75 firms fined for breaking rules on employing foreign students

75 firms fined for breaking rules on employing foreign students

26th August 2014, Comments 1 comment

Social affairs ministry inspectors fined 75 firms last year for not sticking to the rules for employing foreign students from non-EU countries.

The companies were fined a total of EUR 900,000.

Most of the fines were for not having proper work permits or for allowing students to work more than the maximum number of hours.

In one third of cases, the foreign student came from China.

Most of the companies involved were either in the hospitality industry or were a staffing agency.

Foreign students from outside the European Economic Area are not allowed to work more than 10 hours a week apart from in the summer months.

 

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1 Comment To This Article

  • HTD posted:

    on 26th August 2014, 13:11:57 - Reply

    "Foreign students from outside the European Economic Area are not allowed to work more than 10 hours a week apart from in the summer months." How does this requirement reconcile with the DUO's requirement that non-Dutch students from EEA countries must work 56 hours a month or 13 hours a week to qualify for OV train passes and other student financing benefits.
    In the last academic year, these students were only required to work 32 hours per month.