The practical side of labour law covers all legal aspects of the relationship between employer and employee. We serve our clients – companies and private individuals – by drafting and assessing employment contracts, conducting negotiations in procedures regarding redundancy schemes, individual and collective redundancy procedures, suspensions, coordinating reorganisations including the drafting of a redundancy scheme, non-competition and non-solicitation clauses and employee participation matters.

We can also advise you on the possibilities and impossibilities of work not being performed on the basis of an employment contract, but on the basis of an agreement for services such as secondment, franchise agreements and management agreements. We have specific in-house knowledge of the often far-reaching tax consequences of such agreements, for example in the case of the liability of the company hiring external staff and the subcontractor’s liability, or the question of whether or not wage tax and social security contributions have to be paid.


Labour law is evolving rapidly. The introduction of the Dutch Act on Work and Security (Wet Werk en Zekerheid) in 2015 and the Balanced Labour Market Act (Wet arbeidsmarkt in balans) in 2020 led to major changes. The rules governing dismissal, temporary employment contracts, non-competition clauses and many other topics have changed. Good advice is very important for both the employer and employees.
Redundancy procedures are often complex. For example, how should employers and employees draw up good termination agreements? What should be in the conditions and is there an entitlement to severance pay or transitional compensation? If so, how much should that pay or compensation be? The goal is for the employer and the employee to fully agree on the content and on all agreements. Wiggers Ross Advocaten | Belastingkundigen can help you prepare a legitimate termination agreement and – if necessary – we will initiate proceedings about the dismissal.


  • Dealing with employment contracts, collective bargaining agreements and terms and conditions of employment
  • Negotiating about redundancy schemes
  • Individual and collective redundancy procedures
  • Summary dismissals
  • Suspensions
  • Coordinating mergers and reorganisations
  • Drafting a redundancy scheme
  • Sickness and return to work
  • Incapacity for work


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6903 PZ Zevenaar

Phone. +31 (0)316 52 77 52
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