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Important legal changes for employee and employer

The new year is almost upon us, and the turn of the year often coincides with changes in legislation. For example, the minimum wage is adjusted twice each year, on 1 January and 1 July, and any reductions or increases

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Statutory Minimum Wage as of 1 January 2017

Each year on 1 January and 1 July the minimum wage is adjusted. In July the minimum wage was raised by 0.83%. As of 1 January 2017, you will have to pay your fulltime employees from the age of 23

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New insurance obligation for directors/major shareholders

The rules for the insurance obligation for directors/major shareholders (DGA or “directeur-grootaandeelhouders” in Dutch) will change on 1 January 2016. This means that you will be classified as an employee in certain cases, which requires you to participate in employee

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Statutory Minimum Wage as of 1 January 2016

Each year on 1 January and 1 July the minimum wage is adjusted. In July the minimum wage was raised by 0.40%. As of 1 January 2015, you will have to pay your fulltime employees from the age of 23 at least €1,524.60 gross per month. This means the minimum wage increases 1.11% compared to the current minimum wage.

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WePayPeople amongst top fastest growing businesses again

For the fifth consecutive year, WePayPeople is amongst the fastest growing businesses in our country.

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New tax treaty between the Netherlands and Germany

Do you live in the Netherlands and work in Germany? Or vice versa? Where do you pay your taxes then? And how do you prevent paying tax twice?

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Altered tax treatment staff outings and parties

With the implementation of the work-related expenses scheme the tax treatment of staff outings has changed. There are special rules for the location and to what degree the outing is related to the business. With regard to the location refreshments will continue to be tax-free if they are served out on the workplace during a staff party. Should the

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Motor vehicles memorandum: changed categories for additional taxable benefit rate

As from 2019 there will be no more than two additional taxable benefit categories. On the one hand an additional taxable benefit rate of 22% will apply for all your company cars also used privately by employees. On the other hand a reduced additional taxable benefit rate of 4% (over the first €50,000 of the purchase price) will continue to apply

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Biometric requirements for highly skilled migrants

As of January 2014, all foreigners – excluding citizens of the European Union and nationals of EEA member states and Switzerland – aged six years and older will have their fingerprints taken. In addition, a photograph will be taken for the residence permit. That also applies to highly skilled migrants. Oftentimes, this needs to be done at the s

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Expat center services to be expanded

As of next July 1, highly skilled migrants and scientific researchers who have submitted a request for extension of their residence As of next July 1, highly skilled migrants and scientific researchers who have submitted a request for extension of their residence permit can also collect permit can also collect their permit from our Expat center p

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Wage garnishments: What does that mean for the employer?

One of your employees has got into financial trouble. What are you supposed to do as an employer? Because if an employee still has not paid their debts after a process of reminders, demands, summons and a court ruling, the

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