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Sanne van Ruitenbeek
Sanne van Ruitenbeek

Dear Sanne,
Yesterday I gave the required 2-month notice at my current job.
Previously to giving the notice, I had approval for 2 weeks of holiday before the new ending date.
Can the company backtrack on the approval of these holidays?
Can I ask to add on more days of holiday which I'm still entitled to or can the company refuse?
Thank you,
Yu

by Yu Sakiyama on 24 Apr 2018 Read Answer
Reinier Wolters
Reinier Wolters

Dear Reinier,

I started working in the Netherlands beginning 2014 as a phD employee having 2 back to back contracts with total duration 3 years, receiving the 30% ruling benefit. The third year my contract was not extended. Instead I had a 3 month's zero hour contract. Unfortunately, as I had a personnal issue, I relied on a friend/tax advisor to handle my unemployment benefit etc, who it turned out that didn't even apply for it so I was 3 months without receiving any unemployment benefit. After the 3 months, I had a 6 months part time contract in the same company, which was extended for another 6 months. Although I was eligible again for the 30% ruling the company apparently refused to accept me taking it. In the meantime, I was unaware that I could apply for a partial unemployment benefit or a sickness benefit. Although my employer knew that I struggle with a serious health issue he didn't propose me that option - although I recognise that probably it was my responsibility to ask for it but I was unaware of that option. Now, after one year of part-time employment, I opt to apply by myself for the unemployment benefit but I am informed that the amount of money that I will get is according to my salary last year. I have a number of questions. First, is it possible to apply for the unemployment benefit that I didn't apply one year ago, even if I get less money than if I applied on time? My salary for the third year of work was 3 times more than my last year's salary. How would it be possible to save the situation because I live on my economies for a long time now and it is not bearable for me to continue living with such a low amount of money. Furthermore, it is not that easy to find a job in my profession in such short amount of time and I certainly need some time until I land a position. Can I apply for a sickness benefit even now? Thank you in advance. I look forward to your response.

with best regards

Maria

by Maria on 10 Mar 2018 Read Answer
Reinier Wolters
Reinier Wolters

Hi Renier

I have been offered a job in the Netherlands, I currently stay i Germany with my wife and kids who are German citizens.I have a residence permit in Germany.I realise I need a work permit for Netherlands but wil it be a problem to obtain it and what would the correct one be

by Kevin on 02 Mar 2018 Read Answer
Reinier Wolters
Reinier Wolters

I am an American citizen living in Germany for over 30 years with a indefinite work permit and residence stamp (EU) standard. I applied for a driving job in the Netherlands and was accepted, but now I was told that i needed a new work permit for NL, but i will be living in Germany not Netherlands. Do i need a new work permit for this?

by Dwight Jones on 04 Feb 2018 Read Answer
Reinier Wolters
Reinier Wolters

Hi Reinier,

Currently my employer is working through collective redundancy process, this has been approved and a number of employees will be made redundant.

I have no idea whether I am one of these employees or not, however company has provided a social plan but in the Dutch language only. Should I have an expectation that this will also be provided in language that I (and any other non Dutch speaking persons) can understand?

The social plan contains information on various choices that could be taken, plaatsmakersregeling. At the moment I feel like I am not getting access to equal information as my Dutch speaking colleagues which seems unfair.

Thanks,

Mike

Thanks,

Mike

by Mike on 25 Jan 2018 Read Answer
Sanne van Ruitenbeek
Sanne van Ruitenbeek

Hi Sanne,
Thank you for reading my question.
I hold Bachelor Degree in Science. I have total 11 years of experience in an IT industry. I have done so many certifications in software development programming language.
I am also learning the Dutch language.
I wanted to know whether I am eligible for Highly Skilled Migrant Programme?
What else eligibility require for HSM visa.
How to approach the employer in the Netherlands?

Thanks
Chetana

by Chetana on 15 Jan 2018 Read Answer
Sanne van Ruitenbeek
Sanne van Ruitenbeek

My employer is paying me out a transitievergoeding after 3 years 8 months of vast contract. However, the amount they calculated differs from what I checked on http://werkgever.mijnwerkenzekerheid.nl/ and also doublechecked on https://www.transitievergoeding.legal/.
The employer claims that their calculation should be based on the gross salary of the last 1 year when I was sick (so 70% of original salary I signed in my employment contract). I cannot find anywhere such reference, as also a friend of mine (who was let go a year ago) also tells me it should be based on 'original' yearly salary, and not as they did. So who is right?

by Iva Esse on 12 Dec 2017 Read Answer
Sanne van Ruitenbeek
Sanne van Ruitenbeek

Hi, I am employed full time and am 13 months into a two-year contract, and I qualify for the 30% tax ruling.
I find my work too stressful and would like to drop down to 75% part-time. Am I entitled to do this?

Best Regards,

Murdo

by Murdo Macleod on 25 Oct 2017 Read Answer
Sanne van Ruitenbeek
Sanne van Ruitenbeek

Good day, Ms van Ruitenbeek,

I am asking this question on behalf of a friend.

Background: he is on a fixed-term contract that expires in three days. However, he prematurely sent an email to his employer implying (but not saying directly) that he will not be continuing his work with him anymore. In this case, he was referring to not extending the contract beyond the term.

The employer took this to mean that he wants to quit immediately, and has said to him that he must now work out a two-week notice period (despite the contract expiring in two days).

I read somewhere that a resignation/notice letter has to be clear and unequivocal to be considered valid. As my friend did not a) give a resignation date (he was not resigning, but saying farewell), and b) state that he intended on quitting before the contract period was up, does the employer have the right to make him work out the two weeks, even though it was not a resignation? He is still working until the end of the contract.

Thank you in advance and kind regards

by Samantha on 21 Oct 2017 Read Answer
Sanne van Ruitenbeek
Sanne van Ruitenbeek

I have a question about transitievergoeding rights. I have been a PhD student for four years at a Dutch university. My contract expired, but then two shorter contracts (each lasting only a few months) were consecutively added by the same employer (with no breaks in the employment). My last contract will soon expire and I will now need to seek work with a new employer. My question is will I still be eligible for transitievergoeding once the last short additional contract ends? Secondly, would it make any difference in the transitievergoeding if my last contract was not a full-time contract (although the original four-year contract was full-time)?

by Katie on 17 Oct 2017 Read Answer

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