Employment law is a complex and constantly changing field. Both employers and employees are constantly faced with changed laws and regulations, different requirements and new ways of working. It is crucial that you are always on top of the latest developments.
Whether it is about hiring new staff to reorganizations and dismissals (individual or collective), at Simmelink Lawyers we can assist with all different issues.
When can you hire Simmelink Lawyers for employment law?
Whether you are an employer, employee or HR expert, we offer support in the following employment law situations:
Drafting, modifying and reviewing:
- Employment contracts and terms of employment
- Settlement Agreements
- Assignment agreements
- Secondment and agency agreements
Advice and guidance on:
- Terms of employment and bonus schemes
- Implementation and application of collective bargaining agreements.
- Reintegration Pathways
- Dismissal for business reasons
Legal advice and guidance on:
- Individual dismissal
- Labor disputes and litigation
- Conflict situations
- Ethical dilemmas in the work environment
Research and approach to
- Theft, fraud and violations of integrity
- Cross-border behavior and discrimination in the workplace
Labor law is the backbone of any professional relationship, seeking to balance the rights and obligations of all parties involved. At Simmelink Lawyers, we understand this and are committed to providing you with the latest and most relevant insights within employment law.
Simmelink Lawyers offers a range of services ranging from assistance with the hiring process to finalizing employment contracts. Some of the specific areas in which we offer expertise include:
- Recruitment and on-boarding
- During the employment contract
- Termination of employment contract
- Special employment relationships: ZZP, partner, payrolling or temporary worker
- Special issues: Discrimination, diversity and transgressive behavior
- Current changes and trends
Whether you are looking for legal advice or need representation in a complex employment case, our team of experienced lawyers is here to support you.
Recruitment and on-boarding
The initial phase of a professional collaboration is essential. We guide you throughout the application process, ensure clarity in contract interviews and provide fair working conditions. This includes aspects such as application procedures, contract discussions, types of contracts, working conditions, and mutual responsibilities at the start of an employment relationship.
Read more about Job Application and Closing the Employment Contract.
During the employment contract
To ensure a smooth working relationship, we assist you in topics such as sick leave, training, work environment, participation, working hours, vacations and leave arrangements, as well as the rights and obligations of both employers and employees during the cooperation.
Termination of employment contract
Finalizing an employment contract, including situations surrounding an employee’s long-term illness, can be complicated. In the case of a long-term sick employee, entering into a settlement agreement may be a considered choice to end the employment relationship in a respectful manner. We assist you in going through the procedures correctly, from regular dismissal cases to more complex cases such as summary dismissal. We guarantee fair treatment. These include reasons for dismissal, settlement agreements, transition compensation, provisions surrounding competition, business relationships and the specific nuances of sick leave.
Read more about Termination of employment contract.
ZZP, associate, payrolling or temporary worker
Whether you are a ZZP’er, freelancer, intern, temporary worker, employed through payrolling, a member of a partnership, partner in a VOF or have any other form of flexible employment contract, you have come to the right place. Every employment relationship has its own nuances and challenges. For those working together within a partnership or VOF, there are specific aspects and responsibilities to consider.
There are also specific rules and challenges for flexible working relationships such as payrolling and temporary employment. Therefore, we not only offer general advice, but also focus on the specific needs and issues associated with your employment status or form of cooperation. We understand the complexities of various employment relationships and collaborative structures, and ensure that you are provided with specialized and customized advice, fully tailored to your unique situation.
Discrimination, diversity and transgressive behavior
Within this category, we cover a range of sensitive and complex topics that require in-depth expertise. Discrimination and equal treatment in the workplace are crucial, not only from an ethical perspective, but also from a legal perspective.
Moreover, international labor law plays a prominent role, especially in an increasingly globalized world. Whether you are dealing with cross-border labor relations, diversity issues or equality challenges, we are here to provide you with thorough information and guidance. Our goal is to ensure that you are protected at all times and have the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions.
Current changes and trends
The world of labor is constantly changing. Besides providing updated and forward-looking insights on emerging trends and current shifts, such as digitalization, working from home and international labor mobility, we are also ready to support you with substantive legal advice. Our goal is to not only keep you informed, but to provide legal advice and guidance in this changing landscape.
Whether you are an employer, employee or HR professional, Simmelink Advocaten is here for you with expert advice and in-depth knowledge of employment law.
Our expertise in employment law
At Simmelink Lawyers, we have in-depth expertise in employment law. As your representative, we will advise, mediate, and where necessary, litigate on your behalf. We are also committed to alternative dispute resolution, such as negotiation and mediation, and even offer second opinion services if you already have legal representation.
At Simmelink Lawyers, we strive for accessibility. Whether you are in the Netherlands or abroad, we offer both face-to-face consultations at our office in Maarssen and online via image calling.
Attorney at law
Within employment law, cases can range from contractual disputes to dismissal cases to working conditions. As your lawyer, we advise, mediate and negotiate on your behalf, and if necessary, litigate in court to defend your interests. Whenever possible, we first try to reach a settlement with the opposing party before taking legal action.
We see negotiation and mediation within employment law as a valuable tool to resolve disputes without lengthy and costly legal proceedings. We can interact impartially with all parties involved, such as employer and employee, to reach a mutually supported solution.
If you already have guidance from a lawyer specializing in employment law but have doubts about the strategy chosen or the progress of your case, we offer a second opinion. We take a fresh look at your case and provide objective and discreet advice on the next steps or feasibility of your case. This can also be valuable after an unexpected ruling, to determine whether an appeal is a logical next step.
Looking for an employment law attorney?
Simmelink Law Firm employs lawyers and attorneys who specialize in employment law. We therefore offer the full spectrum of services, including legal advice, drafting and review of contracts and terms and conditions of employment, guidance on reintegration during illness and representation in labor disputes. Our approach is approachable and solution-oriented, with an emphasis on individual attention and customized solutions.
Our clients are (working for) multinational and SME companies, non-profit organizations and international institutions. We also work a lot for expats, both inside and outside the Netherlands. We use our legal expertise to provide practical, realistic solutions that serve our clients’ best interests. Contact us for a free initial consultation and find out how we can help you with your employment law issues.