De Unie, in your interest

Will I continue to receive my wages if I cannot work due to illness?

Continued payment of wages during illness is legally required for 104 weeks (2 years). If you are sick for a long time, your employer must continue to pay you at least 104% of your wages for 70 weeks. Additional agreements may be included in your collective labor agreement, employment contract or internal company regulations.

During the first year of illness, the amount to be paid can never be less than the statutory minimum wage. This obligation to continue to pay ends after 2 years. If you are still sick, you may be entitled to WIA benefit.

Please note: are you working as a temporary worker or do you have a zero-hour contract or on-call contract? Then different rules apply to you regarding continued payment of wages during illness and you are sometimes entitled to continued payment, but in some cases not.