Employment law and pension law follow suit, responding to current developments and anticipating future ones.

Measures have been implemented to encourage compliance with employment legislation in such areas as working conditions, minimum wage and cross-border labour. These measures have shifted duties and responsibilities to employers, who, in the event of non-compliance, are at risk of being fined, of being ‘named and shamed’ or even of having their business shut down, temporarily or permanently.

Major reform of the Dutch pension system
We are on the threshold of the most drastic reform of the Dutch pension system in history. Critics are concerned about the participation of pension beneficiaries being eroded, disinformation hampers an exchange of arguments on the merits, and beneath the surface a battle of the generations looms. Meanwhile, conflicts are being fought over a lack of clarity concerning legal relationships, the wave of consolidation among pension administrators continues to swell, and there are issues with the transparency of scope of application clauses. AKD knows the ropes in the pension sector and is happy to help you navigate your way around. We know the sector and its interests backwards and forwards, counting among our clients employers and social partners as well as works councils and pension administrators.

A multidisciplinary team
AKD's Employment & Pensions team are committed lawyers boasting comprehensive knowledge and experience. They collaborate closely with colleagues from Tax, Corporate, Privacy and Administrative Law, thus offering you a multidisciplinary solution at all times.

Our lawyers advise on and litigate cases involving employment contracts, dismissals, competition, confidentiality, collective labour agreements and employee participation, special employment relationships, transfer of undertaking, equal treatment, secondment, working hours, working conditions, minimum wage and other types of remuneration, holiday and leave, and more. Their expertise is also called upon when companies or colleagues need advice on the employment and pension aspects of mergers & acquisitions.  

We have teams specialising in flexible labour, fraud & compliance, global mobility, industrial relations, pensions, privacy and restructuring. We also boast profound knowledge of employment law pertinent to specific sectors of industry, including transport, not-for-profit organisations, and sports and entertainment.

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