January 1 and July 1, changes always take place in the field of labor law and social security. Curious…

In recent years there has been a lot of talk about the pension agreement and the new pension system. Do you sometimes lose the overview?…

If your employer thinks you are exhibiting inappropriate behavior, he can issue you an official warning. For example, because you often…

Office, special leave

Weddings, births, moves or funerals: special moments in your life that you want to devote enough time and attention to. Thanks to…

Writing contract

As a trade union, we mainly deal with employers who want to terminate an employment contract. Of course, employees can also…

Main reason to call in a career coach No one needs a coach, but everyone can use one. People…

Arrange things online for retirement

We've seen it coming for a while. Yesterday the message was there. Minister Koolmees sent a letter to the Second…

Are you pregnant? Congratulations! There is undoubtedly a lot coming your way during this period: from doctor visits to physical discomfort, from childcare matters...

Do you always look forward to the holiday money? That nice extra for the summer months. Every year you get a…

In December 2020, the draft legal texts and the Explanatory Memorandum for the pension agreement were published. Through an internet consultation, anyone could…

When your employer goes bankrupt, he is no longer able to pay his costs. There is then…

free coaching and training

Together with our training partner TWST, we have developed a free training offer 'Promising at work' with personal guidance from a…

Signing a contract

Are you planning to take on a new challenge soon? Then a non-competition or non-solicitation clause can spoil…

Eating in the elderly

How do the more than 4 million informal carers in the Netherlands experience the care tasks they take on? This is evident from the…

Read terms of employment

Are you applying for a new job? Then an employment conditions meeting often takes place, in which you negotiate your new contract…

Are you employed and are you sick? Then your employer is legally obliged to pay you at least 70 percent of…

Do you care for someone for a long time? Are you that support and rock? Then you might be the carer that research is looking for…

Have you just had a baby? Then it is nice to spend as much time as possible with your family….

Since the spring of 2020, many Dutch people have been working (almost) completely at home. Nevertheless, many of them continued to receive their fixed travel allowance:…

If you become unemployed or partially incapacitated for work, you are sometimes eligible for WW or WGA benefits. This lasts up to…

It has been agreed in the pension agreement that it must be possible to suddenly transfer part of your pension capital on your retirement date.

In December, Minister Koolmees opened the internet consultation for the elaboration of the pension agreement. Not receiving our newsletter yet?…