Posted Worker Online Notification Required Starting March 1, 2020

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At a Glance

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment announced that posted worker notifications will be required starting March 1, 2020. As a result, the employer outside the Netherlands will need to file an online notification before a posted worker commences work in the Netherlands. The online notification system will open February 1, 2020 and employers can begin using it on that date. Workers performing incidental work, including transport personnel, guest lecturers and attendees of academic conferences, will be exempt from the posted worker online notification requirement. The situation

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (SZW) in the Netherlands announced that posted worker notifications will be mandatory as of March 1, 2020, which will require employers in the Netherlands to file an online notification before the posted worker commences work in the Netherlands.

A closer look

Details of the online notification requirement include the following:

Notification requirement. The Ministry of SZW will launch an online government notification system on February 1, 2020 on which employers of posted workers outside of the Netherlands will be able to submit an online notification before the posted worker commences work in the Netherlands. The Dutch employer is required to review the notification and must inform the authorities within five days of the posted worker starting work if any details are not correct. Exemptions. Workers performing incidental work, including transport personnel, guest lecturers and attendees of academic conferences, will be exempt from the posted worker notification requirement. Impact

Employers will be subject to an extra step when employing posted workers and should consult with their human resources department to ensure that their recruitment procedures comply with the directive.

Background

Purpose of notification requirement. The information from the notification will be added to an inter-agency registry to which the SZW, Tax and...

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