(Mis)qualification of Contractors (ZZP), Explained! – CLINT | Littler Explains Podcast


(Mis)qualification of Contractors (ZZP), Explained!

(Mis)qualification of Contractors (ZZP), Explained!

In Episode 8 of Season 2, not one, but two familiar voices join us at our desk: Sander and Dennis. You may have heard from them before, as Sander and Jasper recently recorded another podcast together, and Dennis is already a regular on the show.

Today on Clint Littler Explains, we investigate the pressing issue of the misqualification of self-employed workers and the current enforcement policies of the Dutch tax authority. These topics are undergoing significant developments, and it’s crucial to stay informed about the latest changes.

We’ll address the difference between contracting and employment, and discuss the risks and consequences of misclassifying employment in the. For instance, a contractor (in Dutch: “zelfstandige zonder personeel” (self-employed without personnel), provides services based on a service agreement, which differs significantly from traditional employment contracts and misclassification may have far-reaching benefits regarding tax payments and social premiums.

We’re also exploring the effects and outcomes of case law such as the Deliveroo case. The legislative proposal related to this received over 480 reactions during its internet consultations, causing delays in its submission to the House of Representatives.

Tune in as we provide an insightful overview of these important issues, offering practical advice and updates on what employers and self-employed individuals need to know to navigate these challenges effectively. Don’t miss out on this informative episode that sheds light on the complexities of Dutch labor laws!

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About the author

Dennis is a founding partner of CLINT. He studied Dutch law at the University of Amsterdam and in 1999 he became a certified lawyer. Before Dennis joined CLINT in 2016, he was a partner at the law firm HDK and before that he worked at the Amsterdam office of Greenberg Traurig LLP, where he headed the labor law division.

Dennis Veldhuizen

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